READ: past tense

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“Read” is one of the most necessary and commonly used verbs in the English language that you simply cannot live without. Below we explore its past tense usage. The verb “read” is one of the so-called irregular verbs that we have to memorize. Fortunately, all the forms of this verb are exactly the same. READ… Continue reading READ: past tense

Past tens: TAKE

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The verb “take” is one of the most commonly used verbs in the English language. Today we will show you how to use this word correctly. Irregular verb forms need to be memorized, and unfortunately the verb “take” is one of those irregular verbs. TAKE verb forms Infinitive Past Tense Past Participle Take /teɪk/ Took… Continue reading Past tens: TAKE

DO vs DOES – the difference between DO and DOES

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Difference between DO and DOES

The difference between DO and DOES can be tricky, especially for beginners. The verb ‘to do’ is used in multiple ways in English and as such can be easily used wrong. Let’s have a look at specific examples of how to use it correctly and what the difference between DO and DOES is (DO vs DOES). Continue reading DO vs DOES – the difference between DO and DOES

Dove or Dived – what is correct and how to use it

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In our database, you can find the irregular verb ‘dive’ and we also prepared this simple image and PDF: This verb has both an irregular and regular form. You can use both and both are correct. Speakers in North America use dove while the British seem to prefer dived. “Dived” is the traditional past tense… Continue reading Dove or Dived – what is correct and how to use it

Spelled or Spelt – what is correct and how to use it

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In our database, you can find the irregular verb ‘spell’ and we also prepared this simple image and PDF: This verb has both an irregular and regular form. You can use both and both are correct. Speakers in North America and Canada use spelled while the rest of the English-speaking world seems to prefer spelt… Continue reading Spelled or Spelt – what is correct and how to use it

Spilt or Spilled – what is correct and how to use it

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In our database, you can find the irregular verb ‘spill’ and we also prepared this simple image and PDF: This verb has both an irregular and regular form. You can use both and both are correct. Speakers in North America and Canada use spilled while the rest of the English-speaking world seems to prefer spilt. Spilt and Spilled are also adjectives. A very… Continue reading Spilt or Spilled – what is correct and how to use it

Learnt or Learned – what is correct and how to use it

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In our database, you can find the irregular verb ‘learn’ and we also prepared this simple image and PDF: This verb has both an irregular and regular form. You can use both and both are correct. Speakers in North America and Canada use learned while the rest of the English-speaking world seems to prefer learnt. Learned… Continue reading Learnt or Learned – what is correct and how to use it

Smelt or Smelled – what is correct and how to use it

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In our database, you can find the irregular verb ‘smell’ in these forms: It has both an irregular and regular form. You can use both and both are correct. Brits use smelled and smelt interchangeably, but speakers in North America rarely use smelt. But which is the most used one? Let´s look at Google Ngram… Continue reading Smelt or Smelled – what is correct and how to use it

Strived or Strove – what is correct and how to use it

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In our database, you can find the irregular verb ‘strive’ in these forms: It has both an irregular and regular form. You can use both and both are correct. But which is the most used one? Let´s look at Google Ngram Viewer tool which displays a graph showing how phrases have occurred in a corpus… Continue reading Strived or Strove – what is correct and how to use it

Unregular verbs and Irregular verbs

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Sometimes people use term ‘Unregular’ verbs although the term ‘Irregular’ verbs is correct. But the term “unregular” exists and means “not regular”. See Wiki or Lexico. Opposite for the term “Irregular verb” is “Regular verb”. A regular verb is any verb whose conjugation follows the typical pattern, or one of the typical patterns, of the language to which it belongs. A… Continue reading Unregular verbs and Irregular verbs