Unformatted text preview: the ending -ed to the verb to make it simple past:
cash —> cashed.
Here are some rules for making the simple past tense of regular verbs:
1. Verbs ending in -e, add -d (hope —> hoped)
2. Verbs ending in a vowel and a consonant:
A. For one-syllable verbs having a single vowel, double the consonant ending:
B. For one-syllable verbs having two vowels, just add -ed:
dreamed—>dreamed (also, dreamt)
C. For two-syllable verbs, in which the first syllable is stressed, just add -ed:
D. For two-syllable verbs, in which the second syllable is stressed, double the consonant ending as you
did for 1. above:
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Contact us: [email protected] www.itdunya.com Chapter 10 3. Verbs ending in -y. If the -y is preceded by a vowel, keep the -y (enjoyed, prayed); if the -y is preceded
by a consonant, change the -y to -i and add -ed:
4. Verbs ending in -ie, add -d:
5. Verbs ending in two consonants, just add the ending -ed.
NOTE: For regular verbs the form of the simple past is also the form of the past participle!! IRREGULAR VERB FORMS
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