Principal Parts of A Verb

Principal Parts of A Verb :

In addition to their basic forms, English verbs have four other forms. The other principle parts may be listed in English language dictionaries according to their irregularity. In this website, we provide the other four principal parts for all verbs in an order.

In the case of the verb ACCEPT,

Accepts : the third person singular present tense
Accepting : the present participle or ING form
Accepted : the past tense or ED form
Accepted : the past participle

The third person singular present (the HE, SHE or IT) form is made by adding S or ES to the simple fotrm.

He accepts.
She accepts.
It accepts.

Since this change is not difficult for the native speakers, the form is included in dictionaries only when the correct spelling is not obvious.

The present participle or ING form also poses little problem for the native speakers and it too rarely occurs in dictionaries.

The simple past is usually formed by adding to the basic form ED after a consonant and D after a vowel. Verbs that form their past tense in this way are considered regular verbs

The past participle for regular verbs and the past tense for regular verbs are the one and the same. Some English verbs have alternate forms for the past tense and/or the past participle.


  1. The Verb
  2. The Auxiliary Verbs
  3. Subject-Verb Agreement - 1
  4. Subject-Verb Agreement - 2
  5. The English Verb
  6. Basic Form of The Verb
  7. Principal Parts of A Verb
  8. Non-finite Form of The Verb
  9. The Intensive Forms of English Verbs
  10. Verbal Idioms
  11. Confusing Verbs
  12. Agreement of The Verb with The Subject
  13. Sentences with Agreement of The Verb with The Subject
  14. Two Auxiliaries with One Principal Verb
  15. One Auxiliary with Two Principal Verbs
  16. Words Used as Verbs
  17. Intransitive Verb of Complete Predication
  18. Intransitive Verb of Incomplete Predication
  19. Defective Verbs
  20. Strong Verbs
  21. Tests of A Strong Verb
  22. Wholly Strong Strong Verbs
  23. Partly Strong Strong Verbs
  24. List of Strong Verbs
  25. Weak Verbs
  26. Tests of A Weak Verb
  27. List of Weak Verbs
  28. Mixed Verbs
  29. Strong Verbs Becoming Partly Weak Verbs

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