How to Conjugate "Blow" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Blow"

The verb "blow" is an irregular verb. (This means that "blow" does not form its simple past tense or its past participle by adding "-ed" or "-d" to the base form.)

The Five Forms of "To Blow"

FormblowAlternative Name
Base FormblowInfinitive Form
The -S FormblowsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormblewSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormblowingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formblown[no alternative name]

"To Blow" in All the Tenses

The tables below show how "blow" conjugates in the past, present, and future tenses.

Past Tenses

PersonSimple PastPast Progressive TensePast Perfect TensePast Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • blew
  • blew
  • blew
  • blew
  • blew
  • blew
The simple past tense is for a completed activity that happened in the past.
  • was blowing
  • were blowing
  • was blowing
  • were blowing
  • were blowing
  • were blowing
The past progressive tense is for an ongoing activity in the past. Often, it is used to set the scene for another action.
  • had blown
  • had blown
  • had blown
  • had blown
  • had blown
  • had blown
The past perfect tense is for emphasizing that an action was completed before another took place.
  • had been blowing
  • had been blowing
  • had been blowing
  • had been blowing
  • had been blowing
  • had been blowing
The past perfect progressive tense is for showing that an ongoing action in the past has ended.

Present Tenses

PersonSimple PresentPresent Progressive TensePresent Perfect TensePresent Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • blow
  • blow
  • blows
  • blow
  • blow
  • blow
The simple present tense is mostly for a fact or a habit.
  • am blowing
  • are blowing
  • is blowing
  • are blowing
  • are blowing
  • are blowing
The present progressive tense is for an ongoing action in the present.
  • have blown
  • have blown
  • has blown
  • have blown
  • have blown
  • have blown
The present perfect tense is for an action that began in the past. (Often, the action continues into the present.)
  • have been blowing
  • have been blowing
  • has been blowing
  • have been blowing
  • have been blowing
  • have been blowing
The present perfect progressive tense is for a continuous activity that began in the past and continues into the present (or finished very recently).

Future Tenses

PersonSimple FutureFuture Progressive TenseFuture Perfect TenseFuture Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • will blow
  • will blow
  • will blow
  • will blow
  • will blow
  • will blow
The simple future tense is for an action that will occur in the future.
  • will be blowing
  • will be blowing
  • will be blowing
  • will be blowing
  • will be blowing
  • will be blowing
The future progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will occur in the future.
  • will have blown
  • will have blown
  • will have blown
  • will have blown
  • will have blown
  • will have blown
The future perfect tense is for an action that will have been completed at some point in the future.
  • will have been blowing
  • will have been blowing
  • will have been blowing
  • will have been blowing
  • will have been blowing
  • will have been blowing
The future perfect progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will be completed at some specified time in the future.

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