How to Conjugate Freeze

by Craig Shrives

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Freeze in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Freeze

FormfreezeAlternative Name
Base FormfreezeInfinitive Form
The -S FormfreezesThird Person Singular Form
Past FormfrozeSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormfreezingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formfrozen[no alternative name]

Conjugating Freeze

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