Strong Verbs and Weak Verbs



Strong Verbs and Weak Verbs :



Some verbs form their past tense by merely changing the vowel in the body of the present without adding any ending. Such verbs are called strong verbs. It may be noted that these verbs form their past tense by merely changing the inside vowel of the present tense without having ED or D or T added to the present. Such verbs are called strong verbs as they are able to make their past tense without having anything added.

Note how the past tenses of the following verbs are formed.

Present tense….Past tense

1. begin….began
2. go….went
3. be…. was
4. come….came
5. see….saw
6. speak….spoke
7. write….wrote
8. know….knew

Some verbs form their past tense by adding ED, D or T, to the present with or without any inside vowel change. Such verbs are called weak verbs.

Present tense….Past tense

1. sell….sold
2. bring….brought
3. love….loved
4. move….moved
5. walk….walked
6. laugh….laughed
7. spend….spent
8. catch….caught
9. seek….sought
10. teach….tought

Related Links :

  1. Strong Verbs
  2. Weak Verbs
  3. List of Weak Verbs
  4. Common Verbs
  5. Verbs often Confused
  6. Differences between LAY and LIE
  7. List of Strong Verbs
  8. Past Participles but Adjectives
  9. One Strong Verb and One Weak Verb
  10. A List of Weak Verbs


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