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Forms of the irregular verb bring

September 11th, 2010 in Improve English

An irregular verb has a past tense and a past participle that does not end in –ed. This page provides example sentences of the irregular verb bring in all tenses and voices.

Base form: bring

Simple past: brought

Past participle: brought

Gerund/present participle: bringing

Simple present

She always brings her baby to work.

Simple present (passive)

Her baby is always brought to work.

Present Continuous

I am bringing my friend to the reception.

Present continuous (passive)

My friend is being brought to the reception (by me).

Present Perfect

I haven’t brought anything.

Present perfect (passive)

Nothing has been brought by me.

Present Perfect Continuous

She has been bringing us nice gifts.

Simple past

She brought me a nice present yesterday.

Simple past (passive)

A nice present was brought by her yesterday.

Past Continuous

They are bringing about several reforms.

Past continuous (passive)

Several reforms are being brought about by them.

Past Perfect

She had brought the file.

Past perfect (passive)

The file had been brought by her.

Past Perfect Continuous

She had been bringing her baby to work until her boss asked her to stop.

Simple Future

Susie will bring her violin.

Simple future (passive)

The violin will be brought by Susie.

Future continuous

Susie will be bringing her violin.

Future (going to)

I am going to bring a friend to the party.

Future (going to) passive

My friend is going to be brought to the party.

Future Perfect

They will have brought about many changes by the end of this year.

Future perfect (passive)

Many changes will have been brought about by the end of this year.

Future Possibility

She may bring her baby to work.

She might bring her baby to work.

Real conditional

If she brings her baby to work, she will be sacked.

Unreal Conditional

If she brought her baby to work, she would be sacked.

Past unreal conditional

If she had brought her baby to work, she would have been sacked.