Cocktail! by F. Scott Fitzgerald (January 1926)
In a letter to publisher Blanche W. Knopf, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes: "As 'cocktail', I gather, has become a verb, it ought to be conjugated at least once, so here goes..."
- •Present:I cocktail. Thou cocktail. It cocktails. We cocktail. You cocktail. They cocktail.
- •Imperfect:I was cocktailing
- •Perfect (past definate):I cocktailed
- •Past perfect:I have cocktailed
- •Conditional:I might have cocktailed
- •Pluperfect:I had cocktailed
- •Subjunctive:I would have cocktailed
- •Voluntary Sub.:I should have cocktailed
- •Preterite:I did cocktail
- •Interrogative:Cocktailest thou? (Dos't Cocktail?) (or Wilt Cocktail?)
- •Subjunctive Conditional:I would have had to have cocktailed