take / took / taken / taking
The verb "take" is usually similar to "get," but it also has many odd forms that are surprising to beginning students.
1. He likes to wear a hat whenever he takes a bath.
He’s taking a bath.
2. It takes a long time for this elevator to arrive.
They’re going to take it to the sixth floor.
3. She’s taking a leave of absence from work to take care of her baby.
(leave of absence: permission to leave one’s job and then return in the future.)
|4. A fun bike ride through the streets of Minneapolis takes place on the last Friday of every month. |
|5. It took a lot of patience to grow strawberries, but it was worth the effort. |
|6. Taking pictures with an old camera like this one is fun. |
7. Take it easy. (This is one way of saying goodbye to someone.)
A: See you later.
B: Okay, take it easy.
present tense: take / takes
past tense: took
future: will take
present continuous: am / are / is taking
past continuous: was / were taking
future continuous: will be taking
present perfect: has / have taken
past perfect: had taken
future perfect: will have taken
present perfect continuous: has / have been taking
past perfect continuous: had been taking
future perfect continuous: will have been taking
modal verbs: ______ take
past tense modal: ______ have taken
infinitive: to take