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Regular and Irregular Verbs

English Language Arts, Grade 8

 
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infinitive past participle as in to send am sending I am sending him an email. to play is playing The cat is playing with the feather. to smile are smiling The children are smiling. to ride will be riding We will be riding the rollercoaster. Regular & Irregular Verbs Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4083 A verb is the action or “being” part of a sentence. The verb tenses tells you when the action occurs: past, present, or future. The infinitive is the word to plus the verb: to walk; to eat; to sleep. Regular verbs form their past tenses by adding a –d or –ed to the infinitive; if the infinitive ends in y, it may change to i before the ed. infinitive past present future to lock locked lock will lock to hurry hurried hurry will hurry Irregular verbs form their past tenses in an unusual way. Only the past tense is affected. Unfortunately irregular verbs are common; they have to be memorized. There is no logical way to tell if a verb is regular or irregular by looking at the infinitive. infinitive past present future to drive drove drive will drive to slide slid slide will slide In addition, there are two kinds of verb participles—past and present. Past participles of irregular verbs are irregular, too. Past participles follow the helping verbs has , have , or had : infinitive past participle as in to order has ordered Everyone at that table has ordered a meal. to see have seen I have already seen that movie. to swim had swum Jay had swum in the lake. Present participles end in –ing and follow the helping verbs that are forms of to be, such as am , is , are , and will be :
Past tense Past Participle Present tense Present Participle Future tense ex. shrank had shrunk shrink speak jump choose ride write freeze search wear go give sit throw is shrinking will shrink 35 flavors! specials today - bubblegum toffee pumpkin Regular & Irregular Verbs Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4083 Complete the chart. You may use a dictionary if necessary.
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