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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Irregular Verbs

 
 

Definition

There are verbs which do not follow the regular past tense rules. These are irregular verbs.

Example

   

I exercise every day. (present simple)
I exercised yesterday. (past simple -- regular form verb + ed)

I buy a newspaper every day. (present simple)
I bought a newspaper yesterday. (past simple -- irregular form)

Explanation

Irregular verbs --

  • have their own form in the past tense.
  • are used in the same way as regular verbs.

Related Sections

Participles
Past Simple