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IRREGULAR VERBS #3

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 two groups of irregular verbs.

4. They have a long vowel in the present tense and a short vowel in the past tense and past participle.

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
bleed bled bled
feed fed fed
lead led led
light lit lit
lose lost lost
meet met met
read read read
shoot shot shot
slide slid slid
speed sped sped

5. They end in -ell in the present tense and end in -old in the past tense and past participle.

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
sell sold sold
tell told told

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

bleed - lead - light - feed - shoot - slide - read - meet - sell - speed - lose - tell

1. The hunter aimed his gun and _______ the flying goose.

2. When it was their bedtime, the grandfather _______ his grandkids a ghost story.

3. Bob _______ his blind date at his favorite restaurant.

4. During her break, Becky _______ her cigarette with a match.

5. Ms. Smithís finger _______ for an hour after she accidentally cut it on a sharp can lid.

6. Mike _______ his bike that he really liked at his garage sale.

7. After Wally fell down on the ice skating rink, he _______ into a wall.

8. The dangerous criminal _______ on the freeway as he tried to get away from the police.

9. Mr. Green felt blue after he _______ the sad book.

10. Jill _______ her new puppy soft food

11. Because he was foolish, Mr. Ross _______ a lot of money at the casino.

12. The general _______ his soldiers across the hot desert.

PART 3: Choose the correct irregular verb.

1. Yesterday, Ralph (lit, bled, lost) his wallet on the bus.

2. Last week, the car salesman (fed, sold, slid) two cars every day.

3. Ryan (met, led, told) a lie when his boss asked him why he was late.

4. Because he was late for an appointment, Ted (sped, lost, bled) on the freeway.

5. The basketball player (shot, led, told) the ball at the last second, but it didnít go in.

6. While she was on the plane, Jane (slid, read, fed) a few books about horses.

7. Jimís mouth (lit, lost, bled) after John punched him.

8. The mother duck (led, sped, lit) her ducklings to the lake.

9. Mary (lit, read, met) her husband for lunch at the mall.

10. When Allison crossed the line, she (met, told, slid) on the slippery bowling alley.

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

bleed - lead - light - feed - shoot - slide - read - meet - sell - speed - lose - tell

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