How to Conjugate Strip

by Craig Shrives

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Strip in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Strip

FormstripAlternative Name
Base FormstripInfinitive Form
The -S FormstripsThird Person Singular Form
Past Formstript (also stripped)Simple Past Tense
The -ING FormstrippingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formstript (also stripped)[no alternative name]

Conjugating Strip

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