Grammar problems: Irregular verbs which don't change

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English verbs are often a difficulty for students

But, there are some irregular verbs which are easy to memorize and to use, because they don't change form!

For example, both put and set  are irregular verbs which never change form:

Present - put, set Past - put, set, Past participle - put, set

The only changes to remember are to add -s in the third person singular: "He sets the table every day", and the -ing for all progressive (continuous) forms "She is putting her books away", "They were putting the animals outside when the rain started."

Here are some more verbs which never change form:


PresentPastPast Participle
betbetbet
bidbidbid
cutcutcut
hithithit
hurthurthurt
letletlet
quitquitquit
splitsplitsplit
wetwetwet

For example, "He hurts himself when he tries to cut something." (Present)

"He hurt himself yesterday when he tried to cut some bread." (Past)

"Here is a bandage. Where has he hurt himself?" (Past participle - present perfect tense)

Memorize one word and you will know all of the forms!
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