irregular past tense verbs

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Irregular Past Tense Verbs : 

Irregular Past Tense Verbs

Introduction : 

Introduction In this lesson you are going to identify and produce the irregular forms for common simple past tense verbs.

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Examples: John and his friends ate at the new pizza place last night. I spoke to my teacher about my test. He put the bottle on the kitchen counter. The ladies went to the meeting. Tina and I had a good time at the reunion.

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The simple past tense = actions or events at a specific time in the past.

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Examples of specific time expressions in the past:

Review: Regular Simple Past Tense Verbs : 

Review: Regular Simple Past Tense Verbs Remember! Start with the base form of the verb. Base Form = the infinitive without the preposition to.

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For example: Infinitives always include to as in: “to work”

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To form the base form, eliminate the preposition “to”

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work = the base form of the verb Put “ed” at the end of the base form. work + ed = worked (simple past)

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Tense (form of the verb) worked = simple past tense form of the verb

Using irregular past tense verbs. : 

Using irregular past tense verbs. Can you write groups of sentences using the irregular past tense?  Use at least 3 irregular verbs from the list in each sentence.

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Example LAST SUMMER:Last summer, I went to Mexico.  I rode horses on a farm.  I spoke Spanish with my friends and ate lots of tacos and tortillas.

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More examples:

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irregular verbs in the simple past tense are very different. No special rules exist to form the past tense for irregular verbs. It is necessary to memorize these verbs. Incorrect:  Bob taked the kids to school yesterday. Correct: Bob took the kids to school yesterday.

Examples of some common irregular past tense verbs: : 

Examples of some common irregular past tense verbs:

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