How to Conjugate "Fling" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Fling"

The verb "fling" is an irregular verb. (This means that "fling" 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 Fling"

FormflingAlternative Name
Base FormflingInfinitive Form
The -S FormflingsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormflungSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormflingingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formflung[no alternative name]

"To Fling" in All the Tenses

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