Level: beginner

Most verbs have a past tense and past participle with –ed:

worked
played    
listened

But many of the most frequent verbs are irregular:

Base for Past tense Past participle
be was/were been
begin began begun
break broke broken
bring brought brought
buy bought bought
build built built
choose chose chosen
come came come
cost cost cost
cut cut cut
do did done
draw drew drawn
drive drove driven
eat ate eaten
feel felt felt
find found found
get got got
give gave given
go went gone
have had had
hear heard heard
hold held held
keep kept kept
know knew known
leave left left
lead led led
let let let
lie lay lain
lose lost lost
make made made
mean meant meant
meet met met
pay paid paid
put put put
run ran run
say said said
see saw seen
sell sold sold
send sent sent
set set set
sit sat sat
speak spoke spoken
spend spent spent
stand stood stood
take took taken
teach taught taught
tell told told
think thought thought
understand understood understood
wear wore worn
win won won
write wrote written
Irregular verbs

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Comments

Hi,
In previous lesson exercises, I'm not sure if the listed answers are correct.

1. In November, we’ll have been living in this house for ten years.
Now verb phrase listed as the answer is "will have been", I think it should be "will have been living" if I'm wrong then please explain why 'living' is not considered part of the main verb.

2. Lorena must’ve been really happy to see her sister again after all this time.
In answer 'been' is listed as the Modal verb, I guess this is a mistake, the modal verb is 'must'. isn't it?

Regards

Hi SajadKhan,

We'd like to check your examples but we're not sure which pages they come from. Could you please post the comment on the relevant page and let us know which exercise the examples come from, or else post a link to the page? Then we'll be able to check and correct any errors we find.


Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi SajadKhan,

Thank you for the link. You are correct about both questions and I will edit the task accordingly. It may take a little time for the changes to appear in the task but they will be corrected.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, You shock or run by seeing me
You shock or run seeing me.
Which one is appropriate, the one with 'By' or without it ?

Hi SonuKumar,

I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by 'you shock or run', so I'm afraid I can't say.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir,

A deer ran seeing a lion or by seeing a lion
Which one is right 'Seeing or By Seeing' ?

Hi SonuKumar,

I'm afraid neither of these is natural. If you mean that the deer ran because it saw a lion, then I'd suggest something like 'Seeing a lion, the deer ran'. I'm not sure if that's what you mean, though.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir,
I'll get your phone number recharged to
talk (to you) in future. Or
I'll get your phone number recharged for
For talking (to you) in future. I think the first
one is right isn't it ?

Hi SonuKumar,

Yes, the first is better.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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