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English conjugation of the verb "to play" in Present Simple Tense
Simple Forms

Basic Forms

  • Infinitive
  • to play
  •  
  • Imperative
  • play
  • let's play
  • play
  • Present Participle
  • playing
  •  
  • Past Participle
  • played
  •  
Indicative:

Present

  • I play
  • you play
  • he/she/it plays
  • we play
  • you play
  • they play

Past

  • I played
  • you played
  • he/she/it played
  • we played
  • you played
  • they played

Compound Forms

Past Participle

  • having played
Indicative

Present continuous

  • I am playing
  • you are playing
  • he/she/it is playing
  • we are playing
  • you are playing
  • they are playing

Present perfect

  • I have played
  • you have played
  • he/she/it has played
  • we have played
  • you have played
  • they have played

Future

  • I will play
  • you will play
  • he/she/it will play
  • we will play
  • you will play
  • they will play

Future Perfect

  • I will have played
  • you will have played
  • he/she/it will have played
  • we will have played
  • you will have played
  • they will have played

Past continuous

  • I was playing
  • you were playing
  • he/she/it was playing
  • we were playing
  • you were playing
  • they were playing

Past perfect

  • I had played
  • you had played
  • he/she/it had played
  • we had played
  • you had played
  • they had played

Future continuous

  • I will be playing
  • you will be playing
  • he/she/it will be playing
  • we will be playing
  • you will be playing
  • they will be playing

Present perfect continuous

  • I have been playing
  • you have been playing
  • he/she/it has been playing
  • we have been playing
  • you have been playing
  • they have been playing

Past perfect continuous

  • I had been playing
  • you had been playing
  • he/she/it had been playing
  • we had been playing
  • you had been playing
  • they had been playing

Future perfect continuous

  • I will have been playing
  • you will have been playing
  • he/she/it will have been playing
  • we will have been playing
  • you will have been playing
  • they will have been playing

Basic Forms

  • Infinitive
  • not to play
  •  
  • Imperative
  • do not play
  • let's not play
  • do not play
  • Present Participle
  • not playing
  •  
  • Past Participle
  • not played
  •  

Present

  • I do not play
  • you do not play
  • he/she/it do not plays
  • we do not play
  • you do not play
  • they do not play

Past

  • I did not play
  • you did not play
  • he/she/it did not play
  • we did not play
  • you did not play
  • they did not play

Past Participle

  • not having played

Present continuous

  • I am not playing
  • you are not playing
  • he/she/it is not playing
  • we are not playing
  • you are not playing
  • they are not playing

Present perfect

  • I have not played
  • you have not played
  • he/she/it has not played
  • we have not played
  • you have not played
  • they have not played

Future

  • I will not play
  • you will not play
  • he/she/it will not play
  • we will not play
  • you will not play
  • they will not play

Future Perfect

  • I will not have played
  • you will not have played
  • he/she/it will not have played
  • we will not have played
  • you will not have played
  • they will not have played

Past continuous

  • I was not playing
  • you were not playing
  • he/she/it was not playing
  • we were not playing
  • you were not playing
  • they were not playing

Past perfect

  • I had not played
  • you had not played
  • he/she/it had not played
  • we had not played
  • you had not played
  • they had not played

Future continuous

  • I will not be playing
  • you will not be playing
  • he/she/it will not be playing
  • we will not be playing
  • you will not be playing
  • they will not be playing

Present perfect continuous

  • I have not been playing
  • you have not been playing
  • he/she/it has not been playing
  • we have not been playing
  • you have not been playing
  • they have not been playing

Past perfect continuous

  • I had not been playing
  • you had not been playing
  • he/she/it had not been playing
  • we had not been playing
  • you had not been playing
  • they had not been playing

Future perfect continuous

  • I will not have been playing
  • you will not have been playing
  • he/she/it will not have been playing
  • we will not have been playing
  • you will not have been playing
  • they will not have been playing
Indicative:

Present

  • do I play ?
  • do you play ?
  • does he/she/it play ?
  • do we play ?
  • do you play ?
  • do they play ?

