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 Lamastry,

Yes, you can use it that way, though note that it implies that the woman did not have her purse nearby. Also, 'fetch' should be in the simple past and 'it' is not correct – 'them' is the pronoun you need, since it refers to 'her hospital cards' (plural).

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you sir

Hello
I'm unable to explain the difference between these two sentences;

'Scott and Matt are playing soccer tomorrow.'
'Scott and Matt will be playing soccer tomorrow.'

When would you use them? The second in future tense, the first, is it Present continuous?

Thanks
Andrea

Hello naylera,

Yes, the first is a present continuous form, which is often used to speak about arranged future plans. The second is often called the future continuous – follow the links and you'll find explanations of both forms.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Kirk

Greetings,
I can't find any exact meaning of 'fire" in the Cambridge Dictionary here.
1. Barcelona have forgotten former Arsenal man FIRES them to victory over Malaga.
2. It's fortunate how the ball comes to Wilson via Robert, but he sure makes the most of it by executing a brilliant bycicle kick to FIRE the Cherries ahead.

If I interpret it as 'to shoot', it seems that it's not appropriate. So, what does it actually mean?

Hello akatsuki,

The use of 'fire' in these sentences is one of the last ones in the dictionary entry, when it is used as a verb meaning 'excite'. Note that in sentence 2, 'fire' is used with 'ahead' as a kind of multi-word verb: 'to fire ahead'.

I hope this helps you.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hi ,
Even while the pace of increase in the number of reported rapes in the city has slowed down.In this sentence can you explain the meaning of "EVEN WHILE" clearly.

Hello sabago,

Although we are willing to help with questions which are not related to our own material when time allows, I would ask you to post this question on a related page, such as one on linking devices, rather than this page, which is concerned with irregular verbs. This will help the question and answer to be visible to other users who may be studying the same area.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello
I have got really confused whether I have to use singular or plural verb after expressions such as "half of", "a part of", "a percentage of", "a majority of", "percent of" ,etc. I just know that the verb used after these expressions is related to the word following ''of''.
Would you please explain it?
Thanks in advance for helping me
Best wishes
Misam

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