Past Tense of Dig- Forms of Dig V1, V2, V3

The word dig is an irregular verb. The past tense and past participle of the verb dig are dug. Following are the meaning and main forms of the verb dig.

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Meaning: create a hole by removing soil

Dig Verb Forms V1 V2 V3 (Past Tense and Past Participle)

Past Tense of Dig- Forms of Dig V1, V2, V3
InfinitivePresent or First FormPast or Second FormDig Past Participle or Third FormPresent Participle or Continuous Form
To digDigDugDugDigging

Conjugation of Dig Indicative Mood

Present Tense of Dig

  • I dig
  • We dig
  • You dig
  • He/She/it dig
  • They dig

Past Tense of Dig

  • I dug
  • We dug
  • You dug
  • He/She/It dug
  • They dug

Future Tense of Dig

  • I will dig
  • We will dig
  • You will dig
  • He/She/It will dig
  • They will dig

Present Continuous Tense

  • I am digging
  • He/She/It is digging
  • We/You/They are digging

Past Continuous Tense

  • I was digging
  • He/She/It was digging
  • We/You/They were digging

Future Continuous Tense

  • I will be digging
  • He/She/It will be digging
  • We/You/They will be digging

Present Perfect Tense

  • I have been dug
  • We have been dug
  • You have been dug
  • He/She/It has been dug
  • They have been dug

Past Perfect Tense

  • I had been dug
  • We had been dug
  • You had been dug
  • He/She/It had been dug
  • They had been dug

Future Perfect Tense

  • I will have been dug
  • We will have been dug
  • You will have been dug
  • He/She/It will have been dug
  • They will have been dug

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I have been digging
  • We have been digging
  • You have been digging
  • He/She/It has been digging
  • They have been digging

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I had been digging
  • We had been digging
  • You had been digging
  • He/She/It had been digging
  • They had been digging

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I will have been digging
  • We will have been digging
  • You will have been digging
  • He/She/It will have been digging
  • They will have been digging

Conjugation of Dig Subjunctive Mood


  • If I dig
  • If we dig
  • If you dig
  • If he (she, it) dig
  • If they dig


  • If I dug
  • If we dug
  • If you dug
  • If he (she, it) dug
  • If they dug


  • If I should dig
  • If we should dig
  • If you should dig
  • If he (she, it) should dig
  • If they should dig



  • I should/would dig
  • You would dig
  • He/She/It would dig
  • We should/would dig
  • They would dig


  • I should/would have dug
  • You would have dug
  • He/She/It would have dug
  • We should/would have dug
  • They would have dug

Dig Example Sentences

  • A cow digs a hole to bury something.
  • They have been digging all day.
  • They have dug for weeks but have not discovered anything.
  • The mouse dug a hole in our lawn.
  • We will dig tomorrow.


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