Error #6: Irregular Verb Errors
Regular verbs in English end in –ed
in both the past tense and past participle (work/ worked, has worked
), while irregular verbs often change form (take/ took, has taken
). For non-native speakers, the best way to learn irregular verb forms is to memorize them.
Lee cutted fabric for the vests.|
Lee cut fabric for the vests.
They all have went to the film festival.|
They all have gone to the film festival.
For more instruction and practice on irregular verbs, see Chapter 28, Past Tense, and Chapter 29, The Past Participle, Evergreen
, pages 385-406. Note especially the list of irregulars, pages 396-398.
Interactive Irregular Verb Chart:
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