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    Default regular verbs

    When we say a verb is regular, actually what does it mean?
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    Default Re: regular verbs

    The past and participle take regular forms.

    -ed past, -ed particle.

    Fixed typo
    Last edited by Barb_D; 08-Nov-2010 at 14:06.
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    Default Re: regular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The past and participle take regular forms.

    -ed past, -en particle.

    Is "-ed" or "-en" for particle conjugation?

    Because some says "-ed", but others "-en".

    It confuses me.

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    Default Re: regular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Is "-ed" or "-en" for particle conjugation?

    Because some says "-ed", but others "-en".

    It confuses me.
    it's -ed with all regular verbs. Barb made a rare typo there.
    Last edited by 5jj; 08-Nov-2010 at 09:26.

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    Default Re: regular verbs

    Eh, I'm fluent in Typo. It's my second language. Sorry about that.

    I usually open the store every morning at 9 am, I opened the store late yesterday, I have opened the store late very few times.
    He receives packages for us, he received the package you were asking about yesterday, has he received that package yet?

    Regular verbs.

    I'll go back and edit my typo.
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    Default Re: regular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Eh, I'm fluent in Typo. It's my second language. Sorry about that.

    I usually open the store every morning at 9 am, I opened the store late yesterday, I have opened the store late very few times.
    He receives packages for us, he received the package you were asking about yesterday, has he received that package yet?

    Regular verbs.

    I'll go back and edit my typo.
    Thank you to both of you.
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