The truly irregular verbs
Some irregular verbs just won't be categorized. They don't fit into neat little boxes. These are those verbs.
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- Mr David Rhenstrom, can you give me a list of Irregular Verbs?(19 votes)
- Huh? Confused here! Please Help! I don't get it! Can someone explain this and more detail?(10 votes)
- Sure, Ryan!
The verbs featured in this video don't really fit into any of the other categories of irregular verbs (the verbs that still kind of have an -ed ending, even though they're spelled funny; the verbs whose vowel sounds change when their tenses change; and the verbs that take the -en ending). They're the weirdest of the weird, and have rules that only apply to themselves.(33 votes)
- so.... in proper English, is swam the past form of swim, or is swum the past form?(8 votes)
- Swam is used for the simple past tense, swum is the participle in the present perfect and past perfect tense.
I swam yesterday.
I have just swum a kilometer.
I had swum for hours before they rescued me.
So both refer to activities you did in the past, and when there is have/had/has you need swum, and otherwise you use swam. (You cannot say: !"I swum faster than David." It should either be: "I swam faster" or "I have swum faster")(24 votes)
- What is the past tense of met(4 votes)
- "Met" is actually the past tense of "meet." It is irregular.(22 votes)
- Aren't the L's in word "talk", "walk", "calm", "half" and "yolk" silent L?
I think there are more examples of silent L in English.(8 votes)
- I couldn't hear them when I pronounced the words, so I assume that they are, indeed, silent, as is the "L" in "Salmon" (and, in Northern California, in "Almond").(9 votes)
- bet, set, and hurt!
but I guess there are some verbs that are ALL SAME with "past perfect" right?
pre = past = past.p(8 votes)
- Lol. Around0:14you hear lightning, perfect for the theme of these verbs :^)>(8 votes)
- Hold up, "Fled" is not an irregular "ED" verb?(5 votes)
- With said would you also be able to say sayed(4 votes)
- No, the verb
to sayis irregular and
saidis correct for past tense, not sayed.(5 votes)
- Is 'read' also a past = present word?(3 votes)
- Yes, read is the present, the past and the past participate at the same time.(2 votes)
- [Voiceover] Hello grammarians. Welcome to the last and strangest part of the irregular verb, the truly irregular. Yes friends, here I have compiled all the weirdest, all of the wooliest, all the eeriest and spookiest forms of verbs that don't otherwise fall into other categories. So we can't say that they end with a changed -ed, we can't say that they end with an -en, and we can't say that there's a vowel shift. We've already covered those. This is the time for the weird stuff. First up, -ught. Huh, what a strange collection of letters that is to be found in English. So we take a word like teach, and in the past tense it's taught. Likewise, catch becomes caught. And bring becomes brought. Yes, that's really strange. There are only a couple of words that behave that way. It's also pretty weird and pretty rare for there to be a vowel shift from the present to the past, and also a "d" sound. So for example we take the word flee, which means to run away, and in the past it's fled. Likewise in the present, we say say, and in the past, we say said. So that "a" becomes "ai", and the "ee" becomes "e", and it's this weird vowel shift that's also followed up by a "d" sound. There are some words for whom time does not exist. These are verbs for whom the present tense is the same as the past tense. Prepare to have your mind blown. The past tense of bet is bet. The past tense of set is set. The past tense of hurt is hurt. Yeah, it's weird. Finally, there are some helper verbs, or auxiliary verbs called models, that are super weird, and have these properties that aren't repeated anywhere else in English. So present tense can becomes past tense could. I can stand on my head, or I could stand on my head when I was five. May becomes might in the past. Shall becomes should. And will becomes would. And what's super weird about these L's in could, should, or would, is listen to me saying them! You don't pronounce the L's, and this is the only place in English where that silent L shows up. It's so strange! Ah, I love it! These are the irregular verbs. And these, in fact, are the most irregular of the irregular. If you can master these, you will be a grammar champion. And I believe in you because you can learn anything. David, out.