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Regular verbs
 
Regular verbs are verbs in which the past tense is formed by adding d or ed at the end of the verb. The future tense is formed by adding shall or will to the present tense of a verb.
 
Examples:
  • I call my brother every day. (present tense of the verb call)
  • I called my sister yesterday. (past tense of the verb call)
  • I will call my mother tomorrow. (future tense of the verb call)
 
The third person singular form of regular verbs adds an ‘s’ to the present tense.
 
Examples:
 
  • Peter calls home often. (third person singular require an s)
  • David plays football. (third person singular require an s)
  • Abi chooses to take the bus to school. (third person singular require s)

Regular Verbs in sentences

  • Ask your mother if you can go to the movies with me.
  • Jennifer asked her mother if she could go to the movies.
  • You’ll learn about regular verbs in English class.
  • Have you already learned about regular verbs?
  • Let’s walk around the block.
  • We walked around the block.
  • Move the chair over here, please.
  • Michael moved the chair over there.
  • Work on your math homework before you come to dinner.
  • Sarah worked on her math homework before dinner.
  • To score points, you have to kick the ball over the goal post.
  • James kicked the ball over the goal post and scored points for his team.
 
As you can see recognizing a regular verb is really is a simple matter. If you can add the ending d or ed to the word to make the past tense, then the verb is the regular verb!
 
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