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Regular Verbs

Today in the classroom you are going to learn about regular verbs an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Regular Verbs

Definition of a regular verb.
  • A regular verb:
  • also known as a weak verb
  • takes "ed", "d", or "t" to form the simple past and past participle
  • When a regular verb ends in "y", change the "y" to "i" (in many cases you should also double the end consonant before adding "ed")
  • The past participle of a regular verb is usually identical to the past form, while the past participle of an irregular verb is often different
Regular Verb Examples
  • She talked the entire night.
  • They walked around the park.
  • The following words are regular verbs
  • regular verb base form - simple past - past participle
  • talk - talked - talked
  • walk - walked - walked
Fun Easy English Grammar Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Regular Verbs

This is a pretty easy concept in American English grammar. Usually students learn regular verbs at the beginning of their English language studies.
 
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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Advanced Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 13 - Calling for Help
(Advanced - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Calling for Help

PETER: Hey! That car just ran a red light and hit that truck!

GAIL: Is anyone hurt?

PETER: I don’t know … let’s call 911. … Hello? I’d like to report a car accident near the post office on Charles Street. It looks like a man is hurt. Yes, it just happened. OK, thanks. Bye.

GAIL: What did they say?

PETER: They’re going to send an ambulance and a police car right away.

GAIL: Good, they’re here. I hope the man is OK.

PETER: I know. You have to be so careful when you’re driving.
Conversation Notes
  • Hey! This expression is used to show surprise. Notice how That car just ran a red light and hit that truck! is said with a lot of energy.
  • Is anyone hurt? This is a yes/no question, so the intonation rises at the end. Notice how this question is asked in a worried way.
  • 911 is the phone number you dial for emergency services. The person who answers will ask you questions about the emergency situation and then send out the necessary emergency services, which may include police officers, firefighters and an ambulance.
  • I’d like to report a car accident near the post office on Charles Street. Notice how the key words “car accident,” “post office” and “Charles Street” are stressed. These are the important details that the emergency services need.
  • It just happened is a way of saying “It happened a moment ago.” Notice the stress on “just,” which emphasizes that the accident happened very, very recently.
  • What did they say? Notice how “say” is emphasized, but the intonation falls at the end of the word. This is a “what” question, so the intonation falls at the end.
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Additional Conversation
Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

This is a collection of 36 situational conversations which focus on spoken American English in a relatively natural way....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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