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       In our lesson on nominalization, we defined the verb as the word that shows action in a sentence.

i.     Peter works in a bank

ii.    Hauwa cooked the food

       In this section, we will consider what irregular verbs are, their various forms, and how you can use them in sentences.

Regular Verbs:

To be able to understand irregular verbs, it is important that we first explain what regular verbs are.

Regular verbs are those verbs that form their past tense and past participle by suffixing ‘d’ or ‘ed’.

Examples:

Present Tense Past TensePast Participle
paste  pastedpasted
taste tastedtasted
kill   killed   killed   
post postedposted

Irregular Verbs:

Irregular verbs are so called because they do not follow a particular rule in forming their past tense and past participle.

Examples:

Present Tense Past TensePast Participle
do  diddone
burn burntburnt
split  split     split  

Forms of the Irregular Verb

There are four types of the irregular verb. They are:

i.     Irregular verbs with three forms: hit, hits, hitting

ii.    Irregular verbs with four forms: come, comes, coming, came

iii.   Irregular verbs with five forms: eat, eats, eating, ate, eaten

iv.   The verb ‘be’ has eight forms: am, be, is, are, was, were, being, been.

We will discuss these various forms in the next lesson

References:
1. Oral English Without Tears by I. Udoka
2. New Oxford Secondary  English Course for SSI by Ayo Banjo et al
3. Intensive English for SSS I by B. O. Oluikpe et al

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