Irregular verbs – very strange!

With easy verbs, you add -ed to the end for past tense.  Those are called regular verbs.

Irregular means “not regular“.  They are strange, and we have a lot of them.

My favorite teacher, Ronnie, has a good lesson. She explains that there are three types of these verbs. That helps make it easier!

She also has this nice list to study.

 

She mentions some special kinds of past. To learn more, see the lessons about past perfects and past participle.

More grammar!!! The past BEFORE the past

We will go back in time…       🕔  ➜   🕒
Now we are in the past.  We will call it Past Simple.  Simple means easy.


Now, let’s go far, far back in time…     🕔  ➜  🕒  ➜  🕐
When you go FAR back in time, it is called Past Perfect.
Why? 🤔  I do not know. 🙄

Do not worry about the names.  How do you talk about the past and FAR past in one sentence?
This video will help!

I could use Past Simple twice (saw and watched), and say

I saw many bad lessons, and then I watched this video.

This makes me think more about this good video.

Now you can make a sentence like this.  The red is Past Perfect (had seen):

By the time I saw this video, I had already seen many bad lessons.

This makes me think more about the bad lessons.


More examples

  1. We sat at the table to eat, but my friend had eaten all the food!
    This means there was no food when we sat down! 
  2. We sat at the table to eat, but my friend ate all the food! 
    This is Past Simple.  It mean that we sat, and THEN my friend ate the food. 
  3. I called my new friend.  I had spoken to him before, but this time, he seemed sad.  

 

Grammar alert! -ing verbs

I am warning you! ⚠️This lesson is about grammar. 🤓
It is about –ing verbs.

Are you sleeping? 😴  I hope not!

Please watch the video.   Will you be watching it in 2 minutes?  I hope so!
Will you be watching it in 10 minutes?  No!  It will be finished.  But you can try Ronnie’s test!

You will learn a new word:  Continuous.  It is an adjective. It means “it does not stop… it goes, and goes, and goes”.  It is like the verb continue.  Continue means Do Not Stop.