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    Why English includes ''Irregular Verb''

    This is a question that I have been thinking for a while. I need to be enlighten.

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    Re: Why English includes ''Irregular Verb''

    Last edited by jutfrank; 07-Feb-2019 at 20:13. Reason: too sarcastic

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    #3

    Re: Why English includes ''Irregular Verb''

    Very nice. Thanks for posting it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Why English includes ''Irregular Verb''

    ��That's all very well, but never forget the Russellian irregulars:

    I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.

    I am righteously indignant. You are annoyed. He is making a fuss over nothing.

    I have reconsidered the matter. You have changed your mind. He has gone back on his word.

    I have an independent mind. You are eccentric. He is round the twist.
    Last edited by probus; 09-Feb-2019 at 00:22.

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    #5

    Re: Why English includes ''Irregular Verb''

    Quote Originally Posted by Mertullgu View Post
    This is a question that I have been thinking about for a while. I need to be enlightened.
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    #6

    Re: Why English includes ''Irregular Verb''

    That's a true gem!

    There is something called Zipf's Law. It explains why some verbs are so frequently used, Zipf's Law applies to language. The most frequently used verbs are irregular and most of irregular verbs are used most.

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    #7

    Re: Why English includes ''Irregular Verb''

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    That's a true gem!

    There is something called Zipf's Law. It explains why some verbs are so frequently used. Zipf's Law applies to language. The most frequently used verbs are irregular.
    I think you will find that the irregular verbs are Germanic in origin.
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