How to Conjugate Shoot

by Craig Shrives

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Shoot in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Shoot

FormshootAlternative Name
Base FormshootInfinitive Form
The -S FormshootsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormshotSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormshootingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formshot[no alternative name]

Conjugating Shoot

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

Parts of Speech Lists 200 Important Irregular Verbs

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