What Are Regular Verbs?
Regular verbs are verbs that follow a predictable pattern in their conjugation. This means that when you add the suffix “-ed” to the base form of the verb, you can create both the past tense and the past participle. For example, the base form of the verb “walk” becomes “walked” in the past tense and “walked” in the past participle.
Regular verbs can be contrasted with irregular verbs, which do not follow a predictable pattern in their conjugation. Irregular verbs must be memorized individually, as the past tense and past participle forms do not follow a set pattern.
How Are Regular Verbs Used?
Regular verbs are used to describe actions that occurred in the past, present, or future. In the past tense, regular verbs describe actions that have already happened. In the present tense, regular verbs describe actions that are currently happening. In the future tense, regular verbs describe actions that will happen at a later time.
Regular verbs are also used to form various verb tenses, including the simple past, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect. These tenses allow us to describe actions in different ways, depending on when they occurred or will occur.
Examples of Regular Verbs
Here are some examples of regular verbs, in their base form, past tense, and past participle forms:
- Walk, walked, walked
- Talk, talked, talked
- Play, played, played
- Watch, watched, watched
- Learn, learned, learned