You can cut your steak or you can cut through paper, but can you correctly use the irregular verb "cut" for each tense? This page provides example sentences of the verb "cut" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms. Test your understanding with the quiz at the end!
All Tenses of Cut
Base Form cut / Past Simple cut / Past Participle cut / Gerund cutting
I cut paper with those scissors.
Present Simple Passive
Paper is cut by John.
He is cutting the figures out now.
Present Continuous Passive
The figures are being cut out now.
Jack has cut out fifteen figures.
Present Perfect Passive
Fifteen figures have been cut out by John.
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cutting out figures for the past twenty minutes.
He cut out twenty figures yesterday.
Past Simple Passive
Twenty figures were cut out yesterday.
He was cutting the paper when she came into the room.
Past Continuous Passive
The paper was being cut when she came into the room.
Jane had cut out the figures before they began the work on pasting.
Past Perfect Passive
The figures had been cut out before they began the work on pasting.
Past Perfect Continuous
They had been cutting out figures for two hours before they began the difficult work.
She will cut those out. Don't worry.
Future (will) passive
Those figures will be cut out by Jack.
Future (going to)
Jack is going to cut those figures out.
Future (going to) passive
Those figures are going to be cut out by Jack.
We will be cutting figures out at two tomorrow afternoon.
Jack will have cut out all the figures by the time we begin.
Jennifer might cut class tomorrow.
If she cuts class, the teacher will be angry.
If she cut class, the teacher would be angry.
Past Unreal Conditional
If she had cut class, the teacher would have been angry.
You must cut these out before you begin.
Jack might have cut out those figures.
Quiz: Conjugate With Cut
Use the verb "to cut" to conjugate the following sentences. Quiz answers are below. In some cases, more than one answer may be correct.
- Fifteen figures _____ out by John.
- I _____ paper with those scissors.
- Jane _____ out the figures before they began the work on pasting.
- She ____ those out. Don't worry.
- He ____ out twenty figures yesterday.
- Jack will _____ out all the figures by the time we begin.
- If she _____ class, the teacher will be angry.
- The figures _____ out before they began the work on pasting.
- Paper _____ by John in our company.
- Jennifer _____ class tomorrow. You never know.
- have been cut
- had cut
- will cut
- have cut
- had been cut
- is cut
- might cut