Simple Past Tense – Regular and Irregular Verbs

Simple Past Tense – Regular and Irregular Verbs
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Simple Past Tense – Regular and Irregular Verbs

In this complete tutorial for beginners, learners will be capable in using verbs in English specifically “Simple Past Tense – Regular and Irregular Verbs that gives meaning to a certain thought.

We have many verbs in English. We have what are called regular verbs. A regular verb will end in “ed”. For example: “use”, “used”. So, regular verb. We like to call them “ed” verbs just to be fancy. So, regular verbs are easy because they all both end in “ed” if you have different forms.

a. The past tense of a regular verb is formed by adding ‘-ed’ at the end of the verb.

Examples:

walk – walked: I walked to school this morning.

post – posted: Michelle posted her letters yesterday.

climb – climbed: The two boys climbed up the tree to pick up the fruits.

b. Irregular verbs form their past tense in a different way. These verbs change their forms.

Examples:

come – came: She came to my house last night.

go – went: They went to Malaysia by coach.

Catch – caught: My father caught a big fish.

Exercise:

Fill in each blank with the simple tense of the verb in the brackets.

1. I __________ the letter early this morning. (write)

2. He__________ into the pond to save the child. (jump)

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3. Mary __________ a present from her pen friend on her birthday. (receive)

4. Steven __________ the ball into the air. (kick)

Answers:

1. I wrote the letter early this morning. (write)

2. He jumped into the pond to save the child. (jump)

3. Mary received a present from her pen friend on her birthday. (receive)

4. Steven kicked the ball into the air. (kick)

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