Irregular Verbs

Regular verbs and irregular verbs are used with auxiliaries to form different tenses.

 

Base form Past tense Past participle
be
begin
break
bring
buy
build
choose
come
cost
cut
do
draw
drive
eat
feel
find
get
give
go
have
hear
hold
keep
know
leave
lead
let
lie
lose
make
mean
meet
pay
put
run
say
see
sell
send
set
sit
speak
spend
stand
take
teach
tell
think
understand
wear
win
write
was/were
began
broke
brought
bought
built
chose
came
cost
cut
did
drew
drove
ate
felt
found
got
gave
went
had
heard
held
kept
knew
left
led
let
lay
lost
made
meant
met
paid
put
ran
said
saw
sold
sent
set
sat
spoke
spent
stood
took
taught
told
thought
understood
wore
won
wrote
been
begun
broken
brought
bought
built
chosen
come
cost
cut
done
drawn
driven
eaten
felt
found
got
given
gone
had
heard
held
kept
known
left
led
let
lain
lost
made
meant
met
paid
put
run
said
seen
sold
sent
set
sat
spoken
spent
stood
taken
taught
told
thought
understood
worn
won
written

 

Source: British Council

Sentence Fragments

A complete sentence has three components:

        1. a subject (the actor in the sentence)
        2. a predicate (the verb or action), and
        3. a complete thought (it can stand alone and make sense—it’s independent).

 

 

 

 

There are five basic patterns around which most English sentences are built.  Other elements can be added to make a sentence more interesting, but they are not essential to its formation.

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Five basic patterns with sentence examples

S-V Subject-Verb John sleeps.
Jill is eating.
Jack will arrive next week.
S-V-O Subject-Verb-Object I like rice.
She loves her job.
He’s eating an orange.
S-V-Adj Subject-Verb-Adjective He is funny.
The workers are lazy.
Karen seems angry.
S-V-Adv Subject-Verb-Adverb Jim is here.
Flowers are everywhere.
No one was there.
S-V-N Subject-Verb-Noun She is my mom.
The men are doctors.
Mr. Jones is the teacher.

 

You can use this sentence generator to help you study different types of sentences.

This Fragments and Run-ons handout will show you how to identify and repair sentence fragments and run-on sentences.