IRREGULAR VERB FORMS THAT ARE THE SAME IN PRESENT, PAST AND PRESENT PERFECT
||bet||bet ||bet |
|cast ||cast ||cast|
|cost ||cost ||cost|
|cut ||cut ||cut |
|hurt ||hurt ||hurt|
|let (allow) ||let ||let|
|quit ||quit ||quit|
|set ||set ||set|
|shed ||shed||shed |
|shut ||shut ||shut||spread ||spread||spread |
Use the past tense form of the verb
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- in affirmative statements:
- She saw the movie and she liked it.
- in questions when the question word (who, what, how much/many, which) is the subject:
- Who saw the accident? What happened exactly? How many people went to hospital?
- in all cases (affirmative, negative, interrogative) with the verb "TO BE"
- -- Were you and Bob at the party?
-- I was there, but bob wasn't.
Use the base form of the verb (the infinitive without "to)
- to form the present tense of most verbs (see quizzes on Present Tense)
- when you use the auxiliary verbs 'do,' 'does,' 'did' to form questions and negatives in the past and present tenses:
- She has a cat but she doesn't have a dog
- -- Did you have fun?
-- Yes, I had a lot of fun.
- -- No, I didn't have fun.
the past participle
to form the present perfect tense ( I have seen, done, taken, etc.
) and passives ( It was seen, done, taken, etc.
(See quizzes on Present Perfect and Passives)