How to Conjugate "Stick" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Stick"

The verb "stick" is an irregular verb. (This means that "stick" 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 Stick"

FormstickAlternative Name
Base FormstickInfinitive Form
The -S FormsticksThird Person Singular Form
Past FormstuckSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormstickingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formstuck[no alternative name]

"To Stick" in All the Tenses

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

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