Grammar Quiz

Grammar Quiz

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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