Regular and irregular verbs Universidad Central del Ecuador Escuela de Idiomas Almeida JorgePresentation Transcript
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
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
Irregular verbs are those thatchange the result in some timeor people, some endings aredifferent from the model ofconjugation or both happen atonce.
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
Present Present Future perfect simplejump jump jumped jumpingshow show showed showingwalk walk walked walking
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