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  1. Newbie
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    past tense

    Excuse me, my questions is

    cry >> cried

    "stay" not >> staied?

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    Re: past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by CHRISMA View Post
    Excuse me, my questions is

    cry >> cried

    "stay" not >> staied?
    The verb 'to stay' is regular and like all English regular verbs takes 'ed' in its past tense form, 'stayed'.

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    Re: past tense

    Mr. bhaisahab,

    Thank you, I'm not good in English, but I need to learn more to teach my child, can you give some more samples just like stayed, sorry for cause inconvience.

    chrisma

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    Re: past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by CHRISMA View Post
    Excuse me, my questions is

    cry >> cried

    "stay" not >> staied?
    You'll find that most words ending in "y" following a consonant change to "i"
    fry -> fried; spy > spied; (apply, reply ...)
    But words ending in a vowel + y, eg. "ay", "oy" are regular as bhaisahab has implied:
    pray > prayed; play > play; (splay, spray, array, dismay, ...)
    buoy > buoyed; toy > toyed.
    grey > greyed.

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    Re: past tense

    Mr. bhaisahab,

    May I know the name of the past tense just like "stayed", thank you!


    chrisma

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRISMA View Post
    Mr. bhaisahab,

    May I know the name of the past tense just like "stayed", thank you!


    chrisma
    It's called the Past Simple tense.


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    Re: past tense

    Dear Mr. Raymott,

    I'm clear now, thank you for your explain, thank you!

    **Is "explain" need "ed"?

    chrisma

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    Re: past tense

    Dear Mr. engee30,

    Thank you, thank you!


    chrisma

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    It's called the Past Simple tense.


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    Re: past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by CHRISMA View Post
    Dear Mr. Raymott,

    I'm clear now, thank you for your explain, thank you!

    **Is "explain" need "ed"?

    chrisma
    You mean "thank you for your explanation" or "thank you for explaining".
    explain, explained, explained is the verb.
    explanation is the noun.
    explaining is the present participle and gerund.

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