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    Confirmed Sources On Irregular Verbs

    Dear UE Teachers,

    What verified sources did you use for completing the UE full irregular verbs list?
    Could you write me back information about those links?
    Thank you form your attention and understanding.

    Yours faithfully,
    Timothy.

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    Re: Confirmed Sources On Irregular Verbs

    I have moved this thread here from the User Support Area. I don't think we feel the need to consult "verified sources" when it comes to the irregular verbs of our native language, English. We know which verbs are irregular. Do you think we have omitted any?
    Last edited by probus; 01-Aug-2020 at 03:20. Reason: Typo

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    Re: Confirmed Sources On Irregular Verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Do you think we have omitted any?
    I'd be almost sure of it, unless it includes all forms going back to the start of modern English, or words that no one's used for hundreds of years, or forms which only occur in obscure dialects. (Maybe it does; I haven't seen the list).
    Last edited by Raymott; 01-Aug-2020 at 02:52.

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    Re: Confirmed Sources On Irregular Verbs

    A past form of "glide", glid, appeared in a recent thread here. Most native speakers who commented on it had never seen it before and thought it was weird, but one British and one American member found it completely natural. I bet it's not in the list.
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    Re: Confirmed Sources On Irregular Verbs

    There's also a very common word (marked vulgar in many dictionaries) that doesn't appear. The simple past of "--it" is "--at", not "--itted".
    Also, where a regular version of the past tense is also used, it's sometimes not included along with the irregular past. I noticed the absence of slayed, weeped, and strived beside slew, wept and strove.

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    Re: Confirmed Sources On Irregular Verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There's also a very common word (marked vulgar in many dictionaries) that doesn't appear. The simple past of "--it" is "--at", not "--itted".
    The simple past and past participle are both "--it" in my region.
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    Re: Confirmed Sources On Irregular Verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There's also a very common word (marked vulgar in many dictionaries) that doesn't appear. The simple past of "--it" is "--at", not "--itted".
    Also, where a regular version of the past tense is also used, it's sometimes not included along with the irregular past. I noticed the absence of slayed, weeped, and strived beside slew, wept and strove.
    One of my favorites: An old-fashioned past tense of work that's still part of some expressions is wrought.

    I'd just look at a few reference books. Some are better than others, but there's no such thing as a confirmed or verified reference.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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