Most verbs have past tense and past participle in –ed ( worked, played, listened). But many of the most frequent verbs are irregular:

Base form Past tense Past participle

be
begin
break
bring
buy
build
choose
come
cost
cut
do
draw
drive
eat
feel
find
get
give
go
have
hear
hold
keep
know
leave
lead
let
lie
lose
make
mean
meet
pay
put
run
say
see
sell
send
set
sit
speak
spend
stand
take
teach
tell
think
understand
wear
win
write

was/were
began
broke
brought
bought
built
chose
came
cost
cut
did
drew
drove
ate
felt
found
got
gave
went
had
heard
held
kept
knew
left
led
let
lay
lost
made
meant
met
paid
put
ran
said
saw
sold
sent
set
sat
spoke
spent
stood
took
taught
told
thought
understood
wore
won
wrote
been
begun
broken
brought
bought
built
chosen
come
cost
cut
done
drawn
driven
eaten
felt
found
got
given
gone
had
heard
held
kept
known
left
led
let
lain
lost
made
meant
met
paid
put
run
said
seen
sold
sent
set
sat
spoken
spent
stood
taken
taught
told
thought
understood
worn
won
written

 

 

 

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Hello html,

'We talk later' by itself is not correct. 'We will talk later' could be correct in context -- see our talking about the future page for a more detailed explanation of the different forms typically used to speak about the future.

'talk to you later' (as a way of saying goodbye) is an abbreviated form of 'I'll talk to you later' (the word 'I'll' has been removed). In this case, 'will' is a kind of promise, I'd say.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

What's the difference between sit and set ?

Hello MoussA El-GazzaR,

These are two entirely different words without any particular similarity. For the base definitions and uses of these words you can check in a dictionary:

set

sit

 

If you have particular examples in mind then please post the sentences and we'll be happy to comment on those.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

In the dictionary they both have the same meaning, like you can say ( sit down or set down ) but which one of them is the correct to say ?

Hello MoussA,

Did you follow the links that Peter posted? Those definitions are definitely not the same. Just because you can use 'down' after both words doesn't make them mean the same thing. You sit down on a chair but you set down your phone on a table.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
Please tell me the difference between the following:
A house off/by/near the main road.

Hello Petals,

The meanings here are very close and in most cases I would say that they are interchangeable. Certainly 'by' and 'near' are really the same, I would say.

'Off the main road' suggests that you need to move away from the main road to reach the house. It may be down a minor road or a path, for example.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello Sir,

Today, I have more question for you.

Please differentiate the following word and give with example.

inward vs Onward

Thanks,

By Issa,

Hello Issa,

You can find definitions and example sentences for 'inward' and 'onward' in the dictionary -- just follow the links and you will see what I mean. If you have another specific question about the words, I'd recommend checking other dictionaries (for example, Oxford, Macmillan or Longman) and you're also welcome to ask us.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sir,

anybody vs anyone

When I always want to use with pronouns I did a mistake.

for example :
1. anyone of you has to go now.
2. is there anyone who wants to borrow me money.
1. anybody of you has to go now.
2. is there anybody who wants to borrow me money.

Please which one is right.

By Issa,

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