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Irregular verb:

A1

write

Infinitive

write

[raɪt]

Past simple

wrote

writ *

[rəʊt]
[rɪt]

Past participle

written

writ *

[rɪtn]
[rɪt]


* This form is obsolete or used only in particular cases or dialects.


Related irregular verbs:

Infinitive

Past simple

Past participle

handwrite

[ˈhændraɪt]

handwrote
handwrit

[ˈhændrəʊt]
[ˈhændrit]

handwritten
handwrit

[ˈhændrəʊt]
[ˈhændrit]

cowrote
writ

cowritten

ghostwrote
ghostwrit

ghostwritten
ghostwrit

miswrote
miswrit

miswritten
miswrit

overwrote
overwrit

overwritten
overwrit

rewrote
rewrit

rewritten
rewrit

underwrote
underwrit

underwrote
underwrit


Conjugation of the irregular verb [write]

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
write 
you
write 
he/she/it
writes 
we
write 
you
write 
they
write 

Present Continuous

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

Past simple

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

Past Continuous

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

Present perfect

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

Present perfect continuous

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

Past perfect

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

Past perfect continuous

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

Future

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

Future continuous

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

Future perfect

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

Future perfect continuous

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

Conditional of the irregular verb [write]

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 write 
you
would write 
he/she/it
would write 
we
would write 
you
would write 
they
would write 

Conditional present progressive

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

Conditional perfect

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

Conditional perfect progressive

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

Subjunktiv of the irregular verb [write]

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
write 
you
write 
he/she/it
write 
we
write 
you
write 
they
write 

Past subjunctive

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

Past perfect subjunctive

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

Imperativ of the irregular verb [write]

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
write 
you
Let´s write 
he/she/it
write 
we
 
you
 
they
 

Participle of the irregular verb [write]

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
writing 
you
 
he/she/it
 
we
 
you
 
they
 

Past participle

I
written 
you
 
he/she/it
 
we
 
you
 
they
 

Phrasal verbs of the irregular verb [write]

write away

write back

write down

write in

write into

write off

write out

write up













Irregular verbs