How to Conjugate Draw

by Craig Shrives

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Draw in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Draw

FormdrawAlternative Name
Base FormdrawInfinitive Form
The -S FormdrawsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormdrewSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormdrawingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formdrawn[no alternative name]

Conjugating Draw

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