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    regular, irregular, weak and strong verbs

    Hi,

    Regular Verbs: Walk, play,

    Irregular Verbs: Go, feed see, cut, put, meet

    Weak Verbs:
    1: Walk, play
    2: Creep, Tell, Keep
    3: Feed, Meet
    4: Put, Cut

    What are strong Verbs?

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    Re: regular, irregular, weak and strong verbs

    Basically, weak verbs are regular verbs and strong verbs are irregular ones, though the terms are old-fashioned. Where did you get the list from?

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    Re: regular, irregular, weak and strong verbs

    First I read in a book then I searched on the Internet and I got what I posted here. Four types of weak verbs. Do you mean the website's information is not correct?

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    Re: regular, irregular, weak and strong verbs

    I would say that 2-4 are strong verbs. If weak verbs are regular verbs then the only way you could divide them into types would those that take -ed and those that just take -d. However, this is a distinction I haven't seen made, though the use of weak/strong predates my time as a teacher.

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    Re: regular, irregular, weak and strong verbs

    Is "meet" a regular/weak verb?

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    Re: regular, irregular, weak and strong verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Is "meet" a regular/weak verb?
    No. Its past participle and simple past are both met.​ If it were regular, they'd be "meeted".
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    Re: regular, irregular, weak and strong verbs

    Tdol said, "2-4 are strong verbs." Does it include 3?
    Last edited by Untaught88; 16-Sep-2017 at 08:49.

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    Re: regular, irregular, weak and strong verbs

    Feed/fed/fed and meet/met/met- how are they regular?

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    Re: regular, irregular, weak and strong verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Tdol said, "2-4 are strong verbs." Does it include 3?
    Yes. The hyphen means including every value between the two listed ones.
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