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Irregular Verbs

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Present be become begin blow break bring build burst buy catch choose come cut deal do drink drive eat fall feed feel fight find fly forbid forget forgive freeze get give go grow have hear hide hold hurt keep know lay lead leave let lie lose make

Past was, were became began blew broke brought built burst bought caught chose came cut dealt did drank drove ate fell fed felt fought found flew forbade forgot forgave froze got gave went grew had heard hid held hurt kept knew laid led left let lay lost made

Past Participle been become begun blown broken brought built burst bought caught chosen come cut dealt done drunk driven eaten fallen fed felt fought found flown forbidden forgotten forgiven frozen gotten given gone grown had heard hidden held hurt kept known laid led left let lain lost made

. place) Past I lied to my mother. Let's set the table before we sit down to rest. lying (to recline) lay. He has lain in the grass. the soldier lay down to sleep. She has set her books on my desk again. Past Participle I have lied under oath. lying (to tell a falsehood) lie. I laid the baby in her cradle. Will you lay out my clothes while I lie down to rest? SIT versus SET Present sit (to be seated or come to resting position) set (to put or place) Past I sat in my favorite chair. I set my glass on the table. After laying down his weapon. We have laid the dishes on the table. laying (to put. Past Participle You have sat there for three hours. I lay on the bed because I was tired.meet pay quit read ride ring rise run say see seek sell send shake shine sing sit sleep speak spend spring stand steal swim swing take teach tear tell think throw understand wake wear win write met paid quit read rode rang rose ran said saw sought sold sent shook shone sang sat slept spoke spent sprang stood stole swam swung took taught tore told thought threw understood woke (waked) wore won wrote met paid quit read ridden rung risen run said seen sought sold sent shaken shone sung sat slept spoken spent sprung stood stolen swum swung taken taught torn told thought thrown understood woken (waked) worn won written LIE versus LAY Present lie.

english.purdue.purdue. including printing and distributing our handouts.html to find the right person to call or email.edu/handouts/print/esl/eslirrverb. . available at http://owl. They raised their hands because they I have raised the curtain many knew the answer.html.english. The following information must remain intact on every handout printed for distribution. Past Participle He has risen to a position of power. times. All rights reserved.purdue.html Copyright ©1995-2002 by OWL at Purdue University and Purdue University.english. please visit our contact information page at http://owl. This page is located at http://owl. Use of this site.edu/lab/contact. constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use. To contact OWL.RISE versus RAISE Present rise (steady or customary upward movement) raise (to cause to rise) Past The balloon rose into the air. The boy raised the flag just before the sun rose.edu/lab/fairuse.