English has regular verbs and irregular verbs.
Now, what does that mean?
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A regular verb is a verb that follows this rule:
Past form of the verb = Present
form of the verb + ed / d
For example, work
is a regular verb because:
Past form of work = work + ed =
is a regular verb too. That is because:
Past form of dance = dance
+ d = danced
We call the present form a base
form, or V1
We call the past form V2 (Verb 2).
There is another form
(Verb 3). That is the form that we use in the Perfect Tenses.
These are examples of Regular Verbs:
An irregular verb is a verb that does not follow that rule.
For example, drink
is an irregular verb because the past form of drink
, and not
is an irregular verb too. That is because the past form of go
, and not "goed".
These are examples of Irregular Verbs:
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how to add "ed" to a regular verb
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