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IRREGULAR VERBS #7

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 three groups of irregular verbs.

10. The vowel changes in the past tense and past participle.

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
begin began begun
drink drank drunk
ring rang rung
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
swim swam swum

11. The vowel changes only in the past tense.

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
come came come
run ran run

12. The past tense and past participle forms are the same.

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
dig dug dug
shrink shrunk shrunk
stink stunk stunk

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

begin - drink - ring - sing - swim - run - come - stink - shrink - sink - dig

1. Stan _________ five glasses of water after he finished jogging.

2. The walrus _________ very slowly after it splashed into the water.

3. Wendy _________ to class late tonight because she had car trouble.

4. The racehorse _________ very fast, but it didnít win the race.

5. Penny threw a penny in the pool, and it _________ to the bottom.

6. After the lady _________ the national anthem, the crowd cheered.

7. Last night, the class _________ late because the teacher was in a meeting.

8. Gus _________ after the skunk sprayed him.

9. I didnít wash my new shirt right, and so it _________.

10. The squirrel _________ a hole in the ground and buried its peanut.

11. A few minutes ago, the phone _________, but Jenny was too lazy to get up and answer it.

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

begin - drink - ring - sing - swim - run - come - stink - shrink - sink - dig

1. The bell hasnít _________ yet, but it will in a few minutes.

2. Kim has never _________ a song in front of a large group of people.

3. I have already _________ five laps around the track, but I can do one more.

4. Sandy always reads the labels, and thatís why she has never _________ any of her clothes.

5. Tim has never _______ lemonade, because he doesnít like lemons.

6. Fred hasnít ________ to work in two weeks because heís on vacation.

7. Philís hamster cage has never _________, because he cleans it every day.

8. We have _________ five big holes in our backyard, so now we can plant our new trees.

9. A few minutes ago, I dropped my keys in the ocean, and by now, they have _________ to the bottom.

10. The movie has already _________ , so now we have to wait for the next showing.

11. We havenít _________ in the hotelís swimming pool yet, but we want to.

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

begin - drink - ring - sing - swim - run - come - stink - shrink - sink - dig

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