Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    battery is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    33

    when should we use ed at the end of a sentence

    When should we use "ed" at the end of a word becuase its very confusing
    eg We say hurt and not hurted ,so how we will come to know when we are suppose to use ed at the end of the word

  2. #2
    chester_100's Avatar
    chester_100 is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    463

    Re: when should we use ed at the end of a sentence

    Study the difference between the regular and irregular verbs. I think that's what you mean. And try not to generalize word formation rules, because there are always exceptions.The stuff you need can be found online through a very simple search.
    Last edited by chester_100; 27-May-2010 at 04:53.

  3. #3
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    74,728

    Re: when should we use ed at the end of a sentence

    You can get a list of irregular verbs here: English Irregular Verbs - UsingEnglish.com
    If you want a very full list look in the Members' sections: Log In - UsingEnglish.com

  4. #4
    2006 is offline Banned
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    4,087

    Re: when should we use ed at the end of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by battery View Post
    When should we use "ed" at the end of a word becuase its very confusing
    eg We say hurt and not hurted ,so how we will come to know when we are suppose to use ed at the end of the word
    "ed", or just 'd' when the verb ends in 'e', is used to make the past tense form of regular verbs.
    But there are many irregular verbs; they form the past tense in other ways, and sometimes the present and past tense verbs are the same.

    examples of regular verb
    talk..talked
    work...worked
    paint...painted
    smoke...smoked

    "hurt" is both present and past tense. "hurted" is not a word.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •