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

Meaning: to move your arm up and down in order to say hello or goodbye to someone, or to attract attention.

Wave Verb Forms V1 V2 V3 V4 V5

Infinitive/Base Form (V1): Wave
Past Tense (V2): Waved
Past Participle Form (V3): Waved
Present Participle/Gerund (V4): Waving
3rd Person Singular (V5): Waves

Wave Past Tense:

Past Tense of Wave is Waved.

Example: Sarah waved goodbye.

Wave Past Participle:

Past Participle Form of Wave is Waved.

Example: Sarah has waved goodbye.

Wave Present Participle:

Present Participle Form of Wave is Waving.

Example: Sarah is waving goodbye.

Wave 3rd Person Singular:

3rd Person Singular of Wave is Waves.

Example: Sarah waves goodbye.

wave past tense

Wave Conjugation

Indefinite / Simple Present Tense

  • I wave goodbye.
  • We/You/They wave goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam waves goodbye.

Present Continuous Tense

  • I am waving goodbye.
  • We/You/They are waving goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam is waving goodbye.

Present Perfect Tense

  • I have waved goodbye.
  • We/You/They have waved goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam has waved goodbye.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I have been waving goodbye.
  • We/You/They have been waving goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam has been waving goodbye.

Indefinite / Simple Past Tense

  • I waved goodbye.
  • We/You/They waved goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam waved goodbye.

Past Continuous Tense

  • I was waving goodbye.
  • We/You/They were waving goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam was waving goodbye.

Past Perfect Tense

  • I had waved goodbye.
  • We/You/They had waved goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam had waved goodbye.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I had been waving goodbye.
  • We/You/They had been waving goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam had been waving goodbye.

Indefinite / Simple Future Tense

  • I will wave goodbye.
  • We/You/They will wave goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam will wave goodbye.

Future Continuous Tense

  • I will be waving goodbye.
  • We/You/They will be waving goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam will be waving goodbye.

Future Perfect Tense

  • I will have waved goodbye.
  • We/You/They will have waved goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have waved goodbye.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I will have been waving goodbye.
  • We/You/They will have been waving goodbye.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have been waving goodbye.

Past Tense of Wave Phrasal Verbs

Wave Phrasal Verbs Past Tense
Wave off Waved off
Wave away Waved away
Wave in Waved in
Wave out Waved out
Wave over Waved over
Wave down Waved down
Wave up Waved up
Wave through Waved through
Wave at Waved at
Wave back Waved back


What is the Future Tense of Wave?

Future Tense of wave is “will wave”.

What is the Present Tense of Wave?

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

I/we/you/they wave
He/she/it/singular name waves
Present participle waving

What is the Past Perfect Tense of Wave?

Past perfect tense of take is “had waved”.

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