How to Conjugate "Slide" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Slide"

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

The Five Forms of "To Slide"

FormslideAlternative Name
Base FormslideInfinitive Form
The -S FormslidesThird Person Singular Form
Past FormslidSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormslidingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formslid (also slidden)[no alternative name]

"To Slide" in All the Tenses

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

Most Common Irregular Verbs

The two most common irregular verbs in English are "be" and "have." These pages give more details about these two verbs: Here are the next 10 most common irregular verbs in English:

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