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Irregular Verbs

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When we want to form a past tense verb we usually add d or ed to the end.

We add d to verbs that end in a vowel:

Like becomes liked.

we add ed to verbs that end in a consonant:

Walk becomes walked.

Simple isn't it? Well, it should be but it isn't because English has many irregular verbs which refuse to follow this rule!

Irregular Verbs

Let's take a look at these hard-to-learn words. Some irregular verbs do not change. For example, cut (present simple), cut (past simple), cut (past participle). Other irregular verbs change totally e.g. ride (present simple), rode (past simple), ridden (past participle).

Read through these ten sentences paying particular attention to the context and decide which is the correct form of the verb to choose:

  • 1 - We ___ out all the old newspapers yesterday.

  • 2 - They ___ up all the mess before they left.

  • 3 - Have you ever ___ outside?

  • 4 - I ___ my hand when I fell.

  • 5 - She's ___ for you three times already.

  • 6 - The car __ the wall!

  • 7 - When was the last time you ___ a baby?

  • 8 - They have all ___ their homework.

  • 9 - He was ___ to give the opening speech.

  • 10 - I've never ___ her at chess.

  • 11 - The wind ___ the door closed.

  • 12 - You should have ___ to her.