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Regular Verbs

Definition Of Regular Verbs:

A regular verb forms we can add -d or -ed to the end of its base form.

The regular verbs have a standard set of rules for forming their present participle and past forms. The present participle is formed by adding -ing to the end of its base form and the past is formed by adding -ed. If the base form verb ends with the letter -e, we can add only -d for past form verb and remove the -e then just add -ing for the present participle. These verbs are also called Weak Verbs.

 

Principal Parts Of Regular Verbs

List Of Regular Verbs.

Present Past Past Participle Present Participle
book booked booked booking
erase erased erased erasing
form formed formed forming
infect infected infected infecting
pick picked picked picking
purchase purchased purchased purchasing
question questioned questioned questioning
recover recovered recovered recovering
remove removed removed removing
type typed typed typing

The past participle inherited from the past form of verb.

 

Regular Verbs Ending With A Vowel And Consonant

When a verb ends with a vowel followed by a consonant, the last consonant is doubled before adding -ing or -ed

Examples

Present Past Past Participle Present Participle
allot allotted allotted allotting
bat batted batted batting
dot dotted dotted dotting
counsel counselled counselled counselled
cancel cancelled cancelled cancelled
fit fitted fitted fitting
permit permitted permitted permitting
step stepped stepped stepping
stop stopped stopped stopping

But some verbs are omitted from the above rule

Examples

Present Past Past Participle Present Participle
allow allowed allowed allowing
alter altered altered altering
cook cooked cooked cooking
corner cornered cornered cornering
visit visited visited visiting
 

Regular Verbs Ending With A Consonant Followed By Y

When a verb ends with a consonant followed by y, the present participle is formed by adding -ing and the past form, drop the y, replace it with i, and add -ed.

Examples

Present Past Past Participle Present Participle
apply applied applied applying
bully bullied bullied bullying
carry carried carried carrying
gratify gratified gratified gratifying
identify identified identified identifying
marry married married marrying

But some verbs are omitted from the above rule

Examples

Present Past Past Participle Present Participle
buoy buoyed buoyed buoying
convey conveyed conveyed conveying
 

We add ‘ed’ for past tense and past participle form of the base verb

Present Tense Past Tense Past Participle Present Participle
act acted acted acting
bleach bleached bleached bleaching
check checked checked checking
contract contracted contracted contracting
paint painted painted painting

We add ‘d’ for past tense and past participle form of the base verb

Present Tense Past Tense Past Participle Present Participle
acknowledge acknowledged acknowledged acknowledging
collaborate collaborated collaborated collaborating
escape escaped escaped escaping
hole holed holed holing
illuminate illuminated illuminated illuminating

 

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