The Verb "Mow" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Mow"

The verb "mow" is an irregular verb. (This means that "mow" 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 Mow"

FormmowAlternative Name
Base FormmowInfinitive Form
The -S FormmowsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormmowedSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormmowingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formmown[no alternative name]

"To Mow" in All the Tenses

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