Irregular Verbs Spreadsheets

All 4 Principal Parts Different

 IRREGULAR VERBS  All 4 Principal Parts Different Part 1                              . 
 PresentPresent ParticiplePastPast Participle  
1.arisearisingarosearisen  
2.awake     
3.be     
4.bear     
5.begin     
6.bite     
7.blow     
8.break     
9.choose     
10.do     
11.draw     
12.drink     
13.drive     
14.dwell     
15.eat     
16.fall     
17.fly     
18.forbid     
19.forget     
20.forgive     
21.forsake     
22.freeze     
23.get     
24.give     
25.go     
26.grow     
27.hide     
28.know     
29.lie     
30.mow     
31.prove     
32.ride     
33.ring     
34.rise     
       
       
            IRREGULAR VERBS              All 4 principal parts different                          Part 2 
 PresentPresent ParticiplePastPast Participle 
35.saw (cut boards)    
36.see    
37.sew    
38.shake    
39.show    
40.shrink    
41.sink    
42.sing    
43.slay    
44.sow    
45.speak    
46.spring    
47.steal    
48.stink    
49.stride    
50.strive    
51.swear    
52.swell    
53.swim    
54.take    
55.tear    
56.throw    
57.tread    
58.wake    
59.wear    
60.weave    
61.write    
 IRREGULAR VERBSSame Past & Past Participle3 Forms—chart 3    
 PresentPresent ParticiplePast/Past Participle
62.bendbendingbent
63.bind  
64.bleed  
65.breed  
66.bring  
67.build  
68.burn*  
69.buy  
70.catch  
71.cling  
72.creep  
73.deal  
74.dig  
75.dive**  
76.dream*  
77.feed  
78.feel  
79.fight  
80.find  
81.flee  
82.fling  
83.fly  
84.grind  
85.hang*  
86.have  
87.hear  
88.hold  
89.keep  
90.kneel*  
91.lay  
92.lead  
93.leave  
94.lend  
95.light  
96.lose  
97.make  
98.mean  
99.meet  
100.pay  
101.say  
102.seek  
 IRREGULAR VERBSSame Past/Past Participle3 forms:  Part 2—chart 4        
 PresentPresent ParticiplePast/Past Participle
103.sell  
104.send  
105.shine  
106.shoot  
107.sit  
108sleep  
109.sling  
110.speed  
111.spend  
112.spill  
113.spin  
114.spit  
115.spoil*  
116.stand  
117.stick  
118.sting  
119.strike**  
120.string  
121.sweep  
122.swing  
123.teach  
124.tell  
125.think  
126.understand  
127.weep  
128.win  
129.wind  
130.wring  

Note:  * = There are two spellings for the past and past participle of these words.

   
 IRREGULAR VERBSOnly 2 Forms—chart 5
 Present/Past/Past ParticiplePresent Participle
131.betbetting
132.bid 
133.burst 
134.cast 
135.cost 
136.cut 
137.hit 
138.hurt 
139.fit 
140.let 
141.put 
142.quit 
143.read* 
144.rid 
145.set 
146.shed 
147.shut 
148.slit 
149.split 
150.spread 
151.thrust 
152.wet 

Note:  The word, “read,” appears to have only two forms visually, so it’s listed in this chart. Actually, “read,” has three different sounds in its principal parts because read has a long “e” in the present and a short “e” in the past

 Very Irregular Verbs!Same Present and Past Participle 3 Forms— chart 6
 PresentPresent ParticiplePastPast Participle
153.becomebecomingbecamebecome
154.come   
155.run   
 Extremely Irregular Verb!!Same Present and Past  
 PresentPresent ParticiplePastPast Participle
156.beat   

Remedial English Meets Stand-Up Comedy

  Originally a Presentation at a Downtown Tyler Arts Event: Precursor to Tyler Spoken Word

I decided to go through my Developmental English textbook and look for funny model sentences. Textbook engagement is one of the major concerns in that industry. Most of these model sentences are from the grammar chapter. I’ll lead into them by mentioning a category first. Well after this talk, I realized that the textbook engagement aspect of amusing model sentences would add to my sustainability in composition stance.

Three sentences are accounts of rare physical humor in the classroom. Very early in the semester, I’d say, “The teacher threw an eraser over the students’ heads,” while I was explaining the prepositions as usually about space and often beginning with the letters, “a, b, o, u, or t.” Yes, I really threw an eraser. Now let’s talk about fragments. “I type,” is a very short sentence: subject, verb, and complete thought. However, “Drives to the basket after a fake in the opposite direction,” is a very long fragment that’s missing a subject. Of course, I demonstrated my move for the class. How about a very forceful imperative sentence? “Watch out for that pit bull hiding behind the car on the front porch.” That led to a successful titanium hip replacement after slipping on wet grass but no pit bull bite, as the beast was on a chain.

I’ve been known to make health-related and pet-love jokes. “Finally, (comma) I can walk up the stairs without wheezing,” illustrates a comma after an introductory word. I have had two phases of hording cats. Once I was able to make a pro-cat remark and salute Whitney Houston: “He has found the greatest joy of all—(dash) to have a pack of red cats.” That dash prevented an added-detail fragment. Here’s an actual happy cat family event, “I gave my male cat, Dat, a compliment (not complement) for letting the three female cats eat first (Smoky, Ms. Kwame, and Lupita). That sentence was from a Commonly Confused Word chapter section.

