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past tense



hema.chandra
India

past tense
 
few verbs dont change in past tense like
 
hit
put
spent
hurt
read
shut..............do you know any more...please sent me the link if uhave any .Thanks
 

27 Jan 2012      



moravc
Czech Republic

The category of irregular verbs (1-1-1) - same spelling:
(beat), bet, bid, broadcast, burst, cast, cost, cut, fit, forecast, hit, hurt, knit, let, put, quit, read, rid, set, shed, spread, shut, slit, split, thrust, upset, wed, wet.

(Please note that broadcast, forecast, knit, quit, rid, wed, wet, bet can be also regular verbs. (- wetted)
Bid-bade-bidden is also correct. Beat-beat-beaten is more common.)

The most common irregular verbs with a single form:
bet, broadcast, cast, cost, cut, fit, hit, hurt, let, put, read, set, shut. - Your students should learn these verbs first...

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/irregular-verbs
http://www.englishpage.com/irregularverbs/irregularverbs.html
http://www.englishpage.com/irregularverbs/irregularverbs2.html - including the rare and antiquated forms

PS: I agree with Les. Pronounciation of "read": /ri:d-red-red/.... Spend-spent-spent.

27 Jan 2012     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Hello, Hema.Chandra,
 
 
"spent" is Past Simple Tense, NOT Present Simple Tense.  The three words are = "SPEND"; "spent"; "spent"
 
Present Simple Tense "SPEND"
Past Simple Tense "spent"
Past Participle "spent"
 
The verb "read" DOES CHANGE in the Past Tense.  The PRONUNCIATION changes.
 
The three words are =
 
"READ" (pronunciation "reed"); "read" (pronunciation "red"); "read" (pronunciation "red").
 
Present Simple Tense "READ" = pronunciation "REED"
Past Simple Tense "read" = pronunciation "RED"
Past Participle "read" = pronunciation "RED"
 
 
Les

27 Jan 2012