How to Conjugate Withdraw

by Craig Shrives

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Withdraw in the Different Tenses

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

The Five Forms of Withdraw

FormwithdrawAlternative Name
Base FormwithdrawInfinitive Form
The -S FormwithdrawsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormwithdrewSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormwithdrawingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formwithdrawn[no alternative name]

Conjugating Withdraw

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  • had withdrawn
  • had withdrawn
  • had withdrawn
  • had withdrawn
  • had withdrawn
  • had withdrawn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  • have withdrawn
  • have withdrawn
  • has withdrawn
  • have withdrawn
  • have withdrawn
  • have withdrawn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