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

Meaning: to give someone or something money in return for goods or services

Pay Verb Forms V1 V2 V3 V4 V5

Infinitive/Base Form (V1) Pay
Past Tense (V2) Paid
Past Participle Form (V3) Paid
Present Participle/Gerund (V4) Paying
3rd Person Singular (V5) Pays

Pay Past Tense:

Past Tense of Pay is Paid.

Example: Sarah paid the bill.

Pay Past Participle:

Past Participle Form of Pay is Paid.

Example: Sarah has paid the bill.

Pay Present Participle:

Present Participle Form of Pay is Paying.

Example: Sarah is paying the bill.

Pay 3rd Person Singular:

3rd Person Singular of Pay is Pays.

Example: Sarah pays the bill.

pay past tense

Pay Conjugation

Indefinite / Simple Present Tense

  • I pay the bill.
  • We/You/They pay the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam pays the bill.

Present Continuous Tense

  • I am paying the bill.
  • We/You/They are paying the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam is paying the bill.

Present Perfect Tense

  • I have paid the bill.
  • We/You/They have paid the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam has paid the bill.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I have been paying the bill.
  • We/You/They have been paying the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam has been paying the bill.

Indefinite / Simple Past Tense

  • I paid the bill.
  • We/You/They paid the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam paid the bill.

Past Continuous Tense

  • I was paying the bill.
  • We/You/They were paying the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam was paying the bill.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I had been paying the bill.
  • We/You/They had been paying the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam had been paying the bill.

Past Perfect Tense

  • I had paid the bill.
  • We/You/They had paid the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam had paid the bill.

Indefinite / Simple Future Tense

  • I will/shall pay the bill.
  • We/You/They will/shall pay the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam will pay the bill.

Future Continuous Tense

  • I will be paying the bill.
  • We/You/They will be paying the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam will be paying the bill.

Future Perfect Tense

  • I will have paid the bill.
  • We/You/They will have paid the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have paid the bill.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I will have been paying the bill.
  • We/You/They will have been paying the bill.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have been paying the bill.

Past Tense of Pay Phrasal Verbs

Pay Phrasal Verbs Past Tense
Pay off Paid off
Pay up Paid up
Pay out Paid out
Pay back Paid back
Pay for Paid for
Pay down Paid down
Pay in Paid in
Pay away Paid away
Pay up for Paid up for
Pay out for Paid out for

FAQS

What is the Future Tense of Pay?

Future Tense of pay is “will pay”.

What is the Present Tense of Pay?

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

I/we/you/they pay
He/she/it/singular name pays
Present participle paying

What is the Past Perfect Tense of Pay?

Past perfect tense of take is “had paid”.

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Last updated on May 25th, 2023 at 10:01 am