Learning irregular verbs in English can be a long and difficult process. To help you with it, I will teach you how to break them into categories with recognizable patterns. With my method, irregular verbs do not have to be so unpredictable. I will teach you the base form of the verb, the simple past, and the past participle. For extra help, download and print our list of irregular verbs to study with the video and to practice on your own:
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And watch the next lesson on Group 3 irregular verbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl36XffSQ1o
Hi. My name's Ronnie. I'm going to try and help you do something fantastic for your English grammar, speaking, and general wellbeing. This is a very, very time-consuming and difficult task that you will have to do when you are learning English. They're verbs.
We have many verbs in English. We have what are called regular verbs. A regular verb will end in "ed". For example: "use", "used". So, regular verb. We like to call them "ed" verbs just to be fancy. So, regular verbs are easy because they all both end in "ed" if you have different forms.
Now, what I'm going to go over today is the difference in forms between simple past and the past participle. So, we have the simple present tense, which is something like: "I eat pizza." When we use simple present, it's something we do every day. Then we have what's called the simple past, or you can say past simple. It doesn't matter; it's the same. So, we have the present tense, we have the past, and we have what's called the past participle. Have you heard of this before? The past participle, it's so difficult for me to say, so I'm going to call it p.p. from now on. So, the past participle, you're going to have to use if you learn present perfect. Now, if you don't know what these are yet, that's okay. If you've heard of these before and you know what they are, that's fantastic. Past perfect and all the forms of passive voice that we have in English.
If these are new kind of ideas to you, please don't worry, but it's not past, present "prefect" it's present perfect. We must be perfect. If these are new things for you... I'll get this spelling right, I promise. There we go, present perfect. If these are new concepts to you, don't worry about it. Okay? Just focus on learning these groups, and we have a very, very beautiful list of verbs to help you in the resources section on www.engvid.com. Go there now. You can put it... It's in PDF file, so you can print it out and you can have the list in front of you to memorize, to remember, to help you.
What I want you do is I want to introduce you to-doo, doo, doo, doo-group one and two of irregular verbs. Once you do this, there's also a video on group number three, which is the most difficult. So we're starting with the easiest ones, yay. And again, this is groups one and two. You can find them, a list of these on the resources section.
So, past participle, I will now call p.p. Yay. We have the present tense, simple past or past, and then the past participle. The first group is the most delicious. It's the best because we don't have to change anything. Woo-hoo. So, if in the present tense the verb is "cut", the past tense is "cut", and so is the past participle or the p.p. So, we have: "cut", "cut", "cut". For example, if we use present tense: "I cut the pizza." If we use past tense, I can say: "Yesterday, I cut the grass." And if I wanted to use the past participle, let's say I want to use present perfect, I can say: "The grass has been cut." So, we don't need to change the verb. These are some examples of verbs that we don't have to change.
So, these are the easiest, and probably your favourite. We have: "cost", "hit", "hurt", ow. So if you... Something hits you, you are hurt. "Let", "put", "quit". If the simple past is "shut", what do you think the past participle would be? It's the same, so this would also be "shut". So, I could say: "I shut the door.", "The door was shut.", or: "The door has been shut." And in the last one we have the word "bet". Again, we don't have to change it, so it's: "bet", "bet", "bet". I bet you like this lesson. Yeah? Okay? So these ones are the easiest and the most fun because they don't have to change. Whew.
We're going to go into group two. Group two is okay, because we only have to change one time now. So, if we have the present tense, section A, all we're doing to make it past or use the past participle, is we're changing it, and all of these ones are going to have a "d" ending. So, present tense we have "sell", "sold", and "sold". I hear a lot of people doing this: "Sell, sold, sold", so they're saying: "sell", "sold", "sold". If you repeat it in your head, it will help you remember it. We have "tell", "told", "told"; "feed"...