Rajiv

In Writing on March 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm

The Daily Post

I’ve written a couple of posts about tricky irregular verbs such as lead and lie/lay. Today I ran across a recent post about irregular verbs at the Language Log blog that lists some of the more confusing verbs and their proper forms alongside verbs with similar present-tense forms whose past tense forms are created differently. I pulled this table straight out of the post.

 PLAIN PRES   PRETERITE   PAST PART. 
hit hit hit hit
sit sit sat sat
right right righted righted
light light lit lit
fight fight fought fought
lie lie lay lain
lay lay laid laid
get get got gotten (got in British English)
let let let let
make make made made
take take took taken
bring bring brought brought (brung in some non-standard dialects)
ping ping pinged pinged
sing sing sang sung

The “plain pres” column lists the present tense, the “preterite” lists basically the simple…

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