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    Ruveena is offline Newbie
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    Irregular verb 'became'

    I am having a problem identifying the type of verb tense 'became' falls under.

    Sentence: I became aware of the fact that I was surrounded by people of my own nationality.

    At first I thought it was Past Simple but when I started to look into it further I got confused because it is an irregular verb. I need to be able to explain this to my students as they are learning the different tenses but do not understand how and when to use the word.

    I hope that someone could help me please.

    Thanks
    Ruveena

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    Re: Irregular verb 'became'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruveena View Post
    Welcome!


    I am having a problem identifying the type of verb tense 'became' is.

    Sentence: I became aware of the fact that I was surrounded by people of my own nationality.

    At first I thought it was Past Simple It is simple past tense. but when I started to look into it further I got confused because it is an irregular verb. Yes, but irregular verbs also have a simple past tense.

    I need to be able to explain this to my students as they are learning the different tenses but do not understand how and when to use the word.

    Regular and irregular verbs are used in the same way. You need to give your students a list of irregular verbs. Click on "English Irregular Verbs" at the top left corner of this page.

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    Ruveena
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