Lesson 46 – Verbs forms

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All verbs have 5 forms:

  • Infinitive                   
  • Simple present             
  • Simple past       
  • Past participle 
  • Present participle.

 

 

 

How to know if a verb is regular or irregular? If it is in the list of irregular verbs – then, it is irregular. If it is not in the list, it is regular.

List of irregular verbs – sample

Infinitive Past simple

(2nd column)

Past participle

(3rd column)

get got got
have had had
leave left left
make made made
write wrote written

 

 

 

 

PAST SIMPLE –  IRREGULAR VERBS

 

 

 

 

 

Look at these sentences:

I had a headache yesterday.

He went to work last week.

Our kids became friends in the 1990s.

We left Chicago in 2005.

He wrote a book in the 19th Century.

She made a cake an hour ago.

 

INFINITIVE – PAST SIMPLE

 

HAVE – HAD

GO-WENT

LEAVE – LEFT

BECOME – BECAME

MAKE-MADE

GET-GOT

WRITE-WROTE

 

FORM: 2nd column

We use the form listed in the second colums for all persons

I wrote a book, you wrote a book, he wrote a book, ……

WRITE – PAST SIMPLE – AFFIRMATIVE                                          

singular plural
I                    WROTE a letter yesterday. We              WROTE a letter yesterday.
You              WROTE a letter yesterday. You             WROTE a letter yesterday.
He                WROTE a letter yesterday.

She

It

They            WROTE a letter yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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