How to Conjugate the Irregular English Verb "to Run" in All Tenses

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

Base Form run / Past Simple ran / Past Participle run / Gerund running

TenseExample
Present SimpleHe runs along the beach every Monday.
Present Simple PassiveSmith and Sons is run by John Smith.
Present ContinuousWe are running late today.
Present Continuous PassiveThe business is being run by the son while John is away.
Present PerfectI haven't run a race since I was a teenager.
Present Perfect PassiveThat course hasn't been run in a long time.
Present Perfect ContinuousWe have been running since ten this morning.
Past SimpleJanet ran five miles yesterday.
Past Simple PassiveThe business was run by Jack while John was ill.
Past ContinuousThey were running along the road when the car stopped.
Past Continuous PassiveThe show was being run by the producer when the actor interrupted the action.
Past PerfectThey had run five miles before breakfast.
Past Perfect PassiveFive miles had been run before seven o'clock.
Past Perfect ContinuousWe had been running for two hours when I fell and hurt my ankle.
Future (will)We will run with you this afternoon.
Future (will) PassiveThe race will be run soon.
Future (going to)They are going to run in the Santa Clara race.
Future (going to) PassiveThe Santa Clara race is going to be run next weekend.
Future ContinuousWe will be running down the beach this time next week.
Future PerfectBy the time we finish, we will have run ten miles.
Future PossibilityWe might run with Tom next weekend.
Real ConditionalIf I run the race, I will get some new shoes.
Unreal ConditionalIf I ran the race, I would get some new shoes.
Past Unreal ConditionalIf I had run the race, I would have bought some new shoes.
Present ModalShe can't run tomorrow.
Past ModalShe should have run the race.

Quiz: Can You Conjugate the Verb Run?

Use the correct conjugation of the verb "to run" to complete the following sentences.

1. Tomorrow they _____ five miles before breakfast.

2. He _____ along the beach every Monday.

3. We _____ for two hours when I fell and hurt my ankle.

4. I _____ a race since I was a teenager.

5. By the time we finish, we _____ ten miles.

6. They _____ along the road when the car stopped.

7. If I _____ the race, I will get some new shoes.

8. We _____ late today.

9. Janet _____ five miles yesterday.

10. Smith and Sons _____ by John Smith.

How to Conjugate the Irregular English Verb "to Run" in All Tenses

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How to Conjugate the Irregular English Verb "to Run" in All Tenses

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