Example Sentences of the Verb Find

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This page provides example sentences of the verb "Find" 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!

Quiz: Conjugate with Find

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

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

Quiz Answers

has been finding
is finding
finds
has been found
foundĀ 
was found
had been found
is going to find / will find
might find
found