Hi, I know about irregular verbs. My question is what kind of words you use when you mention, for example, go-went-gone? Do you have any set phrase for describing these changes of the word? Pattern?
I say " the past form of 'go' is 'went.'" What do you say when you like to tell about changes?
Oh, I'm afraid I don't make myself clear.
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Some people refer to the principal parts or the three forms of irregular verbs.
Last edited by 5jj; 13-Dec-2013 at 13:33. Reason: typo
It's conjugation. But, for English, I prefer 5jj's terms.
So, would it be OK to ask students questions like "What are the three forms of 'go'?" or "What are the principal parts of 'go'?"
(This might be what hetzer means.)
Mr. Fuji: What are the three forms of 'go'?
Student A: go-went-gone
Mr. Fuji: What are the principal parts of 'go'?
Student B: go-went-gone-going
Are these dialogues above natural?
I used to ask my students simply to give me the "tenses of the verb 'to go' please". That didn't seem to require any further explanation.
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