Forming Regular and Irregular Past Tense Correctly
In English, verbs must change to indicate past tense. We have two types of verbs:
regular verbs: Regular verbs follow the rule for past tense, which means that they add "ed" to the end of them. The "ed" ending has three different pronunciations, depending on what sound the verb ends with.
Irregular verbs: Irregular verbs do not follow the rule for forming past tense. These verbs do NOT add "ed" at the end of them. Instead, they either stay the same as the present tense, or change their spelling for the past tense. These verbs must be memorized.
Click on the activity below to review and practice forming regular and irregular past tense verbs.