How to Conjugate Sweat

by Craig Shrives

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Sweat in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Sweat

FormsweatAlternative Name
Base FormsweatInfinitive Form
The -S FormsweatsThird Person Singular Form
Past Formsweat (also sweated)Simple Past Tense
The -ING FormsweatingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formsweat (also sweated)[no alternative name]

Conjugating Sweat

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