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Note 57 – Regular and irregular verbs

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – If you would prefer to dive straight into note 57, then please read on…


The Pocket Writer’s Handbook explains that verbs are called regular if they conform to the regular pattern i.e.  “it’s past tense and past participle are formed by adding –ed to the base form.”

Base form of the Verb: To look

Present tense – look

Past tense/past participle – looked


The Pocket Writer’s Handbook also explains that verbs are called irregular “if they do not follow the standard pattern of adding -ed to the base form.”  Please see example below:

Base form of the Verb: To find

Present tense – find

Past tense/past participle – found (no -ed at the end)

Coming up tomorrow

Tomorrow I am going to blog about present and past participles.  I was going to blog about them today, but everything I read mentioned regular and irregular verbs, so I thought I’d blog about those first.

Hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend.  It’s been very hot here today.

Until tomorrow…


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Pocket Writer’s Handbook (Penguin Reference Library), Martin Manser and Stephen Curtis


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Please let me know what you think of my blog - constructive comments welcome. Have a great day Sandra Freelance Writer


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