The Verb "String" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To String"

The verb "string" is an irregular verb. (This means that "string" 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 String"

FormstringAlternative Name
Base FormstringInfinitive Form
The -S FormstringsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormstrungSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormstringingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formstrung[no alternative name]

"To String" in All the Tenses

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