How to Conjugate "Choose" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Choose"

The verb "choose" is an irregular verb. (This means that "choose" 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 Choose"

FormchooseAlternative Name
Base FormchooseInfinitive Form
The -S FormchoosesThird Person Singular Form
Past FormchoseSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormchoosingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formchosen[no alternative name]

"To Choose" in All the Tenses

The tables below show how "choose" 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
  • chose
  • chose
  • chose
  • chose
  • chose
  • chose
The simple past tense is for a completed activity that happened in the past.
  • was choosing
  • were choosing
  • was choosing
  • were choosing
  • were choosing
  • were choosing
The past progressive tense is for an ongoing activity in the past. Often, it is used to set the scene for another action.
  • had chosen
  • had chosen
  • had chosen
  • had chosen
  • had chosen
  • had chosen
The past perfect tense is for emphasizing that an action was completed before another took place.
  • had been choosing
  • had been choosing
  • had been choosing
  • had been choosing
  • had been choosing
  • had been choosing
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
  • choose
  • choose
  • chooses
  • choose
  • choose
  • choose
The simple present tense is mostly for a fact or a habit.
  • am choosing
  • are choosing
  • is choosing
  • are choosing
  • are choosing
  • are choosing
The present progressive tense is for an ongoing action in the present.
  • have chosen
  • have chosen
  • has chosen
  • have chosen
  • have chosen
  • have chosen
The present perfect tense is for an action that began in the past. (Often, the action continues into the present.)
  • have been choosing
  • have been choosing
  • has been choosing
  • have been choosing
  • have been choosing
  • have been choosing
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 choose
  • will choose
  • will choose
  • will choose
  • will choose
  • will choose
The simple future tense is for an action that will occur in the future.
  • will be choosing
  • will be choosing
  • will be choosing
  • will be choosing
  • will be choosing
  • will be choosing
The future progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will occur in the future.
  • will have chosen
  • will have chosen
  • will have chosen
  • will have chosen
  • will have chosen
  • will have chosen
The future perfect tense is for an action that will have been completed at some point in the future.
  • will have been choosing
  • will have been choosing
  • will have been choosing
  • will have been choosing
  • will have been choosing
  • will have been choosing
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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Most Common Irregular Verbs

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