Today in this article we shall discuss with you about English topic Regular Verbs in detail. In the earlier post you have read about the Short Vowel Words Short Vowel Sounds in detail.
Here is a List of 300+ Useful Regular Verbs in English given as under-
When constructing a sentence, it is important to know at what tense you are doing it; in this sense, it is essential to understand how to conjugate verbs well. In English, we have two types of verbs, irregular verbs, whose conjugation does not obey any grammar rule, and regular verbs, which are always conjugated with specific regulations. Today, we will show you the rules that you must consider to conjugate them correctly.
Regular Verbs Definition-
“Regular verbs are those that do not modify their stem when they are conjugated.”
What does that mean?
This means that we only have to add “ed” or “d” to regular verbs to make them past or past participle. Yes, the past simple and the past participle of these verbs are the same.
To conjugate regular verbs well, you have to take into account the following information:
No.-1.As a general rule, we add “ed” to regular English verbs to make them past. However, if the verb ends in “e,” we are only going to add a “d” to it.
visit → visited
work → worked
bake → baked
No.-2. End of the verb in consonant + “y,” we are going to change that “y” for an “i,” and we will add “ed.”
study → studied
apply → applied
dry → dried
No.-3. End of the verb in vowel + “y,” we will only add “ed” to the verb.
enjoy → enjoyed
play → played
destroy → destroyed
No.-4. If the verb only has one syllable and the last three letters of the verb follow the pattern “consonant + vowel + consonant,” we will double the final consonant and add “ed.”
ban → banned
mop → mopped
trap → trapped
IMPORTANT! Please do not duplicate the following letters when they appear at the end of the verb: h, j, q, v, w, x, y.
No.-5. A verb with two syllables and the voice’s force falls on the second syllable; we will double the last consonant and add “ed.”
Permit → permitted
commit → committed
compel → compelled
The ending “ed” in regular English verbs can be pronounced in three different ways. To better understand these pronunciation rules, we are going to use our hands and throat.
No.-1. If the pronunciation of regular verbs ends with “-t” or “-d,” the ending “-ed” will be pronounced as /-id /.
No.-2. If we use our voice to pronounce the last sound of the verb, the ending “-ed” will sound like a /-d /.
The most common voiced consonants in English are: / b /, / g /, / z /, / v /, / m /, / n /, / l /, / s /, / w /, / y /, / r /. They are sonorous because we use our voice to articulate them. If you touch your throat when saying them out loud, you will feel your vocal chords vibrate.
Remember, every time we use our voice to pronounce the last sound of the verb, the ending “-ed” will sound like a /-d /. Shall we do a little exercise? Let’s use the verb “beg.” Say “begggggg” out loud and touch your throat. Isn’t it true that your throat vibrates a little? Since the / g / sound is voiced, “begged” is pronounced with a /-d / at the end.
No.-3. If we don’t use our voice to pronounce the last sound of the verb, the ending “-ed” will sound like a /-t /.
We do not use our voice when pronouncing some consonants. Which? We do not use our voice when pronouncing voiceless consonants. If you touch your throat when pronouncing them, you will find that your vocal cords do not vibrate. The voiceless consonants of English are: / p /, / s /, / f /, / k /, / h /, / sh /, / ch /, / gh /, / th /, / ss /, / c /, / x /.
Ready for one last exercise? Read the following verbs and touch your throat (sniffed, helped). Your vocal cords will not vibrate when you pronounce the final sound of the verb. Since our vocal cords do not vibrate when pronouncing the last sound of previous verbs, we pronounce the past tense of such verbs with a /-t / at the end.
List of Most Used Regular Verbs –
BASE FORM SIMPLE PAST/ PAST PARTICIPLE
Back (up) Backed (up)
Bog down Bogged down
Hush (up) Hushed (up)
Mix (up) Mixed (up)
Piss (off) Pissed (off)