Past

  • did I play ?
  • did you play ?
  • did he/she/it play ?
  • did we play ?
  • did you play ?
  • did they play ?
Indicative

Present continuous

  • am I playing ?
  • are you playing ?
  • is he/she/it playing ?
  • are we playing ?
  • are you playing ?
  • are they playing ?

Present perfect

  • have I played ?
  • have you played ?
  • has he/she/it played ?
  • have we played ?
  • have you played ?
  • have they played ?

Future

  • will I play ?
  • will you play ?
  • will he/she/it play ?
  • will we play ?
  • will you play ?
  • will they play ?

Future Perfect

  • will I have played ?
  • will you have played ?
  • will he/she/it have played ?
  • will we have played ?
  • will you have played ?
  • will they have played ?

Past continuous

  • was I playing ?
  • were you playing ?
  • was he/she/it playing ?
  • were we playing ?
  • were you playing ?
  • were they playing ?

Past perfect

  • had I played ?
  • had you played ?
  • had he/she/it played ?
  • had we played ?
  • had you played ?
  • had they played ?

Future continuous

  • will I be playing ?
  • will you be playing ?
  • will he/she/it be playing ?
  • will we be playing ?
  • will you be playing ?
  • will they be playing ?

Present perfect continuous

  • have I been playing ?
  • have you been playing ?
  • has he/she/it been playing ?
  • have we been playing ?
  • have you been playing ?
  • have they been playing ?

Past perfect continuous

  • had I been playing ?
  • had you been playing ?
  • had he/she/it been playing ?
  • had we been playing ?
  • had you been playing ?
  • had they been playing ?

Future perfect continuous

  • will I have been playing ?
  • will you have been playing ?
  • will he/she/it have been playing ?
  • will we have been playing ?
  • will you have been playing ?
  • will they have been playing ?
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Definitions:

  • -  Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
  • -  Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
  • -  Exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
  • -  Consider not very seriously
  • -  Participate in games or sport
  • -  Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
  • -  Employ in a game or in a specific position
  • -  Use or move
  • -  Shoot or hit in a particular manner
  • -  Bet or wager (money)
  • -  Put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game
  • -  Stake on the outcome of an issue
  • -  Make bets
  • -  Use to one's advantage
  • -  Discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
  • -  Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
  • -  Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
  • -  Perform on a certain location
  • -  Be performed or presented for public viewing
  • -  Cause to emit recorded audio or video
  • -  Emit recorded sound
  • -  Play a role or part
  • -  Perform on a stage or theater
  • -  Pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
  • -  Replay (as a melody)
  • -  Play on an instrument
  • -  Perform music on (a musical instrument)
  • -  Move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
  • -  Cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
  • -  Act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
  • -  Engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
  • -  Be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children
  • -  Behave carelessly or indifferently
  • -  Behave in a certain way
  • -  Be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way

Examples:

  • -  Toy with an idea
  • -  She plays deaf when the news are bad
  • -  Play a hooked fish
  • -  She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania
  • -  Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches
  • -  Charlie likes to play Mary
  • -  They played him on first base
  • -  I had to play my queen
  • -  She played a good backhand last night
  • -  She plays the races
  • -  The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory
  • -  She played all her money on the dark horse
  • -  Play the casinos in Trouville
  • -  She plays on her clients' emotions
  • -  The fountains played all day
  • -  He played with the idea of running for the Senate
  • -  The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area
  • -  She has been playing on Broadway for years
  • -  `Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years
  • -  He never tires of playing that video
  • -  The stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered
  • -  She played the servant to her husband's master
  • -  I played in `A Christmas Carol'
  • -  Play cowboy and Indians
  • -  She played the third movement very beautifully
  • -  The band played all night long
  • -  Can you play on this old recorder?
  • -  The spotlights played on the politicians
  • -  The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack
  • -  I played no role in your dismissal
  • -  The students all recreate alike
  • -  I used to play with trucks as a little girl
  • -  Play about with a young girl's affection
  • -  Play fair
  • -  His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee

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