The conjugation of the verb to Come / kᴧm /
The main meaning of the verb to Come is:
- To move towards something.
- To approach someone.
- To advance.
- To arrive somewhere.
Synonyms for the verb To Come: Appear, arrive, become, enter, materialize, move, reach.
|Simple||I come||I came||I shall come|
|Continuous||I am coming||I was coming||I will be coming|
|Perfect||I have come||I had come||I will have come|
|Perfect Continuous||I have been coming||I had been coming||I will have been coming|
|Conditional||I would come||I would have come||I may come|
|Conditional Continuous||I would be coming||I would have been coming||I may be coming|
|Simple||**||I didn’t come||I shan’t come|
|Continuous||I’m not coming||I wasn’t coming||I won’t be coming|
|Perfect||I haven’t come||I hadn’t come||I won’t have come|
|Perfect Continuous||I haven’t been coming||I hadn’t been coming||I won’t have been coming|
|Conditional||I wouldn’t come||I wouldn’t have come||I might not come|
|Conditional Continuous||I wouldn’t be coming||I wouldn’t have been coming||I might not be coming|
** In English we often use the Conditional Tense instead of the Present Simple,
therefore we do NOT say “I don’t come” but we say “I am not coming”.
We also use this form when someone asks: “Where are you”?
We answer “I am coming” to mean that we are ‘on our way’ (moving towards that person).
There are many phrasal verbs that use the verb to Come. Here are some of the most often used:
- come across – find by chance, e.g. I came across a new plant in the garden.
- come back – return, e.g. I have recently come back from my trip to Paris.
- come down with – become ill with, e.g. I think I am coming down with a cold.
- come into – inherit, e.g. I came into some money when my father died.
- come out – to appear, to be seen. e.g. The sun comes out early in summer.
Also there are several British idioms which use the verb to Come.