English verbs are tricky. Even the regular verbs are not always so regular, but what makes a verb regular exactly? Regular verbs can be written in the past tense by adding either -d or -ed to the base verb form (jump, jumped). Irregular verbs, however, have different spellings to change a verb to the past tense. Sometimes the change is as simple as one letter (know, knew), and other times the change is more complicated (go, went). Most irregular verb forms come naturally with time and practice, but those that do not should be memorized to avoid mistakes when communicating. List of Irregular Verbs (Base/Infinitive ~Simple Past ~Past Participle) •(July 22, 2010 – Thursday)
•Arise ~ Arose ~ Arisen (I arise at 7 a.m. every day.)
•Be ~ Was/Were ~ Been (I am: I’m, You are : You’re, He is : He’s, They are : they’re) ( I have been to the zoo twice since October this year.) •Bear ~ Bore ~ Borne/Born (v. To give birth to: She bore six children in five years.) (He was born 20 years ago at 12:59 a.m. in 1990 in London, UK.) •Become ~Became ~ Become (A small problem becomes a big one if you don’t fix it.) •Begin ~ Began ~ Begun ( In 1861, the Civil War in the U.S.A. had begun.) •Bend ~ Bent ~ Bent (I found a damaged and bent toy in the toy box.) •Bet ~ Bet/Betted ~ Bet/Betted (I bet that in 1945 World War II ended in Germany.) •Bid ~ Bade/Bid ~ Bidden/Bid (To offer or propose (an amount) as a price) He bid money in a poker game. •Bind ~ Bound ~ Bound (Will this wallpaper bind to the wall?) •Bite ~ Bit ~ Bitten/Bit (He bit an apple that had chocolate on it.) •-----------------------------------------
•Aug. 19, 2010
•Bleed ~ Bled ~ Bled (Bleeding means when blood comes out from the body.) oTo feel sympathetic grief or anguish: My heart bleeds for the victims of the air crash. •Blow ~ Blew ~ Blown (He blew up Sam with a tank because he is drunk.) •Break ~ Broke ~ Broken (Dr. Sam broke the toy because he was...