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

Basic Forms

  • Infinitive
  • to tell
  •  
  • Imperative
  • tell
  • let's tell
  • tell
  • Present Participle
  • telling
  •  
  • Past Participle
  • told
  •  
Indicative:

Present

  • I tell
  • you tell
  • he/she/it tells
  • we tell
  • you tell
  • they tell

Past

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

Compound Forms

Past Participle

  • having told
Indicative

Present continuous

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

Present perfect

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

Future

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

Future Perfect

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

Past continuous

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

Past perfect

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

Future continuous

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

Present perfect continuous

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

Past perfect continuous

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

Future perfect continuous

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

Basic Forms

  • Infinitive
  • not to tell
  •  
  • Imperative
  • do not tell
  • let's not tell
  • do not tell
  • Present Participle
  • not telling
  •  
  • Past Participle
  • not told
  •  

Present

  • I do not tell
  • you do not tell
  • he/she/it do not tells
  • we do not tell
  • you do not tell
  • they do not tell

Past

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

Past Participle

  • not having told

Present continuous

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

Present perfect

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

Future

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

Future Perfect

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

Past continuous

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

Past perfect

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

Future continuous

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

Present perfect continuous

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

Past perfect continuous

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

Future perfect continuous

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

Present

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

Past

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

Present continuous

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

Present perfect

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

Future

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

Future Perfect

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

Past continuous

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

Past perfect

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

Future continuous

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

Present perfect continuous

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

Past perfect continuous

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

Future perfect continuous

  • will I have been telling ?
  • will you have been telling ?
  • will he/she/it have been telling ?
  • will we have been telling ?
  • will you have been telling ?
  • will they have been telling ?
See also verbs with similar meaning: tell aparttell offtell on

Definitions:

  • -  Mark as different
  • -  Discern or comprehend
  • -  Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
  • -  Let something be known
  • -  Narrate or give a detailed account of
  • -  Give evidence
  • -  Express in words
  • -  Inform positively and with certainty and confidence

Examples:

  • -  We distinguish several kinds of maple
  • -  He could tell that she was unhappy
  • -  The mother told the child to get dressed
  • -  Tell them that you will be late
  • -  The father told a story to his child
  • -  He was telling on all his former colleague
  • -  State your name
  • -  I tell you that man is a crook!

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