The Verb "Fit" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Fit"

The verb "fit" is an irregular verb. (This means that "fit" 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 Fit"

FormfitAlternative Name
Base FormfitInfinitive Form
The -S FormfitsThird Person Singular Form
Past Formfit (also fitted)Simple Past Tense
The -ING FormfittingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formfit (also fitted)[no alternative name]

"To Fit" in All the Tenses

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

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:

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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