Explain V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 Base Form, Past Simple, Past Participle Form of Explain

Explain V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 Base Form, Past Simple, Past Participle Form of Explain

Explain V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 is one of the verbs that are used very commonly in English tests as well as in everyday communication. Also, because it’s an irregular verb, explain doesn’t follow the regular rule. The verb “explain” has five different forms: base form, past simple, past participle form, present perfect, and present perfect participle. So what is explain‘s past? How do conjugate verbs with explain verbs?

Let’s find out with English tivi in the article below.

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Explain of Definition and Meaning

The definition of explain is to make clear or intelligible.

V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 Form of Explain

Base Form (V1) explain
Past Form (V2) explained
Past Participle Form (V3) explained
s / es/ es (V4) explains
‘ing’ form (V5) explaining

Explain of Past Simple V2

The verb Explain is also employed in its V2 form as “explained”’. It is used to indicate the past tense in sentences.

Explain of Past Participle V3

The V3 form is identical to the V2 form. The V3 form is “explained”. Explained is used in the past or present perfect tense. 

+ In the present perfect tense, we use the word V1 as ‘have + explained‘ or ‘has + explained’.

  • I, you, and we are used as ‘have + explained‘. 
  • ‘has + explained’ is used for he, she, and it. 

+ If you need to use the past perfect tense, use ‘had + explained‘ regardless of the subject.

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Conjugation of Explain V1 V2 V3 V4 V5

Conjugation table: Explain

Number Singular
Present Simple of explain I You She/He/It
explain explain explains
Plural
We You They
explain explain explain
Present Continuous of explain I You She/He/It
am explaining are explaining is explaining
Plural
We You They
are explaining are explaining are explaining
Present Perfect of explain I You She/He/It
have explained have explained has explained
Plural
We You They
have explained have explained have explained
Present Perfect Continuous of explain I You She/He/It
have been explaining have been explaining has been explaining
Plural
We You They
have been explaining have been explaining have been explaining
Past Simple of explain I You She/He/It
explained explained explained
Plural
We You They
explained explained explained
Past Continuous of explain I You She/He/It
was explaining were explaining was explaining
Plural
We You They
were explaining were explaining were explaining
Past Perfect of explain I You She/He/It
had explained had explained had explained
Plural
We You They
had explained had explained had explained
Past Perfect Continuous of explain I You She/He/It
had been explaining had been explaining had been explaining
Plural
We You They
had been explaining had been explaining had been explaining
Future Simple of explain I You She/He/It
will/shall explain will/shall explain will/shall explain
Plural
We You They
will/shall explain will/shall explain will/shall explain
Future Continuous of explain I You She/He/It
will/shall be explaining will/shall be explaining will/shall be explaining
Plural
We You They
will/shall be explaining will/shall be explaining will/shall be explaining
Future Perfect of explain I You She/He/It
will/shall have explained will/shall have explained will/shall have explained
Plural
We You They
will/shall have explained will/shall have explained will/shall have explained
Future Perfect Continuous of explain I You She/He/It
will/shall have been explaining will/shall have been explaining will/shall have been explaining
Plural
We You They
will/shall have been explaining will/shall have been explaining will/shall have been explaining
Conditional Present of explain I You She/He/It
would explain would explain would explain
Plural
We You They
would explain would explain would explain
Conditional Perfect of explain I You She/He/It
would have explained would have explained would have explained
Plural
We You They
would have explained would have explained would have explained
Conditional Present Continuous of explain I You She/He/It
would be explaining would be explaining would be explaining
Plural
We You They
would be explaining would be explaining would be explaining
Conditional Perfect Continuous of explain I You She/He/It
would have been explaining would have been explaining would have been explaining
Plural
We You They
would have been explaining would have been explaining would have been explaining
Present Subjunctive of explain I You She/He/It
explain explain explain
Plural
We You They
explain explain explain
Past Subjunctive of explain I You She/He/It
explained explained explained
Plural
We You They
explained explained explained
Past Perfect Subjunctive of explain I You She/He/It
had explained had explained had explained
Plural
We You They
had explained had explained had explained
Imperative of explain I You She/He/It
explain
Plural
We You They
Let’s explain explain

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Example Sentences with Explain V1 V2 V3 V4 V5

In this section, we will learn about explain sentence examples:

  • Our tour guide explained to us how to get to the cathedral.
  • Could you perhaps explain why you are so late?
  • He is explaining that what he does is for the community.
  • It’s not a particularly material issue, but it explains a lot of what’s happened.
  • The regulations were explained to the youngsters by the teacher.

Synonym Words For Explain

Synonym of explain word list. Here are a variety of words whose meaning is nearly the synonym of explain:

  • clarify
  • describe
  • define
  • demonstrate
  • detail
  • elucidate
  • illustrate
  • disclose
  • make clear
  • point out
  • reveal
  • discuss
  • show
  • break down

Opposite Words For Explain

The antonym of explain word list. Here are some words that have nearly the opposite meaning as explain:

  • obscure
  • conceal
  • obfuscate
  • cloud
  • confuse
  • hide
  • shroud
  • veil
  • befog
  • block
  • block out
  • blur
  • cloak
  • complicate
  • confound

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Some Frequently Asked Questions About Explain (Verb)

What is the V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 of explain?

The past tense of explain is explained. The third-person singular simple present indicative form of explain is explains. The present participle of explain is explaining. The past participle of explain is explained.

Base Form (V1) explain
Past Form (V2) explained
Past Participle Form (V3) explained
s / es/ es (V4) explains
‘ing’ form (V5) explaining

What is the V2 and V3 form of explain?

+ The V2 and V3 form of explain is “explained“.

What is the sentence of explain?

What is the past tense V2 of explain?

+ The past tense of explain is “explained“.

What is the past participle V3 of explain?

+ The past participle of explain is “explained“.

What is the present participle V5 of explain?

+ The present participle of explain is “explaining“.

Conclusion

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