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IRREGULAR VERBS #5

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.

8. The vowel changes in the past tense, and the past participle ends in -n or -en.

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
blow blew blown
draw drew drawn
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
fly flew flown
give gave given
grow grew grown
know knew known
see saw seen
shake shook shaken
take took taken
throw threw thrown

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

blow - draw - eat - fall - fly - give - grow - know - see - shake - take - throw

1. Cindy _______ a whole bag of potato chips while she watched TV.

2. Although Timmy _______ off his bike, he didnít cry.

3. Janís boss _______ her a raise because she was a good worker.

4. Steve _______ about my surprise party, but he didnít tell me.

5. Last night, Whitney _______ the robber break into her neighborís house.

6. The little boy _______ out the candles at his birthday party.

7. Ralph _______ the bottle orange juice before he opened it.

8. The puppy _______ very fast, and before long, it was a big dog.

9. Yesterday, when he was at the beach, Jimmy accidentally _______ the frisbee into the ocean.

10. Sue _______ a break and went out to her car.

11. While he was camping, the artist _______ a picture of the mountains.

12. The fly _______ out of the room before I could hit it with my flyswatter.

PART 3: Choose the correct irregular verb and change it to the past participle.

blow - draw - eat - fall - fly - give - grow - know - see - shake - take - throw

1. Because he eats his vegetables every day, little Billy has _______ four inches this year.

2. All the leaves have _______ off the tree because of the cold weather.

3. The waitress hasnít _______ us the menus yet.

4. The art students havenít _______ many good pictures this semester.

5. Sally has _______ her best friend Molly for ten years.

6. Susan has never _______ up a balloon because she has asthma.

7. Because he hates sports, Tom has never _______ a football.

8. The students have _______ two tests this semester.

9. Although he likes Italian food, Brian has never _______ a calzone.

10. John has _______ this movie twenty times.

11. The pilot hasnít ever _______ to another country.

12. You shouldnít drink that egg nog because I havenít _______ it yet.

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

blow - draw - eat - fall - fly - give - grow - know - see - shake - take - throw

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