Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Fazzu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tamil
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • Singapore

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 397
    #1

    Irregular verbs

    I want to know if I can say:

    I have worn this dress before.(OR must I use 'had' instead of 'have'?)
    I have wore this dress before.(I have no idea if this sentence is correct)

    It's difficult for me to use irregular verbs and I don't know when I'm suppose to use them.Any help?


    • Join Date: May 2006
    • Posts: 1,335
    #2

    Lightbulb Re: Irregular verbs

    Hello Fazzu,
    Irregular verbs are those that have their own forms II and III (the Past Simple and Past participle). If a verb is irregular it will have its II and III forms in brackets in dictionaries:
    wear (wore, worn)
    Regular words just add -ed in these forms: look (looked, looked). They are called regular, because they all change their forms according to the rule.
    If you're dealing with a verb and you are not sure how to use it in, say, the Past Simple or Past Perfect, look up in a dictionary - if there are no other forms indicated - it's a regular verb.
    Best wishes

  2. #3

    Re: Irregular verbs

    Hi Fazzu,
    In this particular instance you will need to say "I have/had WORN this dress before"

  3. Fazzu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tamil
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • Singapore

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 397
    #4

    Re: Irregular verbs

    Oh thats a nice suggestion Humble.Thanks.By the way,may I know which one of my sentence is right?Also,why must I use 'begun' with 'I had' and not 'began' since 'began' is a simple past and is there any standard difference between past simple and past participle?

    Thanks Inezrufus.So in my first sentence I can use any,'have' & 'had'?

Similar Threads

  1. Help ESL Learners Learn Irregular Verbs
    By RonBee in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 83
    Last Post: 09-Mar-2009, 10:18
  2. irregular verbs
    By omar zaried in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Aug-2006, 20:31
  3. new irregular verbs?
    By Shelagh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Aug-2005, 13:27
  4. teaching regular and irregular verbs
    By Givingback in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Jun-2005, 08:08
  5. meaning of irregular verbs
    By hela in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18-Oct-2004, 13:30

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •