How to Conjugate "Awake" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Awake"

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

The Five Forms of "To Awake"

FormawakeAlternative Name
Base FormawakeInfinitive Form
The -S FormawakesThird Person Singular Form
Past FormawokeSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormawakingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formawoken[no alternative name]

"To Awake" in All the Tenses

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

Most Common Irregular Verbs

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Most Common Irregular Verbs

The two most common irregular verbs in English are "be" and "have." These pages give more details about these two verbs: Here are the next 10 most common irregular verbs in English:

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