How to Conjugate "Wind" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Wind"

The verb "wind" is an irregular verb. (This means that "wind" 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 Wind"

FormwindAlternative Name
Base FormwindInfinitive Form
The -S FormwindsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormwoundSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormwindingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formwound[no alternative name]

"To Wind" in All the Tenses

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