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Unformatted text preview: PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE GIVE GAVE GIVEN TAKE TOOK TAKEN BREAK BROKE BROKEN SHAKE SHOOK SHAKEN R WAKE WOKE WOKEN U BRING BROUGHT BROUGHT G BUY BOUGHT BOUGHT U SEEK SOUGHT SOUGHT L BURN BURNT BURNT BUILD BUILT BUILT R MEET MET MET READ READ READ V BLEED BLED BLED E LEAD LED LED R CUT CUT CUT B LET LET LET S PUT PUT PUT SET SET SET WALK WALKED WALKED TALK TALKED TALKED I R A STRONG VERBS FORMS OF MAIN VERBS WEAK VERBS STRONG VERB
a main verb that does not need a ‘t’ , ‘d’, ‘ed’ to give its past
and past participle forms is called as a strong verb
GIVE - GAVE GIVEN
GIVEN TAKE - TOOK
BREAK - BROKE
BROKE BROKEN What is a weak verb?
Generally a main verb that needs a ‘t’ or ‘d’ to give its past
and past participle forms is called as a weak verb
• A main verb that loses an ‘e’ from its usual form to give the past and
past participle forms is called as a weak verb
e.g. read - read - read , bleed – bled- bled 3. A verb that does not change its usual form in all the three forms is also
called as a weak verb
e.g. cut, set, put 4. A main verb that needs an ‘ed’ to form its past and past participle form
is called as a weak verb.
e.g. walk-walked-walked, render-rendered-rendered ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ENGLISH 110 taught by Professor Lisathomas during the Fall '10 term at BYU.
- Fall '10