How to Conjugate Slit

by Craig Shrives

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Slit in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Slit

FormslitAlternative Name
Base FormslitInfinitive Form
The -S FormslitsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormslitSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormslittingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formslit[no alternative name]

Conjugating Slit

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