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English Verbs - Example Sentences of the Verb Give

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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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