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Regular and irregular verbs Universidad Central del Ecuador Escuela de Idiomas Almeida Jorge
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Regular and irregular verbs Universidad Central del Ecuador Escuela de Idiomas Almeida Jorge

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Basic rules how to form the past and the past participle of the verbs.

Basic rules how to form the past and the past participle of the verbs.

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  • 1. By the way they combine, there are twokinds of verbs: regular and irregular.Regular verbs are those that retain thesame root in all its forms and have theendings of their conjugation model (jump,eat, live.) Present Present Future perfect simple jump salt- salt-é Salt-plowed (model) answer Contest-o Contest-e contest-are
  • 2. Are considered regular verbs have changes in their root in some forms of spelling ground only: present Present future perfect simplehunt hunt hunts huntingcatch catch catch cathing
  • 3. Irregular verbs are those thatchange the result in some timeor people, some endings aredifferent from the model ofconjugation or both happen atonce.
  • 4. Irregular verbs are those that do notretain the same root in all its forms, orhave different endings conjugationmodel, or both.To determine whether a verb is regularor irregular enough to observe thefollowing:First person singular presentindicative.Third person singular simple presentperfect tense.First person singular future indicative
  • 5. Present Present Future perfect simplejump jump jumped jumpingshow show showed showingwalk walk walked walking
  • 6.  English regular verbs change their form very little (unlike irregular verbs). The past tense and past participle of regular verbs end in -ed, for example: work, worked, worked But you should note the following points: 1. Some verbs can be both regular and irregular, for example: learn, learned, learned learn, learnt, learnt 2. Some verbs change their meaning depending on whether they are regular or irregular, for example "to hang": Regular hang, hanged, hanged to kill or die, by dropping with a rope around the neck irregular hang, hung, hung to fix something (for example, a picture) at the top so that the lower part is free 3. The present tense of some regular verbs is the same as the past tense of some irregular verbs: Regular found, founded, founded Irregular find, found, found