unit14 - 1 vowel + 1 consonant change spelling (Appendix...

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Unit 14: VERB FORMS English verbs have very few forms. Most verbs are REGULAR and have four forms. It is easy to make these forms because they all change in the same way. But some important verbs are IRREGULAR, and we make their forms in different ways. Only the verb be (Unit 16) has more than five forms. 1 Base form This is the form you can find in a dictionary. EXAMPLES: work / hurry / do / live / have / cut 2 -s form HOW TO FORM IT: Add s PROBLEMS: Verbs ending in ch / sh / o / s / y / z change spelling (Appendix 5). EXAMPLES: works / lives / cuts / hurries / has / does 3 -ing form HOW TO FORM IT: Add ing PROBLEMS: Verbs ending in e or
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Unformatted text preview: 1 vowel + 1 consonant change spelling (Appendix 6). EXAMPLES: working / living / cutting / hurrying / having / doing 4 Past form HOW TO FORM IT: Add ed PROBLEMS: Verbs ending in e or y change spelling (Appendix 7). Irregular verb forms are different (Appendix 10). EXAMPLES: worked / lived/ hurried cut / had / did 5 Past participle HOW TO FORM IT (REGULAR VERBS): With regular verbs, use the same as the past form ( ed ). EXAMPLES: worked / lived/ hurried HOW TO FORM IT (IRREGULAR VERBS): Irregular verb forms are sometimes the same as their past forms and sometimes different (Appendix 10). EXAMPLES: cut / had / done...
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