Strong verbs and Weak verbs

STRONG VERBS;

A verb which forms its past tense by a change in the main vowel of the present tense and without the addition of any ending (like t, d, or ed) is called a strong verb

There are two kinds of strong verbs

1)    Those that form the past participle by the addition of n, en or ne.
2)    Those that form the past participle without any such addition.

WEAK VERBS;

There are different kinds of weak verbs.

1) Verbs which form the past tense by adding -d, -ed or -t to the present, with no change in the vowel sound. Most verbs in the language belong to this category.
Love (present), loved (past), loved (past participle)
Hate (present), hated (past), hated (past participle)
Dislike (present), disliked (past), disliked (past participle)

2. Verbs which add -d or -t and also change the vowel sound:
Creep, crept, crept
Tell, told, tol
Say, said, aid
Keep, kep, kept

3. Verbs which end in -d or -t and simply shorten their vowel sound in the past tense:
Feed, fed, fed
Breed, bred, bred
Meet, met, met
Shoot, shot, shot

4. Verbs which have all the three forms alike:
Bet, bet, bet
Hit, hit, hit
Set, set, set
Put, put, put


Summary

STRONG VERBS;

A verb which forms its past tense by a change in the main vowel of the present tense and without the addition of any ending (like t, d, or ed) is called a strong verb

There are two kinds of strong verbs

1)    Those that form the past participle by the addition of n, en or ne.
2)    Those that form the past participle without any such addition.

WEAK VERBS;

There are different kinds of weak verbs.

1) Verbs which form the past tense by adding -d, -ed or -t to the present, with no change in the vowel sound. Most verbs in the language belong to this category.
Love (present), loved (past), loved (past participle)
Hate (present), hated (past), hated (past participle)
Dislike (present), disliked (past), disliked (past participle)

2. Verbs which add -d or -t and also change the vowel sound:
Creep, crept, crept
Tell, told, tol
Say, said, aid
Keep, kep, kept

3. Verbs which end in -d or -t and simply shorten their vowel sound in the past tense:
Feed, fed, fed
Breed, bred, bred
Meet, met, met
Shoot, shot, shot

4. Verbs which have all the three forms alike:
Bet, bet, bet
Hit, hit, hit
Set, set, set
Put, put, put


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