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

Meaning: put one foot in front of the other.

Step Verb Forms V1 V2 V3 V4 V5

Infinitive/Base Form (V1): Step
Past Tense (V2): Stepped
Past Participle Form (V3): Stepped
Present Participle/Gerund (V4): Stepping
3rd Person Singular (V5): Steps

Step Past Tense:

Past Tense of Step is Stepped.

Example: Sarah stepped forward.

Step Past Participle:

Past Participle Form of Step is Stepped.

Example: Sarah has stepped forward.

Step Present Participle:

Present Participle Form of Step is Stepping.

Example: Sarah is stepping forward.

Step 3rd Person Singular:

3rd Person Singular of Step is Steps.

Example: Sarah steps forward.

step past tense

Step Conjugation

Indefinite / Simple Present Tense

  • I step forward.
  • We/You/They step forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam steps forward.

Present Continuous Tense

  • I am stepping forward.
  • We/You/They are stepping forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam is stepping forward.

Present Perfect Tense

  • I have stepped forward.
  • We/You/They have stepped forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam has stepped forward.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I have been stepping forward.
  • We/You/They have been stepping forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam has been stepping forward.

Indefinite / Simple Past Tense

  • I stepped forward.
  • We/You/They stepped forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam stepped forward.

Past Continuous Tense

  • I was stepping forward.
  • We/You/They were stepping forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam was stepping forward.

Past Perfect Tense

  • I had stepped forward.
  • We/You/They had stepped forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam had stepped forward.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I had been stepping forward.
  • We/You/They had been stepping forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam had been stepping forward.

Indefinite / Simple Future Tense

  • I will step forward.
  • We/You/They will step forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam will step forward.

Future Continuous Tense

  • I will be stepping forward.
  • We/You/They will be stepping forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam will be stepping forward.

Future Perfect Tense

  • I will have stepped forward.
  • We/You/They will have stepped forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have stepped forward.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I will have been stepping forward.
  • We/You/They will have been stepping forward.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have been stepping forward.

Past Tense of Step Phrasal Verbs

Step Phrasal Verbs Past Tense
Step up Stepped up
Step out Stepped out
Step in Stepped in
Step aside Stepped aside
Step down Stepped down
Step forward Stepped forward
Step off Stepped off
Step through Stepped through
Step on Stepped on
Step back Stepped back


What is the Future Tense of Step?

Future Tense of step is “will step”.

What is the Present Tense of Step?

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

I/we/you/they step
He/she/it/singular name steps
Present participle stepping

What is the Past Perfect Tense of Step?

Past perfect tense of take is “had stepped”.

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