Regular Verbs and Irregular Verbs

Can you tell me the 2nd form of tear?

What is right – Sleeped or slept?
Is hitted correct?

I don’t remember the forms of verbs. I get confused. There are many forms of verbs. how will I remember while speaking? I am going to take IELTS exam. How can I remember all?

Hello learners,

I am Shiwangi from ELAN and I am back my third video of grammar series. So, what are we learning today? We will learn, how can we remember all forms of verbs and where do we use them? An English verb can be regular or irregular.

We will learn three forms of the verb.

  1. The base form can be used in simple present and future.
  2. The SECOND FORM is used in the simple past form.
  3. Third, is called Past Participle which is used in Perfect Tense and Passive Voice majorly.

We will learn about tenses in up-coming series. Just know this for now.

In regular verb forms, their past and past participle end by adding –ed.
For example

  • Dance – danced – danced

I dance.
I danced.
I have danced.

  • Work – worked – worked

I work.
I worked.
I have worked.

So good news here is – “Maximum verbs are regular.”

“There are a limited number of Irregular Verbs.”

So, you just need to remember all the Irregular verbs. Yes, listen carefully, your problem will be sorted. “You don’t need to remember 1000s verbs.”

Now let’s see what are Irregular verbs.

There are mainly three types of irregular verbs.

1. Verbs in which all the three forms are the same (e.g. Put – put – put)

Base form Simple past Past participle
Bet Bet Bet
Cost Cost Cost
Cut Cut Cut
Hit Hit Hit

So, it’s not “hitted”.

2. Verbs in which two of the three forms are the same (e.g. Sit – sat – sat)

Base form Simple past Past participle
Shoot Shot Shot
Get Got Got
Keep Kept Kept
Sleep Slept Slept
Feel Felt Felt

3. Verbs in which all three forms are different (e.g. Drink – drank – drunk)

Base form Simple past Past participle
Drive Drove Driven
Ride Rode Ridden
Write Wrote Written

Also, please know some verbs can be both Regular and Irregular. Examples are:

Burn – burnt – burnt (Irregular)
burn – burned – burned (Regular)

Dream – dreamt – dreamt (Irregular)
dream – dreamed – dreamed (Regular)

Learn – learnt – learnt (Irregular)
learn – learned – learned (Regular)

So, now hurry up. Learn all the Irregular verbs here. Please stop being confused and make it simple for yourself.

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