Cooljugator: The Smart Conjugator in English

This is a very simple English verb conjugator. Our goal is to make English conjugation easy, smart and straightforward.

You can input verbs into the Cooljugator bar above in any form, tense or mood in English. The English Cooljugator can currently do around 29419 verbs. We suggest you try it out.

You can also click here to browse the list of English verbs that we can conjugate.

Common English verbs

If you run out of ideas, some English verbs according to their frequency of use on Cooljugator are:

The English language

English is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch of the family, related to but not mutually intelligible with German and Dutch. English is the third most common native language (after Mandarin and Spanish), and is THE official or AN official language of around 60 countries. It is spoken by app. 400 million people as a first native language, by at least just as many as a second native language, and by up to 700 million people as a foreign language. It is no surprise that it is widely being regarded as the de facto lingua franca of the world. You are actually using English right now to read this...

English is written in Latin alphabet and doesn't use diacritics except in borrowed words. Although its relatives retain some of the inflectional morphology associated with Indo-European languages, English has comparatively little inflection, which makes conjugating it easier.

About English conjugation

English conjugation is a process in which English verbs are modified to accord with various other features of the phrase. In English, you have three basic forms:

  • the plain present -for example, 'do', 'try'
  • the preterite (past) form - for example, 'did' or 'tried'
  • the past participle -for example, 'done' or 'tried'

For most verbs (called regular ones ) the preterite form and the past participle are the same and are formed in a regular pattern from the plain present form with the addition of '-(e)d'. However, many of the most common verbs are irregular (luckily, the total number of such verbs is only around 200). The other forms of the verb are derived from these three basic ones by taking endings such as the present third person singular '-(e)s' or the progressive (gerund-participle) '-ing'. In addition, many more forms of the verb are formed using the auxiliary verb "to be".

In English, you can conjugate verbs by these major factors:

  • person and number (the verb changes depending on the person it is referring to, e.g. 'I do', or 'she/he does' and sometimes depending on whether we are talking about a single person like in 'I am', or many: 'we are'),
  • tense (English distinguishes present, past and future tenses, with the latter being a compound form using the modal verbs "will/shall"),
  • mood (which indicates the attitude, and is distinguished as indicative, conditional, imperative or subjunctive, e.g. 'you do', 'you would do', 'do!' and 'it is important that you do', with the subjunctive forms rarely being distinct from the indicative, mostly being represented as just third person singular losing the '-(e)s' ending, e.g. 'it is important that she do'),
  • aspect (this feature connects the verb to the flow of time; English distinguishes simple ('I do'), progressive ('I am doing'), perfect ('I have done') and perfect progressive ('I have been doing') aspects, which exist for all three tenses and also the conditional mood),
  • voice (indicates the actor and can be active or passive, e.g. 'I do' and 'I am (being) done').

In the English Cooljugator, we try to provide you as many of these factors as possible, although we also try to focus on the most important aspects of conjugation. Moreover, we always try to show how forms relate to one another (see the verb tree above).

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