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    Default Help ESL Learners Learn Irregular Verbs

    Here you will find irregular verb lists, explanations of the grammar of various irregular verbs and examples of their use.

    The Irregular Verb Tutorial (Delphi): http://forums.delphiforums.com/Using...ges?msg=5192.1



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    Default Irregular Verbs -- A Tutorial

    Some irregular verbs undergo a vowel change every time they change tenses. (The only exception to that is the past or present progressive.) Here is a list of those verbs.

    • begin, began, begun
      drink, drank, drunk
      ring, rang, rung
      shrink, shrank, shrunk
      sing, sang, sung
      sink, sank, sunk
      stink, stank, stunk
      swim, swam, swum

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    Re:
    Here are the words that have been discussed there so far:
    • spread
      mean
      read
      beat
      lose
      arise
      awake
      bear
      make
      ride
      tear
      know
      send
      bite
      feed
      lead
      lie
      come
      run
      set
      put
      let
      is (to be)
      blow
      throw
      catch
      buy
      bring
      do
      go
      see
      find
      keep
      begin

    Please feel free to make additional contributions. That could include either words that have been discussed already or words that haven't been discussed yet.

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    We could think of the irregular verbs that have no change. - cut, put


    There are also the irregular ones that have the same past and past participle forms. - thought, taught

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    Like 'let' and 'set'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Like 'let' and 'set'?


    Yep. I have a couple - or 3? - lists of irregular verbs that divide them up into different types depending on how they change. I'm going to have to make a combined list of what I have. Each list has something the other doesn't. It shouldn't be too difficult to account for the differences and make one combined list. There aren't too many differences - I don't think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitySpeak
    We could think of the irregular verbs that have no change. - cut, put


    There are also the irregular ones that have the same past and past participle forms. - thought, taught
    I have lists of both forms, but feel free to use your own.

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    Some irregular verbs make no changes between the base form and the past tense and past participle.


    • Irregular Verbs—Past and Past Participle Forms are the same as the Base Form in these Irregular Verbs

      Bet
      Bid
      Bust
      Cast
      Cost
      Cut
      Fit
      Hit
      Let
      Outbid
      Preset
      Put
      Quit
      Read
      Recast
      Reset
      Rid
      Set
      Shed
      Shit
      Shut
      Sit
      Slit
      Split
      Spread
      Underbid
      Upset
      Wed
      Wet









    See: http://www.usingenglish.com/irregular-verb-list.html

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    shed
    • The snake shed its skin and left behind the skin it was in.

    • Every year, snakes shed their skins.


    The past tense and past participle of shed is shed.

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    spread
    • The newspapers were spread out on the floor.
    • This morning I spread some jam on my bread.


    The past tense and past participle of spread is spread.

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