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    #1

    'to go' conjugates irregularly

    I was looking up the meaning of "conjugate". Although I understand the definition given, but I don't understand the example (I've bolded it below) given

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    1 [intransitive] if a verb conjugates, it has different forms to show different tenses etc:- The verb 'to go' conjugates irregularly.


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    From the example, 'to go' conjugates irregularly. What does that mean?

    Thank you for teaching me



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    Re: 'to go' conjugates irregularly

    I think 'to go' conjugates irregularly as go-went-gone because it is an irregular verb.
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    Re: 'to go' conjugates irregularly

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    Although I understand the definition given, but I don't understand the example (I've bolded it below) given
    I was told that I could use either 'although' or 'but', but not both.
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    Re: 'to go' conjugates irregularly

    The verb 'to go' conjugates irregularly.

    "Irregularly" is an adverb modifying "conjugates". Regular verbs could be said to conjugate regularly, i.e., according to a rule. Verbs like to go don't follow the rules. They have irregular conjugations. In other words, they conjugate irregularly.
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    #5

    Re: 'to go' conjugates irregularly

    Oh yes, that's definitely right! I knew that rule yet broke it lol

    Thank you, Matthew

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