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

Indicative

Present simple

  • I tell
  • you tell
  • he tells
  • we tell
  • you tell
  • they tell

Past simple

  • I told
  • you told
  • he told
  • we told
  • you told
  • they told

Future

  • I will tell
  • you will tell
  • he will tell
  • we will tell
  • you will tell
  • they will tell

Present continuous

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

Past continuous

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

Future continuous

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

Present perfect

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

Pluperfect

  • I had told
  • you had told
  • he had told
  • we had told
  • you had told
  • they had told

Future perfect

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

Present perfect continuous

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

Pluperfect continuous

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

Future perfect continuous

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

Subjunctive

  • I would tell
  • you would tell
  • he would tell
  • we would tell
  • you would tell
  • they would tell

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

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

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

Imperative

Affirmative

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

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