Example Sentences Using the Verb "Find"

Using "Find" in Various Tense Forms

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

  • Base Form: Find
  • Past Simple: Found
  • Past Participle: Found
  • Gerund: Finding

Present Simple

"He often finds unexpected treasures."

Present Simple Passive

"The shop is often found easily by new customers."

Present Continuous

"He is finding it difficult to pay attention."

Present Continuous Passive

"New customers are being found at this very moment."

Present Perfect

"He has recently found a new job."

Present Perfect Passive

"A new director has been found for the position."

Present Perfect Continuous

"He has been finding it difficult to adjust to his new job."

Past Simple

"Jerry found it easy to adjust last week."

Past Simple Passive

"A house was found after a long search."

Past Continuous

"We were finding the house when he walked out the door."

Past Continuous Passive

"The house was being found when he walked out the door."

Past Perfect

"They had found a new apartment by the time their parents arrived."

Past Perfect Passive

"A new apartment had been found by the time their parents arrived."

Past Perfect Continuous

"We had been finding it difficult to adjust when he helped us out."

Future (Will)

"They will find friends quickly."

Future (Will) Passive

"New friends will be found quickly."

Future (Going To)

"He is going to find a hotel when he arrives."

Future (Going To) Passive

"A hotel is going to be found when you arrive."

Future Continuous

"We will be finding life easy this time next week."

Future Perfect

"They will have found a new house by the time I arrive next week."

Future Possibility

"She might find a new job easily."

Real Conditional

"If she finds a new job, she will move out of town."

Unreal Conditional

"If she found a new job, she would move out of town."

Past Unreal Conditional

"If she had found a new job, she would have moved out of town."

Present Modal

"She can find a new job anytime."

Past Modal

"She can't have found a new job!"

Conjugate with Find Quiz

Use the verb "to find" to conjugate the following sentences. Quiz answers are below. In some cases, more than one answer may be correct.

  1. He _____ it difficult to adjust to his new job.
  2. He _____ it difficult to pay attention.
  3. He often _____ unexpected treasures.
  4. A new director _____ for the position.
  5. Jerry _____ it easy to adjust last week.
  6. A house _____ after a long search.
  7. A new apartment _____ by the time their parents arrived.
  8. He _____ a hotel when he arrives.
  9. She _____ a new job easily.
  10. If she _____ a new job, she would move out of town.

Quiz Answers

  1. has been finding
  2. is finding
  3. finds
  4. has been found
  5. found 
  6. was found
  7. had been found
  8. is going to find / will find
  9. might find
  10. found