What Is the Present, Past Tense, and Past Participle of Look?

What Is the Present, Past Tense, and Past Participle of Look?

Look Past Tense

What is the past tense of look? The verb look is a regular verb. We make its past tense and the past participle by adding -ed to the present or base form. The past tense and past participle of the verb look is looked. The following are five main forms of the verb look.
Meaning: 1) to see by directing your eyes, 2) to search for something, 3) to face a particular direction 
Infinitive: to look
Present Tense or V1: look (third-person singular looks)
Past Tense or V2: looked
Past Participle or V3: looked
Present Participle or V4 or -ing Form: looking

Conjugation with Look Active Voice

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

Conjugation with Look Passive Voice

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

Conjugating the Verb Look Subjunctive Mood (Active Voice)

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

Conjugating the Verb Look Subjunctive Mood Passive Voice

  • If I be looked
  • If we be looked
  • If you be looked
  • If he (she, it) be looked
  • If they be looked
  • If I were looked
  • If we were looked
  • If you were looked
  • If he (she, it) were looked
  • If they were looked
  • If I should be looked
  • If we should be looked
  • If you should be looked
  • If he (she, it) should be looked
  • If they should be looked
  • I should/would look
  • We should/would look
  • You would look
  • He/She/It would look
  • They would look
  • I should/would have looked
  • We should/would have looked
  • You would have looked
  • He/She/It would have looked
  • They would have looked

Example Sentences with Look

  • She’s looking for her shoes.
  • That coat looks nice on your dad.
  • The baby looks just like his mother.
  • He looked at the building and laughed.
  • The baby was happy when he looked out of the window.
  • Look over that river – there’s a flood!

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