regular model: work
verbs ending in -e: like

pay - model verbChange -ay to -aid form the preterit and the past participle.
Verbs that follow
this model:
  1. gainsay
  2. inlay
  3. interlay
  4. lay
  5. mislay
  6. outlay
  7. overlay
  8. overpay
  9. prepay
  10. relay
  11. repay
  12. say
  13. underlay
  14. underpay
  15. unsay
  16. waylay

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pay

'pay' is the model of its conjugation.
infinitive:
present participle:
past participle:
(to) pay
paying
paid
definition
in Spanish
in French
in Italian

Indicative

presentAlso known as:
present simple or simple present
Ipay
youpay
he, she, itpays
wepay
youpay
theypay
simple pastAlso known as:
past simple or preterite
Ipaid
youpaid
he, she, itpaid
wepaid
youpaid
theypaid
future
Iwill pay
youwill pay
he, she, itwill pay
wewill pay
youwill pay
theywill pay

Perfect tenses

present perfect
Ihave paid
youhave paid
he, she, ithas paid
wehave paid
youhave paid
theyhave paid
past perfectAlso known as:
pluperfect
Ihad paid
youhad paid
he, she, ithad paid
wehad paid
youhad paid
theyhad paid
future perfect
Iwill have paid
youwill have paid
he, she, itwill have paid
wewill have paid
youwill have paid
theywill have paid

Continuous (progressive) and emphatic tenses

present continuous
Iam paying
youare paying
he, she, itis paying
weare paying
youare paying
theyare paying
past continuous
Iwas paying
youwere paying
he, she, itwas paying
wewere paying
youwere paying
theywere paying
present emphatic
Ido pay
youdo pay
he, she, itdoes pay
wedo pay
youdo pay
theydo pay
past emphatic
Idid pay
youdid pay
he, she, itdid pay
wedid pay
youdid pay
theydid pay

Compound continuous (progressive) tenses

present perfect
Ihave been paying
youhave been paying
he, she, ithas been paying
wehave been paying
youhave been paying
theyhave been paying
past perfect
Ihad been paying
youhad been paying
he, she, ithad been paying
wehad been paying
youhad been paying
theyhad been paying
future
Iwill be paying
youwill be paying
he, she, itwill be paying
wewill be paying
youwill be paying
theywill be paying
future perfect
Iwill have been paying
youwill have been paying
he, she, itwill have been paying
wewill have been paying
youwill have been paying
theywill have been paying

Conditional

present
Iwould pay
youwould pay
he, she, itwould pay
wewould pay
youwould pay
theywould pay
perfectAlso known as:
past conditional
Iwould have paid
youwould have paid
he, she, itwould have paid
wewould have paid
youwould have paid
theywould have paid
present continuous
Iwould be paying
youwould be paying
he, she, itwould be paying
wewould be paying
youwould be paying
theywould be paying
perfect continuous
Iwould have been paying
youwould have been paying
he, she, itwould have been paying
wewould have been paying
youwould have been paying
theywould have been paying

Imperative

present
(you)pay!
(we)let's pay!
(you)pay!

Subjunctive

present
Ipay
youpay
he, she, itpay
wepay
youpay
theypay
past
Ipaid
youpaid
he, she, itpaid
wepaid
youpaid
theypaid
future
Ishould pay
youshould pay
he, she, itshould pay
weshould pay
youshould pay
theyshould pay

*Blue letters in conjugations are irregular forms. (example)
*Red letters in conjugations are exceptions to the model. (example)

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