Mandarin [ edit] Usage notes [ edit] English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone. Video gun Past participle: Gerund:
Present I gun you gun he/she/it guns we gun you gun they gun
Preterite I gunned you gunned he/she/it gunned we gunned you gunned they gunned
Present Continuous I am gunning you are gunning he/she/it is gunning we are gunning you are gunning they are gunning
Present Perfect I have gunned you have gunned he/she/it has gunned we have gunned you have gunned they have gunned
Past Continuous I was gunning you were gunning he/she/it was gunning we were gunning you were gunning they were gunning
Past Perfect I had gunned you had gunned he/she/it had gunned we had gunned you had gunned they had gunned
Future I will gun you will gun he/she/it will gun we will gun you will gun they will gun
Future Perfect I will have gunned you will have gunned he/she/it will have gunned we will have gunned you will have gunned they will have gunned
Future Continuous I will be gunning you will be gunning he/she/it will be gunning we will be gunning you will be gunning they will be gunning
Present Perfect Continuous I have been gunning you have been gunning he/she/it has been gunning we have been gunning you have been gunning they have been gunning
Future Perfect Continuous I will have been gunning you will have been gunning he/she/it will have been gunning we will have been gunning you will have been gunning they will have been gunning
Past Perfect Continuous I had been gunning you had been gunning he/she/it had been gunning we had been gunning you had been gunning they had been gunning
Conditional I would gun you would gun he/she/it would gun we would gun you would gun they would gun
Past Conditional I would have gunned you would have gunned he/she/it would have gunned we would have gunned you would have gunned they would have gunned
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
gun gan noun
any weapon which fires bullets or shells.
He fired a gun at the burglar. ˈgunboat noun
a small warship with large guns.
the firing of guns.
I could hear the sound of gunfire in the distance. ˈgunman noun
a criminal who uses a gun to kill or rob people.
Three gunmen robbed the bank. ˈgunpowder noun
an explosive in the form of a powder.
the sound of a gun firing.
I heard a gunshot and a man dropped dead. adjective
caused by the bullet from a gun.
a gunshot wound. stick to one’s guns
to hold to one’s position in an argument
No-one believed her story but she stuck to her guns.
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