In the previous quizzes on verbs we have seen that verbs are of different types and follow classifications. Among the different types and classifications of verbs, REGULAR and IRREGULAR verbs play an important role in sentence formation. We have also seen how verbs change when the singular or plural form is used or the tense changes. This quiz looks at the simple past forms of verbs.
Most verbs have two past forms, namely SIMPLE PAST and PAST PARTICIPLE. For instance, the verb JUMP can be changed to its simple past form by adding ED. Thus the simple past form of JUMP is JUMPED. If a verb ends in E, then only D is added (LIVE becomes LIVED for example) and verbs which end in Y can be changed by adding IED (CRY becomes CRIED after removing the last letter Y and adding IED).
Verbs whose past form is changed by adding D, ED or IED are called Regular Verbs. However, there are exceptions to any rule or convention and English is no different! Not all words ending in Y will have similar past forms. In the case of the verb ANNOY the past form is ANNOYED. Since we have regular verbs it is natural to have irregular verbs. Thus, you will find that not all verbs follow the rules followed by regular verbs and such verbs are known as irregular verbs.
Irregular verbs also fall into several categories such as the ones that change form uniquely and the ones that do not change at all. Some verbs, such as CUT, do not change when used in the past form, and others, like the verb FLY (which has FLEW as its past form) have different forms altogether. Another example of irregular verb is HANG whose past form is HUNG. In the quiz that follows see how many of these verbs you can find.