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                                 IRREGULAR VERBS – 1
An irregular verb does not
form its past and past participle form by adding – ed or – d to the present
form.  Irregular verbs have special past
forms.
PRESENT                   PAST                   PAST PARTICIPLE
Eat                               ate                            (have)
eaten
Remember these rules when
forming the past tense of irregular verbs:
1.    
The past form is
used alone without a helping verb.
2.    
The past
participle must be used with a helping verb.
The most common helping verbs
used with the past participle are forms of be or have.


These are the principle parts
of some common irregular verbs:

PRESENT              PAST                  PAST
PARTICIPLE
Begin                    began                    (have)
begun
Bring                     brought                 (have)
brought
Go                        went                      (have)
gone
Teach                    taught                    (have)
taught
Know                    knew                     (have)
known
Drink                     drank                     (have)
drunk

EXERCISES:
1.    
For years,
cowboys have (done, driven) cattle along the plains.
2.    
Have you ever
(run, ran) in a marathon?
3.    
That fish has
(stole, stolen) my bait again.
4.    
All of the juice
has been (drank, drunk).
5.    
Has he (did,
done) what he promised?
     

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