How to Conjugate Rise

by Craig Shrives

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Rise in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Rise

FormriseAlternative Name
Base FormriseInfinitive Form
The -S FormrisesThird Person Singular Form
Past FormroseSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormrisingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formrisen[no alternative name]

Conjugating Rise

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