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    Irregular verbs

    Hi!
    Please, could anyone provide examples of verbs that can be irregular or regular but in different usages?
    Ex: Cost "requires a sum of money to enable you to afford it" ..........> cost - cost
    Cost "estimate how much money will be needed to afford something" ...........> costed - costed

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    hang/hung - e.g., picture
    hang/hanged ​- e.g., a criminal

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Can anyone provide more, please?
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    Re: Irregular verbs

    A few verbs are irregular in two different ways: in certain uses they take the same irregular form for the simple past and past participle, while in others, they take different irregular forms. If I remember right, the different forms appear in transitive versus intransitive uses.

    Unfortunately I can never remember what they are.
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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    A few verbs are irregular in two different ways: in certain uses they take the same irregular form for the simple past and past participle, while in others, they take different irregular forms. If I remember right, the different forms appear in transitive versus intransitive uses.
    Although this point is off-topic but it really drew my attention. Can anyone provide examples?
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    Re: Irregular verbs

    I'd accept transitive shined but only shone​ intransitively.

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I'd accept transitive shined but only shone​ intransitively.
    Is there any more?
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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post
    Is Are there any more?
    Use "Are there ..." with countable nouns. Use "Is there ..." with uncountable nouns. You are asking about more examples or more nouns, both of which are countable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Use "Are there ..." with countable nouns. Use "Is there ..." with uncountable nouns. You are asking about more examples or more nouns, both of which are countable.
    I did doubt it before using it but I turned out to be wrong.
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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Of course, "Is there" can be used with singular countable nouns.

    Is there a cat on my head?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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