How to Conjugate Swing

by Craig Shrives

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Swing in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Swing

FormswingAlternative Name
Base FormswingInfinitive Form
The -S FormswingsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormswungSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormswingingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formswung[no alternative name]

Conjugating Swing

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