Keep Past Tense in English- Keep Past Participle

Keep Past Tense

Keep Past Tense: The verb keep is an irregular verb. The past tense of keep is kept, and the past participle is also kept. The present participle of keep is keeping. Following 
are some common meanings and forms of the verb keep.
Meaning: 1.  To hold onto something 2) To continue to do something 3) To take care of
Infinitive: To keep
Present Form: Keep (Third-person singular keeps)
Past Form: Kept
Past Participle: Kept
Present Participle: keeping

Conjugating the Verb To keep Indicative Mood Active Voice

Present Simple
  • I/We keep
  • He/She/It keeps
  • You/They keep
Past Simple 
  • I/We kept
  • He/She/It kept
  • You/They kept
Future Simple
  • I/We will keep
  • He/She/It will keep
  • You/They will keep
Present Continuous 
  • I am keeping
  • He/She/It is keeping
  • We/You/They are keeping
Past Continuous 
  • I was keeping
  • He/She/It was keeping
  • We/You/They were keeping
Future Continuous 
  • I/We will be keeping
  • He/She/It will be keeping
  • You/They will be keeping
Present Perfect 
  • I/We have kept
  • He/She/It has kept
  • You/They have kept
Past Perfect
  • I/We had kept
  • He/She/It had kept
  • You/They had kept
Future Perfect 
  • I/We will have kept
  • He/She/It will have kept
  • You/They will have kept
Present Perfect Continuous Tense
  • I/We have been keeping
  • He/She/It has been keeping
  • You/The have been keeping
Past Perfect Continuous Tense
  • I/We had been keeping
  • He/She/It had been keeping
  • You/They had been keeping
Future Perfect Continuous Tense
  • I/We will have been keeping
  • He/She/It will have been keeping
  • You/They will have been keeping

Conjugating the Verb To keep Indicative Mood Passive Voice

Present Simple Tense
  • I am kept
  • He/She/It is kept
  • We/You/They are kept
Past Simple Tense
  • I was kept
  • He/She/It was kept
  • We/You/They were kept
Future Simple Tense
  • I/We will be kept
  • He/She/It will be kept
  • You/They will be kept
Present Continuous Tense
  • I am being kept
  • He/She/It is being kept
  • We/You/They are being kept
Past Continuous Tense
  • I was being kept
  • He/She/It was being kept
  • We/You/They were being kept
Future Continuous Tense
  • I/We will be being kept
  • He/She/It will be being kept
  • You/They will be being kept
Present Perfect Tense
  • I/We have been kept
  • He/She/It has been kept
  • You/They have been kept
Past Perfect Tense
  • I/We had been kept
  • He/She/It had been kept
  • You/They had been kept
Future Perfect Tense
  • I/We will have been kept
  • He/She/It will have been kept
  • You/They will have been kept

Conjugating the Verb To keep Subjunctive Mood Active Voice

  • If I keep
  • If we keep
  • If you keep
  • If he/she/it keep
  • If they keep
  • If I kept
  • If we kept
  • If you kept
  • If he/she/it kept
  • If they kept
  • If I should keep
  • If we should keep
  • If you should keep
  • If he/she/it should keep
  • If they should keep

Conjugating the Verb To keep Subjunctive Mood Passive Voice

  • If I kept
  • If we kept
  • If you kept
  • If he/she/it kept
  • If they kept
  • If I were kept
  • If we were kept
  • If you were kept
  • If he/she/it were kept
  • If they were kept
  • If I should be kept
  • If we should be kept
  • If you should be kept
  • If he/she/it should be kept
  • If they should be kept
Example Sentences:
  • Does she need this camera back, or can I keep it?
  • She always keeps a credit card with her.
  • My mother kept asking me for my phone.
  • You are very late, what’s keeping you?

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