I have proposed an all-new acronym for the coordinating conjunctions because FANBOYS paints a very disturbing picture in my mind that involves a monarch and far from role model activity on the part of youth. So I’m offering FABSONY as a new way to remember the coordinating conjunctions–for, and, but, so, or, nor, and yet—while saluting a fine Japanese radio/TV company and its founder, Akio Morita. By the way, I read his biography, Made in Japan, back in the Nineties.

It can be fun to acknowledge the generation gap. “I can’t understand why so many young people wear loose jeans (two “o’s” not one), and why bell-bottoms and flares haven’t made a comeback.” ((More from the Commonly Confused word chapter section). On another note, make a joke about teachers usually being more bookish than students, “Searching through the websites, the instructor tried to find something exciting or at least tolerable for his students.” That shows the use of a comma after an introductory phrase.

Hinting at strictness when it comes to passing or not is prudent, whether through teacher talk or the teacher’s book. Some students (and maybe some administrators) think a jolly teacher might pass anyone. One of my early statements in the semester was “Just because I may laugh with y’all and try to be funny doesn’t mean I won’t do the same thing next semester when I see you if you do bad on tests and don’t turn in essays or do poorly on them. The instructors for the higher level classes are next door to me, so I don’t want to risk hearing them complain about a backwards student.” Awareness of mischief is good too. In an irregular verb quiz section of a multiple-choice quarterly exam, I once gloated,”Somebody stole the answer key from my office, so I changed the order of the answers–ha, ha!” True or False? True on both counts!

Let students know what your pet peeve is in grammar since that could be extra memorable. I can’t stand apostrophe splices! Don’t use an apostrophe with a singular noun that doesn’t show possession. Years later, I saw a funny picture on a Facebook grammar site that had the caption, “Every time you use an apostrophe + “s” to make a noun plural, a puppy dies.” I get funny with pictures too for a Flickr photo of a Jolly Roger flag is next to statement, “Look at the lovely lady’s.” Look at what of hers? Wait, you want me to look at a photo of three ladies. Don’t use an apostrophe with a third-person singular verb; that’s even worse. A Flickr photo of unique sign shows rotating saws with the caption, “Don’t feed body parts into adjacent counter-rotating rollers,” goes next to that model sentence. You can only get that zany once per chapter or maybe once per book, so pick your pet peeve wisely. A comma to prevent confusion can be very important, “Let’s eat, Helen.” Without a comma in that sentence, the author could be suggesting cannibalism!

Let’s talk about dealing with African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) because it’s a Developmental English/Writing textbook. Ebonics is not a proper term because it implies a completely separate language. Irregular verbs and subject-verb agreement seem to be the most likely place for this slang or dialect. Check out these false statements on True-False test on irregular verbs. “I’m gone to the house. She being silly again. This exam is so throwed, I’m glad to be taking it.” Now don’t get the wrong idea. In a subject-verb agreement quiz I confessed, “Internet sites, and not Mom, reveal that Black Irish were mixed: African-American and White, thereby explaining Grandmother Charlcye Elrod’s resemblance to actress, Josephine Baker.”

Do you have a controversial hero, or do you still enjoy some of his or her old writings? What if you have a redneck teacher who could give you a lower grade just because (s) he got mad? There’s a way you can quote somebody and not give their name. Preface or conclude the quote with a phrase like, “A prominent thinker once said, ‘Let’s look at a great quote from the Keynote Address at the 2001 Hip Hop Summit in New York City, “Every time you use your rap song against another rapper and the magazines publish your words, the people you love then turn on the people you have spoken against. (With) leadership comes responsibility. You did not ask for it. It is imposed on you, but now you have to accept responsibility that you have never accepted.'” That was from the Keynote Address at the 2001 Hip Hop Summit in New York City. Then I have a picture of Russell Simmons to go with that quote. He was the organizer, and everybody (used to) like him (2018 note). So I was just able to get away with quoting Minister Louis Farrakhan and not get in severe trouble (big laugh ensues).

Here’s a goodie from early in the Persuasive chapter, “If you give your Valentine a Tupperware full of chocolate mints chiefly because you like to have containers for leftovers, then your persuasive strategy in love would be….(Predicting Results).” It’s good to quote a joke from somewhere else. In a chapter section on developing your vocabulary, I quoted Frank Burns (played by Larry Linville) from M*A*S*H when he said, “It’s nice to be nice to the nice.” “Nice” makes the short list as one of the most overused words.

Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers is a rare advanced grammar chapter section that is funny from start to finish. Much of the section shows how a sentence’s meaning can be totally changed through placement of the words: “almost, only, just, nearly, and even.” To end, I’ve actually provided a risqué, but cautionary, model declarative sentence. Here’s a way to use a pair of dashes, “She had all the qualities a gentleman could want—a steady job, social adeptness, and a lack of meanness—but a far different type of female enamored him.” Bad!

Thank you very much. You’ve been a receptive audience. Feel free to read and laugh.