New English learners are constantly growing their vocabulary and learning new irregular verb forms. This page provides example sentences of the verb 'grow' in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms. See how much your knowledge has grown with the quiz at the end.
Examples of Grow for Every Tense
Base Form grow / Past Simple grew / Past Participle grown / Gerund growing
Mary grows vegetables in her garden.
Present Simple Passive
Vegetables are grown in that garden.
My daughter is growing up fast!
Present Continuous Passive
Lettuce is being grown in this area of the garden.
She has grown all kinds of plants.
Present Perfect Passive
All kinds of plants have been grown in this garden.
Present Perfect Continuous
We have been growing those plants for two months.
They grew the best tomatoes last summer.
Past Simple Passive
The best tomatoes were grown by the Smith family.
She was growing up quickly when they decided to send her to military school.
Past Continuous Passive
Many plants were being grown by the Smith family.
They had grown up in Seattle before they moved to Portland.
Past Perfect Passive
The customer base had been grown by Peter before Jack took it over.
Past Perfect Continuous
She had been growing up in Seattle before she moved to Portland.
We will grow vegetables in our garden.
Future (will) passive
Vegetables will be grown in our garden.
Future (going to)
We are going to grow vegetables in that garden.
Future (going to) passive
Vegetables are going to be grown in that garden.
This time next year she will be growing quickly.
She will have grown up a lot by the end of this year.
She might grow up if you challenge her.
If she grows vegetables, she will give some to her neighbors.
If she grew vegetables, she would give some to her neighbors.
Past Unreal Conditional
If she had grown vegetables, she would have given some to her neighbors.
We can grow vegetables in the garden.
They must have grown vegetables in that garden.
Quiz: Conjugate With Grow
Use the verb "to grow" to conjugate the following sentences. Quiz answers are below. In some cases, more than one answer may be correct.
- Vegetables _____ in that garden.
- The customer base _____ by Peter before Jack took it over.
- They _____ the best tomatoes last summer.
- Mary _____ vegetables in her garden.
- Lettuce _____ in this area of the garden this summer.
- We _____ vegetables in that garden. That's the plan.
- If she _____ vegetables, she will give some to her neighbors.
- Vegetables _____ in that garden. At least, that's the plan.
- They _____ up in Seattle before they moved to Portland.
- She _____ all kinds of plants for the past six years.
- are grown
- had been grown
- is being grown
- are going to grow vegetables
- are going to be grown
- had grown
- has grown