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

Indicative

Present simple

  • I detain
  • you detain
  • he detains
  • we detain
  • you detain
  • they detain

Past simple

  • I detained
  • you detained
  • he detained
  • we detained
  • you detained
  • they detained

Future

  • I will detain
  • you will detain
  • he will detain
  • we will detain
  • you will detain
  • they will detain

Present continuous

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

Past continuous

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

Future continuous

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

Present perfect

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

Pluperfect

  • I had detained
  • you had detained
  • he had detained
  • we had detained
  • you had detained
  • they had detained

Future perfect

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

Present perfect continuous

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

Pluperfect continuous

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

Future perfect continuous

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

Subjunctive

  • I would detain
  • you would detain
  • he would detain
  • we would detain
  • you would detain
  • they would detain

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

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

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

Imperative

Affirmative

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

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