How to Conjugate Bring

by Craig Shrives

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Bring in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Bring

FormbringAlternative Name
Base FormbringInfinitive Form
The -S FormbringsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormbroughtSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormbringingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formbrought[no alternative name]

Conjugating Bring

The tables below show how "bring" 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
  • brought
  • brought
  • brought
  • brought
  • brought
  • brought
The simple past tense is for a completed activity that happened in the past.
  • was bringing
  • were bringing
  • was bringing
  • were bringing
  • were bringing
  • were bringing
The past progressive tense is for an ongoing activity in the past. Often, it is used to set the scene for another action.
  • had brought
  • had brought
  • had brought
  • had brought
  • had brought
  • had brought
The past perfect tense is for emphasizing that an action was completed before another took place.
  • had been bringing
  • had been bringing
  • had been bringing
  • had been bringing
  • had been bringing
  • had been bringing
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
  • bring
  • bring
  • brings
  • bring
  • bring
  • bring
The simple present tense is mostly for a fact or a habit.
  • am bringing
  • are bringing
  • is bringing
  • are bringing
  • are bringing
  • are bringing
The present progressive tense is for an ongoing action in the present.
  • have brought
  • have brought
  • has brought
  • have brought
  • have brought
  • have brought
The present perfect tense is for an action that began in the past. (Often, the action continues into the present.)
  • have been bringing
  • have been bringing
  • has been bringing
  • have been bringing
  • have been bringing
  • have been bringing
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 bring
  • will bring
  • will bring
  • will bring
  • will bring
  • will bring
The simple future tense is for an action that will occur in the future.
  • will be bringing
  • will be bringing
  • will be bringing
  • will be bringing
  • will be bringing
  • will be bringing
The future progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will occur in the future.
  • will have brought
  • will have brought
  • will have brought
  • will have brought
  • will have brought
  • will have brought
The future perfect tense is for an action that will have been completed at some point in the future.
  • will have been bringing
  • will have been bringing
  • will have been bringing
  • will have been bringing
  • will have been bringing
  • will have been bringing
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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Parts of Speech Lists 200 Important Irregular Verbs

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