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Unformatted text preview: the ending -ed to the verb to make it simple past: borrow—>borrowed close—>closed open—>opened 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: stop—>stopped rob—>robbed B. For one-syllable verbs having two vowels, just add -ed: rain—>rained dreamed—>dreamed (also, dreamt) C. For two-syllable verbs, in which the first syllable is stressed, just add -ed: listen—>listened D. For two-syllable verbs, in which the second syllable is stressed, double the consonant ending as you did for 1. above: prefer—>preferred control —>controlled 36 Shared by www.itdunya.com ITDunya.com Great Learning Urdu Web Forum Come and join us for more...... Contact us: afridi@itdunya.com 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: try—>tried study—>studied 4. Verbs ending in -ie, add -d: die—>died 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 English has many...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2014 for the course ENG 99 taught by Professor Michal during the Winter '13 term at CSU Sacramento.

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