Example Sentences of the Verb Forget

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As a new English learner, it can be easy to forget the proper tense for irregular verbs. This page provides example sentences of the verb "Forget" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms. 

Every Tense of Forget

Base Form forget / Past Simple forgot / Past Participle forgotten / Gerund forgetting

Present Simple

He often forgets to do his homework.

Present Simple Passive

The homework is often forgotten by some of the students.

Present Continuous

I am forgetting my appointment!

Present Continuous Passive

The appointment is being forgotten, isn't it?

Present Perfect

Have you ever forgotten an appointment?

Present Perfect Passive

Has an appointment ever been forgotten?

Present Perfect Continuous

I have been forgetting to apply conditioner and now my dandruff has come back

Past Simple

He forgot to come to the meeting.

Past Simple Passive

The meeting was forgotten by John.

Past Continuous

They were forgetting about everything when I reminded them of their duties.

Past Continuous Passive

Everything was being forgotten when I reminded them of their duties.

Past Perfect

He had forgotten to mention the new employee when I introduced him.

Past Perfect Passive

The new employee had been forgotten by management when I introduced him.

Past Perfect Continuous

I had been forgetting to apply conditioner when my hair fell out.

Future (will)

She will forget it. I'm sure!

Future (will) passive

It will be forgotten, won't it?

Future (going to)

She isn't going to forget the appointment.

Future (going to) passive

The appointment isn't going to be forgotten.

Future Continuous

None

Future Perfect

She will have forgotten everything by the end of next week.

Future Possibility

She might forget the appointment.

Real Conditional

If she forgets, I will give her a call.

Unreal Conditional

If she forgot, I would give her a call.

Past Unreal Conditional

If she had forgotten, I would have given her a call.

Present Modal

She should forget about it.

Past Modal

She must have forgotten about the appointment.

Quiz: Conjugate with Forget

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

  1. _____ you ever _____ an appointment?
  2. She _____ it. I'm sure!
  3. _____ an appointment ever _____?
  4. The homework _____ often _____ by some of the students.
  5. She _____ everything by the end of next week.
  6. If she _____, I would have given her a call.
  7. He _____ to come to the meeting last week.
  8. The new employee _____ by management when I introduced him.
  9. She will _____ it. I'm sure!
  10. The appointment _____ (not). I promise.

Quiz Answers

  1. Have forgotten
  2. will forget
  3. Has been forgotten
  4. is forgotten
  5. will have forgotten
  6. had forgotten
  7. forgot
  8. had been forgotten
  9. will forget
  10. isn't going to be forgotten
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