This page provides example sentences of the verb "Hold" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms.
Base Form hold / Past Simple held / Past Participle held / Gerund holding
They usually hold meetings on Mondays.
Present Simple Passive
Meetings are usually held on Mondays.
The manger is holding a meeting at the moment.
Present Continuous Passive
The annual meeting is being held this morning.
He has held many positions at this company.
Present Perfect Passive
The position has been held by three different employees this year.
Present Perfect Continuous
Peter has been holding that jewel in his hands for the past half an hour.
He held up the traffic to let the children pass.
Past Simple Passive
The children were held up as examples to all.
We were holding a meeting when she burst into the room with the news.
Past Continuous Passive
A meeting was being held when she burst into the room with the news.
They had already held the discussion when I arrived late.
Past Perfect Passive
The discussion had already been held when I arrived late.
Past Perfect Continuous
Mary had been holding her ground for more than an hour when she finally gave in to his request.
Alice will hold the auction.
Future (will) passive
The auction will be held by Alice.
Future (going to)
Alice is going to hold the auction tomorrow evening.
Future (going to) passive
The auction will be held tomorrow evening.
We will be holding a drink in our hands this time tomorrow.
She will have held three different positions by the time she retires next month.
She might hold a meeting to discuss the idea.
If she holds a meeting, I will attend.
If she held a meeting, I would attend.
Past Unreal Conditional
If she had held a meeting, I would have attended.
She must hold a meeting soon.
She can't have held a meeting without John.