How to Conjugate Slink

by Craig Shrives

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Slink in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Slink

FormslinkAlternative Name
Base FormslinkInfinitive Form
The -S FormslinksThird Person Singular Form
Past FormslunkSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormslinkingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formslunk[no alternative name]

Conjugating Slink

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