Conjugations and Sample Sentences: Irregular English Verb "Make"

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

Base FormPast SimplePast ParticipleGerund
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Each verb tense is followed by a sample sentence.

Verb tenseSample sentence
Present SimpleShe makes tea for breakfast every morning.
Present Simple PassiveTea is made for breakfast every morning.
Present ContinuousJust a moment, I am making the bed.
Present Continuous PassiveThe beds are being made by Louisa today.
Present PerfectHe has made every attempt to be kind to her this week.
Present Perfect PassiveShe has been made president of the company.
Present Perfect ContinuousWe have been making a lot of progress on the new project.
Past SimpleAlan made a telephone call yesterday evening.
Past Simple PassiveA telephone call was made yesterday evening at seven.
Past ContinuousShe was making the bed when the telephone rang.
Past Continuous PassiveThe beds were being made when the telephone rang.
Past PerfectJason had made the coffee before we arrived.
Past Perfect PassiveThe coffee had been made before we arrived.
Past Perfect ContinuousShe had been making telephone calls all morning when the director walked into her office.
Future (Will)I will make you a nice cup of tea.
Future (Will) PassiveSome sandwiches will be made for the children.
Future (Going to)We are going to make the class up next week.
Future (Going to) PassiveThe class is going to be made up next week.
Future ContinuousWe will be making our own beds in three weeks time.
Future PerfectShe will have made up all the beds by the time you arrive.
Future PossibilityShe might make a cup of tea.
Real ConditionalIf she makes lunch, you will enjoy it.
Unreal ConditionalIf she made lunch, you would enjoy it.
Past Unreal ConditionalIf she had made lunch, you would have enjoyed it.
Present ModalI can make some tea.
Past ModalShe must have made a cup of tea.

Quiz: Conjugate With Make

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

1. Jason _____ the coffee before we arrived.

2. Just a moment, I _____ the bed.

3. We _____ the class up next week.

4. She _____ the bed when the telephone rang.

5. She _____ up all the beds by the time you arrive.

6. She _____ tea for breakfast every morning.

7. Alan_____ a telephone call yesterday evening.

8. If she _____ lunch, you would have enjoyed it.

9. She ______ an effort to work hard, until her boss decided to move her to another department.

10. The detective realized that a phone call _______ yesterday from the phone booth on the corner.

Conjugations and Sample Sentences: Irregular English Verb "Make"

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