How to Conjugate Grind

by Craig Shrives

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Grind in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Grind

FormgrindAlternative Name
Base FormgrindInfinitive Form
The -S FormgrindsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormgroundSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormgrindingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formground[no alternative name]

Conjugating Grind

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