Conjugation of Drive

I put this together for my daughter many years ago.

  Present - drive Past - drove Past Participle - driven
Simple:  I/you/we/they/he/she/it Present : drive, drives Past : drove Future : will drive
Perfect I/you/we/they/he/she/it Present : have driven, has driven Past : had driven Future : will have driven
Progressive I/you/we/they/he/she/it
(uses be verbs, uses "-ing")
Present : am driving, are driving, is driving  Past : were driving, was driving Future : will be driving
Perfect Progressive (uses been, "-ing") I/you/we/they/he/she/it Present : has been driving, have been driving Past : had been driving Future : will have been driving
Notes on active voice:
perfect version adds the auxiliary verbs- had, has, have (will have)
progressive adds the "be" verbs - is, am, are, was, were, be (will be)
perfect progressive is like perfect with "been" added to all examples

*** shall sometimes replaces will
Nonfinite forms: The Infinitive: to drive The Present Participle: driving  
PASSIVE VOICE - uses the past participle form and uses "be" verbs
Simple I/you/we/they/he/she/it Present : is driven, are driven, am driven Past : was driven, were driven Future : will be driven
Perfect I/you/we/they/he/she/it Present : have been driven, has been driven Past : had been driven Future : will have been driven
Progressive I/you/we/they/he/she/it
(uses "being")
Present : is being driven, are being driven, am being driven  Past : were being driven, was being driven Future : will be being driven 
Perfect Progressive (uses "been, being") I/you/we/they/he/she/it Present : has been being driven, have been being driven  Past : had been being driven  Future : will have been being driven
Notes: The passive voice used "driven" in all examples
The simple version used the "be verbs" is, am, are, was, were, be (will be)
the perfect version added the "been" and used the auxiliary verbs, had, has, have (will have)
the progressive version is like the simple with "being" added
the prefect progressive is like perfect with "being" added
More notes:
(simple) Future tense uses " will" or " shall"
(simple) Future perfect uses " will have" or " shall have"
Be verbs:
Present: is, am, are, be (used with auxiliary will or shall to form future tense, -- shall be or will be) Past: was, were Past participle: been (used with auxiliaries to form--  present perfect tense: has been-, past perfect tense: had been- , future perfect tense: will have been- ) Present participle: being

Inflections indicates tense (and sometimes person and number) and the mood of a verb.

Change in the form of the word to show variation of meaning (as with inflections of number, comparison, and tense), or to show the relation of a word to another word (as with the inflections of case and person).

The inflection of substantives is called declension, that of adjectives and adverbs comparison, and that of verbs conjugation.

The various forms that a word receives in inflection are its inflectional forms e.g.:
love, loved, and loving are inflectional forms of the verb to love
man, man's, men, men's, are the inflectional forms of the noun man.

*Definition of inflection from College Handbook of Composition by Wooley and Scott, 1928.

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