IRREGULARVERBS Belinda Baardsen, American Ex Pat, TEFL Certified Instructor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
WHAT IS A VERB?verb/vərb/ A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear,...
WHAT IS A VERB? What is a Verb? The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence andexpress actions, events, or states of being. The verb or compound verb is the critical element of the predicate of a sentence.
DEFINING A REGULAR VERB A regular verb, like "to walk" looks like this: •Present Simple: I walk to work every day. •Present Progressive: I am walking to work today. •Past Simple: I walked to work yesterday. •Present Perfect: Ive walked to work all week.
VERBSListen Listen-ed Listen-ing Listen-s Live Liv-ed Liv-ing Live-s Try Tr-ied Try-ing Tr-ies Read Read Read-ing Read-sForget Forgot Forget-ing Forget-s Pay Pa-ied Pay-ing Pay-s Be Be- Be— Be— Make Made Mak-ing Make-s Lose Lost Los-ing Lose-s Use Use-d Us-ing Use-s apply Appl-ied Apply-ing Applie-s
WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR VERB? Defining an Irregular Verb Irregular verbs live by their own set of rules; they are the mavericks of the English language. Most of the verbs in the English language are irregular verbs.
WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR VERB? •To Drink: I drink coffee every morning. I drank six cups of coffee yesterday. I have drunk 27 cups of coffee this week. •To Swim: I swim in lake Eerie every summer. I swam through lots of garbage in July. I have swum through toxic sludge a few times.
WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR VERB? The most common English verbs, like "go" or "have" or "be," are all irregular and take a bit of practice to master.
WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR VERB? Teachers, bosses, and English majors cringe when someone says "I should have drank" or "I should have went."
IRREGULAR VERB ~ “TO BE” The verb “To be” is said to be the mostprotean of the English language, constantlychanging form, sometimes without much of a discernible pattern.
IRREGULAR VERB ~ “TO BE” Considering that we use it so often, it is really too bad that the verb “To be” has to be the most irregular, slippery verb in the language.
IRREGULAR VERB ~ “TO BE” Present Tense I am /We are You are /You are He/She/It is - They are
IRREGULAR VERB ~ “TO BE” Past Tense I was /We were You were/ You were He/She/It was -They were
IRREGULAR VERB ~ “TO BE” Perfect Form (past participle) I have been, etc.
IRREGULAR VERB ~ “TO BE” Progressive Form (present participle) I am being, etc.
IRREGULAR VERB ~ “TO BE”The verb be takes on different forms in the present and past. Present Contraction Past I am m was He is s was She is s was It is s was You are re were They are re were We are re were
IRREGULAR VERB ~ “TO BE”The verb be indicates existence, temporary condition or permanent status. It is really hot today. Gradys not here right now. Greg and Tim are engineers.