PAST SIMPLE, REGULAR VERBS (RULES & EXAMPLES)

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  • 1. PASTPAST SIMPLESIMPLE
  • 2. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● Add -ed to the base form of most verbs. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE start started finish finished work worked wash washed
  • 3. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● Add only -ed when the base form ends in an e. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE live lived hate hated die died joke joked
  • 4. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb ends in a consonant + y, change the y to i and add –ed. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE study studied carry carried try tried copy copied
  • 5. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb ends in a vowel + y, do not change the y. Just add – ed. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE play played stay stayed destroy destroyed pray prayed
  • 6. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb has one syllable and ends in a consonant + vowel + consonant (CVC),double the final consonant and add –ed. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE stop stopped rob robbed ban banned mop mopped
  • 7. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● Do not double final w or x. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE sew sewed mix mixed
  • 8. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb has two syllables, and the final syllable is stressed, double the final consonant. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE admit admitted occur ocurred permit permitted
  • 9. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb has two syllables, and the final syllable is not stressed, do not double the final consonant. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE happen happened listen listened open opened
  • 10. EXAMPLESEXAMPLES ● I wanted to learn English. ● You listened to music yesterday. ● He played football in Mexico. ● We lived in a flat two year ago. ● She used the correct word in this exercise. ● They liked Rome.