This page provides example sentences of the verb "become" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms.
Base Form become / Past Simple became / Past Participle become / Gerund becoming
He often becomes sad when he watches a film.
Present Simple Passive
I am becoming used to living in Canada.
Present Continuous Passive
He has become a new person since he left her.
Present Perfect Passive
Present Perfect Continuous
They have been becoming more and more anxious these past few days.
Alice became angry when she heard the news.
Past Simple Passive
He was becoming used to his new life when he had to move again.
Past Continuous Passive
Jack had become familiar with the account before the manager arrived.
Past Perfect Passive
Past Perfect Continuous
She had been becoming more and more anxious before he finally said yes.
We will become friends. I'm sure!
Future (will) Passive
Future (going to)
He is going to become director soon.
Future (going to) Passive
My aunt will be becoming used to the sun this time next week.
It will have become perfectly normal by the end of next week.
She might become angry will you tell her.
If he becomes director, I will become vice-president.
If she became ill, she would visit a doctor.
Past Unreal Conditional
If she had become the boss, I would have left the company.
You should become the next leader.
They might have become rich!
Quiz: Conjugate With Become
Use the verb "to become" to conjugate the following sentences. Quiz answers are below. In some cases, more than one answer may be correct.
He often _____ sad when he watches a film.
He _____ a new person since he left her.
She _____ more and more anxious before he finally said yes.
He _____ director soon.
He _____ used to his new life when he had to move again.
I ______ used to living in Canada.
They _____ more and more anxious these past few days.
Jack _____ familiar with the account before the manager arrived.
It _____ perfectly normal by the end of next week.
If he _____ director, I will become vice-president.
had been becoming
is going to become
have been becoming
will have become