The Verb "Rive" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Rive"

The verb "rive" is an irregular verb. (This means that "rive" 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 Rive"

FormriveAlternative Name
Base FormriveInfinitive Form
The -S FormrivesThird Person Singular Form
Past FormrivedSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormrivingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formriven (also rived)[no alternative name]

"To Rive" in All the Tenses

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

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