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English Verbs - Example Sentences of the Verb Give


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

Base Form give / Past Simple gave / Past Participle given / Gerund giving

Present Simple

Peter gives a lot to charity.

Present Simple Passive

Many donations are given to charity every day.

Present Continuous

Mary is giving Tom a second chance this week.

Present Continuous Passive

Tom is being given a second chance by Mary.

Present Perfect

Has she given Google a try?

Present Perfect Passive

Has a donation been given to the charity?

Present Perfect Continuous

Mario has been giving Jack a workout this morning.

Past Simple

Andy gave his daughter a bicycle for her birthday last week.

Past Simple Passive

A bicycle was given to his daughter for her birthday last week.

Past Continuous

She was giving her daughter a lesson when they were interrupted.

Past Continuous Passive

A lesson was being given to the class when it was interrupted.

Past Perfect

The had given the gift when I got to the party.

Past Perfect Passive

The gift had been given when I got to the party.

Past Perfect Continuous

She had been giving lessons all morning before I arrived.

Future (will)

Terry will give him a ring.

Future (will) passive

A ring will be given to the winner.

Future (going to)

She is going to give her son a present later today.

Future (going to) passive

A present is going to be given to her son later today.

Future Continuous

This time tomorrow he will be giving a lecture.

Future Perfect

She will have given notice by six o'clock.

Future Possibility

Jane may give him a second chance.

Real Conditional

If she gives him a second chance, he will change.

Unreal Conditional

If she gave him a second chance, he would change.

Past Unreal Conditional

If she had given him a second chance, he would have changed.

Present Modal

She should give him a second chance.

Past Modal

She can't have given him a second chance!

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