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IRREGULAR VERBS #8

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 don’t 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.

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

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
find found found
hold held held
make made made
pay paid paid
sit sat sat
sping spun spun
stick stuck stuck
stand stood stood
win won won

13. “to be,” “to do,” “to go,” and “to have.”

PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE
am/are/is was/were been
do/does did done
go/goes went gone
have/has had had

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

find - hold - make - pay - sit - spin - stick - stand - win - do - go - have

1. After the long test, Bob _______ a bad headache.

2. A piece of gum _______ to my shoe when I was walking home.

3. Before she _______ the roulette wheel, my grandma crossed her fingers for good luck.

4. My grandpa’s favorite horse _______ the race this afternoon.

5. The old chair broke when Bruce _______ on it.

6. My aunt _______ pancakes for dinner last night.

7. Sally _______ to the bank yesterday morning to cash her check.

8. The bellboy _______ the suitcase while he waited for his tip.

9. We _______ in line for two hours this morning to ride the new ride.

10. Two weeks ago, Tom _______ a wallet while he was walking through the park.

11. Ann’s landlord was mad at her because she _______ her rent late.

12. Freddy _______ his homework fast because he wanted to watch TV.

PART 3: Choose the correct irregular verb.

1. John (stuck, did, made) the laundry and the dishes last night.

2. Last month, Juan (held, had, won) a lot of money in Las Vegas.

3. Marty (made, did, had) a good time at the party last night.

4. Some pieces of egg (stuck, sat, did) to the frying pan after Alice made breakfast.

5. The champions (had, made, held) up the trophy after they won the championship.

6. Everybody (paid, stood, spun) up and did the wave at the football game.

7. Wendy (won, went, did) home early today because she was tired.

8. Tim (had, held, sat) in the waiting room for an hour.

9. We were all happy because Will (won, paid, found) for our dinner last night.

10. Jimmy (won, found, spun) around on the merry-go-round this afternoon.

11. A few days ago, Al (spun, found, went) a valuable, old painting in his attic.

12. Because she loves birds, Amy (made, paid, held) a birdhouse for her backyard.

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

find - hold - make - pay - sit - spin - stick - stand - win - do - go - have

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