This page provides example sentences of the verb "Begin" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms.
Base Form begin / Past Simple began[i/] / Past Participle begun / Gerund beginning
He usually begins work at eight o'clock.
Present Simple Passive
Construction is often begun before the plans are finished.
We are beginning to understand the problem.
Present Continuous Passive
The report is being begun this very moment.
Peter hasn't begun yet.
Present Perfect Passive
The report hasn't been begun yet.
Present Perfect Continuous
The school began to ask students to come earlier.
Past Simple Passive
The project was begun last week.
They were beginning to eat as I arrived.
Past Continuous Passive
The book was being begun when I got to class.
She had begun work before I arrived.
Past Perfect Passive
The project had been begun before he approved the final plans.
Past Perfect Continuous
It will begin soon.
Future (will) passive
The project will be begun by John.
Future (going to)
Oliver is going to begin a new job next week.
Future (going to) passive
The process is going to be begun next month.
He will be beginning his new job in two weeks time.
The concert will have begun by the time you arrive.
The movie may begin soon.
I will begin if he arrives soon.
She would begin soon if they offered her the job.
Past Unreal Conditional
If it had begun earlier they wouldn't have finished in time.
I must begin working hard!
They should have begun the project earlier.