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Example Sentences of the Verb Become


This page provides example sentences of the verb "Become" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms.

Base Form become / Past Simple became / Past Participle become / Gerund becoming

Present Simple

He often becomes sad when he watches a film.

Present Simple Passive


Present Continuous

I am becoming used to living in Canada.

Present Continuous Passive


Present Perfect

He has become a new person since he left her.

Present Perfect Passive


Present Perfect Continuous

They have been becoming more and more anxious these past few days.

Past Simple

Alice became angry when she heard the news.

Past Simple Passive


Past Continuous

He was becoming used to his new life when he had to move again.

Past Continuous Passive


Past Perfect

Jack had become familiar with the account before the manager arrived.

Past Perfect Passive


Past Perfect Continuous

She had been becoming more and more anxious before he finally said yes.

Future (will)

We will become friends. I'm sure!

Future (will) passive


Future (going to)

He is going to become director soon.

Future (going to) passive


Future Continuous

My aunt will be becoming used to the sun this time next week.

Future Perfect

It will have become perfectly normal by the end of next week.

Future Possibility

She might become angry will you tell her.

Real Conditional

If he becomes director, I will become vice-president.

Unreal Conditional

If she became ill, she would visit a doctor.

Past Unreal Conditional

If she had become the boss, I would have left the company.

Present Modal

You should become the next leader.

Past Modal

They might have become rich!

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