How to Conjugate Throw

by Craig Shrives

This Page Includes...

Throw in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Throw

FormthrowAlternative Name
Base FormthrowInfinitive Form
The -S FormthrowsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormthrewSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormthrowingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formthrown[no alternative name]

Conjugating Throw

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

Help Us To Improve Grammar Monster

  • Do you disagree with something on this page?
  • Did you spot a typo?
Next lesson >

See Also

Parts of Speech Lists 200 Important Irregular Verbs

Page URL