Compete Verb Forms: Past Tense and Past Participle (V1 V2 V3)

Meaning: to compete against another person or team.

Compete Verb Forms V1 V2 V3 V4 V5

Infinitive/Base Form (V1) Compete
Past Tense (V2) Competed
Past Participle Form (V3) Competed
Present Participle/Gerund (V4) Competing
3rd Person Singular (V5) Competes

Compete Past Tense:

Past Tense of Compete is Competed.

Example: Sarah competed fiercely.

Compete Past Participle:

Past Participle Form of Compete is Competed.

Example: Sarah has competed fiercely.

Compete Present Participle:

Present Participle Form of Compete is Competing.

Example: Sarah is competing fiercely.

Compete 3rd Person Singular:

3rd Person Singular of Compete is Competes.

Example: Sarah competes fiercely.

Compete Past Tense V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 Forms of Compete Past Simple and Past Participle

Compete Conjugation

Indefinite / Simple Present Tense

  • I compete fiercely.
  • We/You/They compete fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam competes fiercely.

Present Continuous Tense

  • I am competing fiercely.
  • We/You/They are competing fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam is competing fiercely.

Present Perfect Tense

  • I have competed fiercely.
  • We/You/They have competed fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam has competed fiercely.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I have been competing fiercely.
  • We/You/They have been competing fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam has been competing fiercely.

Indefinite / Simple Past Tense

  • I competed fiercely.
  • We/You/They competed fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam competed fiercely.

Past Continuous Tense

  • I was competing fiercely.
  • We/You/They were competing fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam was competing fiercely.

Past Perfect Tense

  • I had competed fiercely.
  • We/You/They had competed fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam had competed fiercely.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I had been competing fiercely.
  • We/You/They had been competing fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam had been competing fiercely.

Indefinite / Simple Future Tense

  • I will compete fiercely.
  • We/You/They will compete fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam will compete fiercely.

Future Continuous Tense

  • I will be competing fiercely.
  • We/You/They will be competing fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam will be competing fiercely.

Future Perfect Tense

  • I will have competed fiercely.
  • We/You/They will have competed fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have competed fiercely.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I will have been competing fiercely.
  • We/You/They will have been competing fiercely.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have been competing fiercely.

Past Tense of Compete Phrasal Verbs

Compete Phrasal Verbs Past Tense
Compete against Competed against
Compete for Competed for
Compete with Competed with
Compete in Competed in
Compete on Competed on
Compete to Competed to
Compete by Competed by
Compete at Competed at
Compete from Competed from
Compete around Competed around


What is the Future Tense of Compete?

Future Tense of compete is “will compete”.

What is the Present Tense of Compete?

Present Tense of compete is “compete + s/es or ing”.

I/we/you/they compete
He/she/it/singular name competes
Present participle competing

What is the Past Perfect Tense of Compete?

Past perfect tense of take is “had competed”.

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