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American English verbs have four standard components:

1. Simple Form

2. Simple Past

3. Past Participle

4. Present Participle



Regular Verbs: Simple past and past tense words that end in –ed. For regular verbs you do not change the spelling of the verb in order to make the verb past tense.
Simple Form
Simple Past
Past Participle
Present Participle
drop dropped dropped dropping
free freed freed freeing
visit visited visited visiting
copy copied copied copying


Irregular Verbs: Simple past and past participle words that do not end in –ed. For irregular verbs, you do change the spelling of the verb in order to make the verb past tense.
Simple Form Simple Past Past Participle Present Participle
be was, were been being
draw drew drawn drawing
feel felt felt feeling
write wrote written writing


Pronunciation Practice
Final –ed is pronounced /d/ after voiced sounds. Repeat after me:
1.
realized
2.
cried
3.
studied
4.
called
5.
dived
6.
brewed
7.
boiled
8.
absorbed
9.
hugged
10.
scrubbed


Final –ed is pronounced /t/ after voiceless sounds. Repeat after me:
1.
hoped
2.
stopped
3.
asked
4.
hopped
5.
wrecked
6.
booked
7.
helped
8.
locked
9.
pushed
10.
walked


Final –ed is pronounced /ed/ after –d and –t. Repeat after me:
1.
created
2.
started
3.
waited
4.
counted
5.
extended
6.
exported
7.
inserted
8.
wasted
9.
needed
10.
added


Exercise

Practice the sentences below by answering “yes” to the following questions. First, I will ask you the questions aloud. Next, you will verbally respond to my question. Your answer should be similiar to the answer given for the example. English Logic will put a checkmark ) next to your correct answers.

For Example:
Question: Did you walk to school this morning?
Answer: Yes, I walked to school this morning.

1.
Question: Did you write that report?
    Answer:
2.
Question: Did you jog this morning?
    Answer:
3.
Question: Did you wreck the car?
    Answer:
4.
Question: Did he marry her?
    Answer:
5.
She walked to the store (quick, quickly).
    Answer:
6.
Question: Did they win the soccer game?
    Answer:
7.
Question: Did you understand the material?
    Answer:
8.
Question:Did, you study for the math test?
    Answer:
9.
Question: Did you hear me?
    Answer:
10.
Question: Did you know him?
    Answer:


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