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IRREGULAR VERBS #6

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.

9. They have the same vowel in the past tense and past participle, which also has an -en ending.

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
bite bit bitten
break broke broken
choose chose chosen
forget forgot forgotten
freeze froze frozen
get got gotten
hide hid hidden
speak spoke spoken
steal stole stolen
swear swore sworn
tear tore torn
wake woke woken
wear wore worn

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

bite - break - choose - forget - freeze - get - hide - speak - steal - swear - tear - wake - wear

1. After it ran across the kitchen floor, the mouse _______ under the washing machine.

2. Last month, Bill _______ to pay his bills.

3. Because he didnít have enough money to buy it, Bob _______ a loaf of bread from the store.

4. The little boys _______ their motherís vase when they were playing football in the livingroom.

5. When the tourist walked up to the counter, the bellboy _______ in English.

6. Rayís friend _______ a raise last year.

7. Before the witness testified, she _______ to tell the truth about what she saw.

8. Our dog _______ the mailman yesterday, and the mailman was furious.

9. Lenore _______ her new dress to the party last night.

10. Yesterday morning, I _______ up at 5:00 because I had to go to work early.

11. After a lot of thinking, the parents _______ the name Michael for the baby.

12. Betty _______ the meat in the freezer because she didnít have time to cook it last night.

13. When he opened the envelope, Mr. Moore accidentally _______ his paycheck.

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

bite - break - choose - forget - freeze - get - hide - speak - steal - swear - tear - wake - wear

1. Joan has never _______ a fur coat.

2. John has never _______ the combination to his locker at school.

3. Because heís a good driver, Dave has never _______ a speeding ticket.

4. The witness hasnít _______ to tell the truth in her testimony yet.

5. The police canít find the car thief who has _______ five cars in our neighborhood.

6. You shouldnít be afraid of our dog because it has never _______ anyone.

7. The pirates have _______ all their stolen treasure in different parts of the island.

8. Although itís 12:00 in the afternoon, Bob hasnít _______ up yet.

9. The boys next door have _______ our window five times this year with their baseball.

10. We canít go ice skating on the pond because the water hasnít _______ yet.

11. Ann and Stan havenít ________ their wedding date yet.

12. Although our math teacher is from France, he has never _______ in French to us.

13. The movie theater employee has _______ thousands of tickets this week.

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

bite - break - choose - forget - freeze - get - hide - speak - steal - swear - tear - wake - wear

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