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    Question Verb and Forms

    ''Identify the form of the verb by the symbol X and give other forms(-en, -ed). Supply double forms where they exist: taught, flee, overhear, learn, burst''.



    Can someone explain to me what is it meant by that? How can for example, verb taught (teach) have -ed form? As far as I know, teached cannot be said or written,that doesn't exsist. It is irregular verb. So how can that verb have the -ed form? Or the -en form?



    I appreciate if someone even tries to explain :)
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    Question Verb and Forms

    Ouu, the -ed form is past simple, isn't it? But the mentioned irregular verbs don't have -ed suffixes (at least not all of them) but they have their own irregular forms.
    Or I got it all wrong?

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    Re: Verb and Forms

    It doesn't matter if the verb doesn't end in -en or -ed; use taught not teached.

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    Re: Verb and Forms

    Some people refer to the past simple, or second, form of the verb as the -ed form, and the past participle, or third, form as the -en form. They do this even if the forms do not end in '-ed, -en'.

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    Re: Verb and Forms

    Ofcourse, I always do that with irregular verbs :)
    And thank you!

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    Re: Verb and Forms

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Some people refer to the past simple, or second, form of the verb as the -ed form, and the past participle, or third, form as the -en form. They do this even if the forms do not end in '-ed, -en'.

    Thank you very much! So i did got it after all :)

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    Re: Verb and Forms

    Quote Originally Posted by megy92 View Post
    Thank you very much! So I did got get it after all :)
    Either say "I got it, after all" or "I did get it, after all". The "did" emphasises the verb.

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