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    Irregular verbs. Part 2

    Hi!
    Please, could anyone provide examples of verbs that are conjugated differently when there is some new part added to the original verb, the same way as a prefix, to form a new word?
    Ex: Cost "To require a sum of money to enable you to afford it." ..........> cost - cost
    Accost "To approach someone and speak to them, especially aggressively." ...........> accosted - accosted

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Irregular verbs. Part 2

    Accost is not formed by adding a prefix to the word we now know as cost, which comes from a different root.

    The only verb I can think of which has a different third form when prefixes are added is GET in BrE. The BrE third form is got The third forms of BEGETand FORGET are begotten and forgotten.
    Last edited by Piscean; 04-Aug-2016 at 12:36. Reason: typo

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    Re: Irregular verbs. Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Accost is not formed by adding a prefix to the word we now now as cost, which comes from a different root.
    I do know this. I have said "the same way as a prefix". I meant adding an additional part to the word. I did not say "as a prefix".
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    Re: Irregular verbs. Part 2

    Nothing was added to the word we now know as cost to make accost.
    Last edited by Piscean; 04-Aug-2016 at 15:23. Reason: Format cleaned up

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    Re: Irregular verbs. Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Nothing was added to the word we now know as cost to make accost.
    OK, they are two different words from two different roots but one of them "cost" is part of the other "accost" in just the form.
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    Re: Irregular verbs. Part 2

    pit -> pitted; spit -> spat
    say -> said; essay -> essayed
    see -> saw; fricassee -> fricasseed

    Is that what you mean?

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    Re: Irregular verbs. Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Is that what you mean?
    Oh, yes yes. This is exactly what I mean. If you can provide more, I will be grateful.
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    Re: Irregular verbs. Part 2

    I could provided hundreds more, but it would be an effort. Why don't you post a list of about 20 first. It would be best to start with short irregular verbs (which in most cases become regular when other letters are 'added'). This is more of a game than anything linguistically interesting.

    have -> had; shave-> shaved; behave-> behaved.
    be -> was/were; cube-> cubed.

    PS: Others can help too.

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    Re: Irregular verbs. Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    PS: Others can help too.
    I have more useful things to do - such as watching paint dry.

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    Re: Irregular verbs. Part 2

    I meant other learners mostly. It would be a good exercise - not so much for native speakers. As I said, it's more of a game than anything.

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