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Understanding Irregular Verbs

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Ms. Musolf

on 19 February 2014

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Understanding Irregular Verbs
What are we discussing today?

Today we will learn to...

Identify the correct past and past participle forms of irregular and infrequently used verbs

Form present-perfect verbs by using "have"rather than "of"

What are irregular verbs?
Most verbs (we will be referring to them as "regular" verbs) get an "ed" added to them to form the past tense form.

Irregular verbs differ - they do not follow the "ed" pattern.

Walk = Walked, Open = Opened (Regular)
Fight = Fought, Build = Built (Irregular)
Try the listening trick...
When you are unsure, say the verb in question aloud and listen to how it sounds in the sentence. You will usually be able to detect an incorrect verb form using this trick.

We are going to play a version of two truths and a lie to practice distinguishing between irregular and regular verbs...

(To answer) I _____ my phone excitedly.
(To tell) You _____ me this story yesterday.
(To mail) I _____ the letter to my grandma in Florida.

Try it with a partner!
What about present perfect verbs?
Present perfect verbs follow the word "have" - NOT the word "of"


I might
gone shopping if it weren't so cold! (Correct)
I might
gone shopping if it weren't so cold! (Incorrect)

use the word "of" with a verb! Contractions sometimes sound like "would of," but it is really a contraction made from "would have."

Example: Would've

Put your knowledge into action!
Write a six sentence prompt about the following image.

What led up to this instance? What caused it? What will happen afterward?

You should write three sentences that display proper subject-verb agreement and three examples of properly conjugated irregular verbs.

Trade with a partner and read their work.

the examples of subject-verb agreement, and
draw a square around
the irregular verbs.
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