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Questions with Did (past tense)
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The Future Perfect Tense
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The Eight Parts of Speech
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English Verb Tenses
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Irregular Verbs: Be / Do / Have
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Yellow Level Review, Part 2

Past Participles

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Past Participles

There are three main uses for past participles in English:

1. Perfect Tenses - I have broken my arm.

2. Adjectives: My window is broken.

3. The Passive Voice: My window was broken by that boy with the rock. (Learn about the passive voice in the Green Level.)

Don't confuse the past participle with the present participle or continuous form: breaking

 

 

Understanding how the past participle works and remembering how to conjugate irregular verbs will improve your English.

Regular verbs are easy to remember. Just add "ed"

work / worked / worked

Remember that the past tense and the past participle for regular verbs are the same: worked / worked

Irregular verbs must be remembered. See the table below. Click here for a printer friendly verstion. The best way to remember these verbs is to write them out by hand in your noteboook.

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Irregular Verbs

Simple
Past
Past Participle
be was/were been
become became become
begin began begun
blow blew blown
break broke broken
build built built
buy bought bought
catch caught caught
come came come
cost cost cost
cut cut cut
do did done
drink drank drunk
drive drove driven
eat ate eaten
feel felt felt
find found found
fly flew flown
forget forgot forgotten
freeze froze frozen
get got gotten
give gave given
go went gone
have had had
hear heard heard
hit hit hit
hold held held
hurt hurt hurt
keep kept kept
know knew known
lay laid laid
lead led led
leave left left
lend lent lent
let let let
lie lied lied
lose lost lost
make made made
meet met met
pay paid paid
put put put
read read read
ride rode ridden
ring rang rung
run ran run
say said said
see saw seen
sell sold sold
send sent sent
show showed shown
sit sat sat
sleep slept slept
speak spoke spoken
spend spent spent
stand stood stood
swim swam swum
take took taken
teach taught taught
tell told told
think thought thought
throw threw thrown
understand understood understood
wear wore worn
win won won
write wrote written

Here's a video I made for irregular past participles.

Pronunciation practice here is important.

 

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