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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Comments

Hello,
I’d like to know the difference between “awarded something”, “awarded for”, and “awarded with”.

Regards,
Petals

Hello Petals,

Have you checked the dictionary for example sentences? The Cambridge and Longman dictionaries both have lots of examples that should help you with at least the first two phrases. 'to be awarded with X' means the same thing as 'to be awarded X'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Kirk, just one more question. Is there a difference between support of or support for ( an idea/person) ?

Hi Petals,

I'm afraid it's difficult to give you an accurate general answer to this question, as it depends on the nature of the phrase that comes after it. Is there a specific sentence you had in mind?

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Team

I would like to know what "link verbs" are?
I also want to know the difference between the usage of the following words:
sleep asleep
wait await
til until
when while
which that
say tell
though although despite

Hi Kirk and Peter,
This sounds bit obvious but I have small confusion during the conversation, if I don't understand something what other person is saying, which one is the correct way to say "I don't get it" or "I didn't get it?".

Regards,
Kiran

Hello Kiran,

The proper thing to say depends a bit on how formal the situation is, but here are a few ideas for you. You can say 'Sorry, what was that?' or 'Sorry, I didn't get that.' You could also say 'Could you repeat that, please?' This last one would be better in a more formal situation.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sir,
Please help me with the following sentence.
Instruction given : underline the finite verb/s.
'Why do you want to talk to me?'
Sir is 'do' and 'want' both finite verbs or only 'do'?.
Sir as per my understanding ' to talk' is in finite and only 'do' seems finite. But again I'm confused as want is also a finite verb.

Hello amrita_enakshi,

I think this Wikipedia article (see the examples) will answer your question, but if you have any other questions, please let us know.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello sir, thank you so much for your help.

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