Learn how to conjugate the irregular English verb can 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 can, first add it to your verb list by clicking on the Add to My Verbs button above.

Indicative

Present simple

  • I can
  • you can
  • he can
  • we can
  • you can
  • they can

Past simple

  • I could
  • you could
  • he could
  • we could
  • you could
  • they could

Future

  • I will can
  • you will can
  • he will can
  • we will can
  • you will can
  • they will can

Present continuous

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

Past continuous

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

Future continuous

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

Present perfect

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

Pluperfect

  • I had could
  • you had could
  • he had could
  • we had could
  • you had could
  • they had could

Future perfect

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

Present perfect continuous

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

Pluperfect continuous

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

Future perfect continuous

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

Subjunctive

  • I would can
  • you would can
  • he would can
  • we would can
  • you would can
  • they would can

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

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

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

Imperative

Affirmative

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

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