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Irregular verb (past tense) sweep

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Infinitive

sweep

[swiːp]

Past simple

swept

sweeped *

[swept]
[swiːpid]

Past participle

swept

sweeped *

[swept]
[swiːpid]


* This form is obsolete or used only in particular cases or dialects.




Related irregular verbs:

Infinitive

Past simple

Past participle

upswept
upsweeped

upswept
upsweeped


Conjugation of the irregular verb [sweep]

Conjugation is the creation of derived forms of a verb from its principal parts by inflection (alteration of form according to rules of grammar). For instance, the verb "break" can be conjugated to form the words break, breaks, broke, broken and breaking.

The term conjugation is applied only to the inflection of verbs, and not of other parts of speech (inflection of nouns and adjectives is known as declension). Also it is often restricted to denoting the formation of finite forms of a verb – these may be referred to as conjugated forms, as opposed to non-finite forms, such as the infinitive or gerund, which tend not to be marked for most of the grammatical categories.

Conjugation is also the traditional name for a group of verbs that share a similar conjugation pattern in a particular language (a verb class). A verb that does not follow all of the standard conjugation patterns of the language is said to be an {###} {####} irregular verb.

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Present

I
sweep 
you
sweep 
he/she/it
sweeps 
we
sweep 
you
sweep 
they
sweep 

Present Continuous

I
am sweeping 
you
are sweeping 
he/she/it
is sweeping 
we
are sweeping 
you
are sweeping 
they
are sweeping 

Past simple

I
swept 
you
swept 
he/she/it
swept 
we
swept 
you
swept 
they
swept 

Past Continuous

I
was sweeping 
you
were sweeping 
he/she/it
was sweeping 
we
were sweeping 
you
were sweeping 
they
were sweeping 

Present perfect

I
have swept 
you
have swept 
he/she/it
has swept 
we
have swept 
you
have swept 
they
have swept 

Present perfect continuous

I
have been sweeping 
you
have been sweeping 
he/she/it
has been sweeping 
we
have been sweeping 
you
have been sweeping 
they
have been sweeping 

Past perfect

I
had swept 
you
had swept 
he/she/it
had swept 
we
had swept 
you
had swept 
they
had swept 

Past perfect continuous

I
had been sweeping 
you
had been sweeping 
he/she/it
had been sweeping 
we
had been sweeping 
you
had been sweeping 
they
had been sweeping 

Future

I
will sweep 
you
will sweep 
he/she/it
will sweep 
we
will sweep 
you
will sweep 
they
will sweep 

Future continuous

I
will be sweeping 
you
will be sweeping 
he/she/it
will be sweeping 
we
will be sweeping 
you
will be sweeping 
they
will be sweeping 

Future perfect

I
will have swept 
you
will have swept 
he/she/it
will have swept 
we
will have swept 
you
will have swept 
they
will have swept 

Future perfect continuous

I
will have been sweeping 
you
will have been sweeping 
he/she/it
will have been sweeping 
we
will have been sweeping 
you
will have been sweeping 
they
will have been sweeping 

Conditional of the irregular verb [sweep]

Causality (also referred to as causation or cause and effect) is influence by which one event, process, state or object (a cause) contributes to the production of another event, process, state or object (an effect) where the cause is partly responsible for the effect, and the effect is partly dependent on the cause. In general, a process has many causes, which are also said to be causal factors for it, and all lie in its past. An effect can in turn be a cause of, or causal factor for, many other effects, which all lie in its future.

The conditional mood (abbreviated cond) is a grammatical mood used in conditional sentences to express a proposition whose validity is dependent on some condition, possibly counterfactual.

English does not have an inflective (morphological) conditional mood, except in as much as the modal verbs could, might, should and would may in some contexts be regarded as conditional forms of can, may, shall and will respectively. What is called the English conditional mood (or just the conditional) is formed periphrastically using the modal verb would in combination with the bare infinitive of the following verb. (Occasionally should is used in place of would with a first person subject – see shall and will. Also the aforementioned modal verbs could, might and should may replace would in order to express appropriate modality in addition to conditionality.)

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Conditional present

I
would sweep 
you
would sweep 
he/she/it
would sweep 
we
would sweep 
you
would sweep 
they
would sweep 

Conditional present progressive

I
would be sweeping 
you
would be sweeping 
he/she/it
would be sweeping 
we
would be sweeping 
you
would be sweeping 
they
would be sweeping 

Conditional perfect

I
would have swept 
you
would have swept 
he/she/it
would have swept 
we
would have swept 
you
would have swept 
they
would have swept 

Conditional perfect progressive

I
would have been sweeping 
you
would have been sweeping 
he/she/it
would have been sweeping 
we
would have been sweeping 
you
would have been sweeping 
they
would have been sweeping 

Subjunktiv of the irregular verb [sweep]

The subjunctive is a grammatical mood, a feature of the utterance that indicates the speaker's attitude toward it. Subjunctive forms of verbs are typically used to express various states of unreality such as: wish, emotion, possibility, judgement, opinion, obligation, or action that has not yet occurred; the precise situations in which they are used vary from language to language. The subjunctive is one of the irrealis moods, which refer to what is not necessarily real. It is often contrasted with the indicative, a realis mood which is used principally to indicate that something is a statement of fact.

Subjunctives occur most often, although not exclusively, in subordinate clauses, particularly that-clauses. Examples of the subjunctive in English are found in the sentences "I suggest that you be careful" and "It is important that she stay by your side."

The subjunctive mood in English is a clause type used in some contexts which describe non-actual possibilities, e.g. "It's crucial that you be here" and "It's crucial that he arrive early." In English, the subjunctive is syntactic rather than inflectional, since there is no specifically subjunctive verb form. Rather, subjunctive clauses recruit the bare form of the verb which is also used in a variety of other constructions.

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Present subjunctive

I
sweep 
you
sweep 
he/she/it
sweep 
we
sweep 
you
sweep 
they
sweep 

Past subjunctive

I
swept 
you
swept 
he/she/it
swept 
we
swept 
you
swept 
they
swept 

Past perfect subjunctive

I
had swept 
you
had swept 
he/she/it
had swept 
we
had swept 
you
had swept 
they
had swept 

Imperativ of the irregular verb [sweep]

The imperative mood is a grammatical mood that forms a command or request.

An example of a verb used in the imperative mood is the English phrase "Go." Such imperatives imply a second-person subject (you), but some other languages also have first- and third-person imperatives, with the meaning of "let's (do something)" or "let them (do something)" (the forms may alternatively be called cohortative and jussive).

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Imperativ

I
sweep 
you
Let´s sweep 
he/she/it
sweep 
we
 
you
 
they
 

Participle of the irregular verb [sweep]

In linguistics, a participle (ptcp) is a form of nonfinite verb that comprises perfective or continuative grammatical aspects in numerous tenses. A participle also may function as an adjective or an adverb. For example, in "boiled potato", boiled is the past participle of the verb boil, adjectivally modifying the noun potato; in "ran us ragged," ragged is the past participle of the verb rag, adverbially qualifying the verb ran.

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Present participle

I
sweeping 
you
 
he/she/it
 
we
 
you
 
they
 

Past participle

I
swept 
you
 
he/she/it
 
we
 
you
 
they
 

Phrasal verbs of the irregular verb [sweep]

sweep aside

sweep away

sweep off

sweep out

sweep up













Irregular verbs