Example Sentences of the Verb Fly

Aeroflot Boeing 767-300
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Time flies when you're having fun, but memorizing irregular verb forms isn't always fun. This page provides example sentences of the verb "fly" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms. Once you've flown through the examples, test your knowledge with the quiz at the end.

Examples of 'Fly' for All Tenses

Base Form fly / Past Simple flew / Past Participle flown / Gerund flying

Present Simple

I usually fly by Aeroflot.

Present Simple Passive

Aeroflot is flown by thousands of customers.

Present Continuous

We are flying to San Diego next week.

Present Continuous Passive

A 747 is being flown to New York.

Present Perfect

She has flown many times in her life.

Present Perfect Passive

A 777 has recently been flown to Chicago.

Present Perfect Continuous

We have been flying for more than five hours.

Past Simple

George flew to Miami last week.

Past Simple Passive

A small airplane was flown to the village.

Past Continuous

He was flying to Chicago when he telephoned his boss.

Past Continuous Passive

A small airplane was being flown to the village when I checked.

Past Perfect

They had just flown to London when they decided to return home immediately.

Past Perfect Passive

The new jet had been flown many times by the test pilot before it was approved.

Past Perfect Continuous

They had been flying for four hours when they landed.

Future (will)

Jack will fly to the meeting.

Future (will) passive

A small jet will be flown to the meeting.

Future (going to)

He is going to fly to Houston next week.

Future (going to) passive

A 777 is going to be flown to Chicago.

Future Continuous

This time next week we will be flying to Mexico.

Future Perfect

They will have flown to Toronto by the end of the day.

Future Possibility

She might fly to Rome.

Real Conditional

If she flies to Rome, she will stay at the Cosmo.

Unreal Conditional

If she flew to Rome, she would stay at the Cosmo.

Past Unreal Conditional

If she had flown to Rome, she would have stayed at the Cosmo.

Present Modal

Mark should fly to the meeting.

Past Modal

He must have flown to the meeting.

Quiz: Conjugate with Fly

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

  1. A small airplane _____ to the village last week.
  2. We _____ to San Diego next week.
  3. We _____ for more than five hours.
  4. The new jet _____ many times by the test pilot before it was approved.
  5. A small jet _____ to the meeting.
  6. They _____ to Toronto by the end of the day.
  7. If she _____ to Rome, she will stay at the Cosmo.
  8. Jack _____ to the meeting.
  9. He _____ to Chicago when he telephoned his boss.
  10. George _____ to Miami last week.

Quiz Answers

  1. flew
  2. are going to fly
  3. have been flying
  4. will have been flown
  5. will fly
  6. will have flown
  7. flies
  8. is going to fly
  9. was flying
  10. flew
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Beare, Kenneth. "Example Sentences of the Verb Fly." ThoughtCo, Apr. 6, 2017, thoughtco.com/example-sentences-of-the-verb-fly-1211168. Beare, Kenneth. (2017, April 6). Example Sentences of the Verb Fly. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/example-sentences-of-the-verb-fly-1211168 Beare, Kenneth. "Example Sentences of the Verb Fly." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/example-sentences-of-the-verb-fly-1211168 (accessed October 23, 2017).