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IRREGULAR VERBS #2

In English, there are two kinds of verbs: regular and irregular.


REGULAR VERBS are regular because they add an -ed suffix to form the past tense and past participle.

Present: I walk to school every morning.

Past: I walked to school yesterday.

Perfect tense: I have walked to school 3 times this week.


IRREGULAR VERBS are irregular because they donít add an -ed suffix to form the past tense and past participle. Because of that, you need to memorize their three parts.

Present: I drive to school every morning.

Past: I drove to school yesterday.

Perfect tense: I have driven to school 3 times this week.


PART 1: Examine the following group of irregular verbs.

3. They end in a D or T, and all three parts are the same.

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
beat beat beat (beaten)
bet bet bet
cost cost cost
cut cut cut
hit hit hit
hurt hurt hurt
let let let
put put put
quit quit quit
set set set
spit spit spit
spread spread spread

PART 2: Select the correct irregular verb and change it to the past tense.

set - beat - spread - cut - quit - cost - hit - hurt - bet - spit - put - let

1. The little boyís mother ____ the crust off his sandwich.

2. The little boyís father _____ peanut butter and jelly on the bread.

3. Ann _____ her job because it was too stressful.

4. Fred _____ the man who insulted his wife.

5. Fredís hand really _____ after he hit the man.

6. The Lakers _____ the Clippers last night.

7. Tom couldnít buy the new car because it _____ too much.

8. The baseball player _____ chewing tobacco on the field.

9. Jillís boss _____ her go home early because she wasnít feeling well.

10. Anna ____ the table for dinner

11. John _____ a lot of money on his favorite horses at the horsetrack.

12. After Mike finished reading the book, he _____ it back on the bookshelf.

PART 3: Choose the correct irregular verb.

1. My landlord (let, set, bet) me pay my rent late last month.

2. Our groceries (bet, cost, hurt) a lot of money because we didnít have any coupons.

3. Sally (spread, quit, hurt) the sheets on the bed.

4. The Dodgers didnít (spit, beat, cost) the Angels last night.

5. After he finished coughing, the man (spit, set, quit) on the ground.

6. Mary (put, beat, bet) her keys in her purse before she got out of her car.

7. The boxer (cost, hit, quit) the other boxer with his right hand.

8. Have you ever accidentally (cut, set, put) your finger with a knife?

9. Have you ever (quit, put, cut) a job because it was too difficult for you?

10. Have you ever (hurt, cost, let) yourself when you were exercising?

PART 4: Try to write past tense sentences with the irregular verbs.

set - beat - spread - cut - quit - cost - hit - hurt - bet - spit - put - let

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