Learn how to conjugate the irregular English verb begin with the below conjugation table. To listen to the audio pronunciation for each conjugation, simply click on the speaker icon next to the conjugated tense. To practice and test yourself on the English verb begin, first add it to your verb list by clicking on the Add to My Verbs button above.

Indicative

Present simple

  • I begin
  • you begin
  • he begins
  • we begin
  • you begin
  • they begin

Past simple

  • I began
  • you began
  • he began
  • we began
  • you began
  • they began

Future

  • I will begin
  • you will begin
  • he will begin
  • we will begin
  • you will begin
  • they will begin

Present continuous

  • I am beginning
  • you are beginning
  • he is beginning
  • we are beginning
  • you are beginning
  • they are beginning

Past continuous

  • I was beginning
  • you were beginning
  • he was beginning
  • we were beginning
  • you were beginning
  • they were beginning

Future continuous

  • I will be beginning
  • you will be beginning
  • he will be beginning
  • we will be beginning
  • you will be beginning
  • they will be beginning

Present perfect

  • I have begun
  • you have begun
  • he has begun
  • we have begun
  • you have begun
  • they have begun

Pluperfect

  • I had begun
  • you had begun
  • he had begun
  • we had begun
  • you had begun
  • they had begun

Future perfect

  • I will have begun
  • you will have begun
  • he will have begun
  • we will have begun
  • you will have begun
  • they will have begun

Present perfect continuous

  • I have been beginning
  • you have been beginning
  • he has been beginning
  • we have been beginning
  • you have been beginning
  • they have been beginning

Pluperfect continuous

  • I had been beginning
  • you had been beginning
  • he had been beginning
  • we had been beginning
  • you had been beginning
  • they had been beginning

Future perfect continuous

  • I will have been beginning
  • you will have been beginning
  • he will have been beginning
  • we will have been beginning
  • you will have been beginning
  • they will have been beginning

Subjunctive

  • I would begin
  • you would begin
  • he would begin
  • we would begin
  • you would begin
  • they would begin

  • I would be beginning
  • you would be beginning
  • he would be beginning
  • we would be beginning
  • you would be beginning
  • they would be beginning

  • I would have begun
  • you would have begun
  • he would have begun
  • we would have begun
  • you would have begun
  • they would have begun

  • I would have been beginning
  • you would have been beginning
  • he would have been beginning
  • we would have been beginning
  • you would have been beginning
  • they would have been beginning

Imperative

Affirmative

  • (you) begin
  • (we) Let's begin
  • (you) begin

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