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Monday, July 28, 2008

Irregular Verbs - According to Some of My Students

Many university students who hadn’t taken the trouble to master the conjugation of irregular verbs in high school often come up with surprising terms that can help set the lighter side of classroom teaching and learning which, I bet my meager salary, would delight George Walker Bush himself. Here’s a list culled from diagnostic tests I administered to my students:







































































































































































































































Base Form



Past Tense



Past Participle



Be



Been



Was



Blow



Blowed



Blew, blewn



Bring



Brang



Brung



Burst



Bursted



Bursten



Catch



Catched



Catched



Choose



Chosen



Chose



Cut



Cutted



Cutted



Deal



Dealed,Delt



Dealed, Delt



Do



Done



Did



Drink



Drunk



Drunken



Drive



Drived



Drove, Droven



Feed



Feeded



Feeded, Feed



Find



Find



Founded



Fly



Flee



Fled



Forbid



Forbidded, forbided, forbit



Forbiden, forbad



Forgive



Forgived





Freeze



Frooze, Freezed





Freezed

Grow



Growed



Grew, Grewn



Have


Hear



Had


Heared



Haven


Heared



Hurt



Hurted



Hurted



Keep



Keeped





Know



Knewn



Knew



Lay



Lay, Layed, Layn



Laiden, Layed, Lain



Leave



Leaved



Leaved



Lie



Lied



Lied, Laid



Lose



Loose, Loss, Losed



Loose, Losen, Loosen, Losed



Make



Maked



Maked



Pay



Payed



Payed



Quit



Quitted, Quited



Quitted, Quited



Ride


Run



Riden


Ranned



See



Seen



Sawn



Seek



Seeked, Soke, Sook



Seeked, Soke, Saken, Saught



Sell


Shake



Selled


Shaked, Shoke, Shocked



Selled


Shaked, Shocked, Shoken, Shoke



Shine



Shined



Shune, Shoned



Sit


Sleep



Sitted


Sleeped



Sitted



Stand



Standed



Standed



Steal



Stealt



Stealt



Swing



Swang, Swinged



Swang, Swinged



Take



Toke





Teach



Tought





Tear



Teared



Teared



Throw





Threwn



Wake





Woken



Win



Wined



Wined, Wun


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