How to Conjugate Feel

by Craig Shrives

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Feel in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Feel

FormfeelAlternative Name
Base FormfeelInfinitive Form
The -S FormfeelsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormfeltSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormfeelingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formfelt[no alternative name]

Conjugating Feel

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