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Unit 1.2

Past Participle

Verbs

The Past participle is a verb that is used to form other tenses (such as the present perfect).

Many past participle forms of verbs are irregular.

The Past participle is a form of the verb that is used in formation of past perfect, past perfect continuous, present perfect, present perfect continuous, future perfect, future perfect continuous and passive tenses {check the topic Present Perfect}.

Regular

Regular past participles follow all the formation rules of past simple that is made by adding -ed at the end of the verbs.

Irregular

Irregular verbs do not follow this rule. The most commonly used irregular verbs are:

VERBPAST PARTICIPLE
becomebecome
breakbroken
bringbrought
buybought
dodone
drawdrawn
drinkdrunk
eateaten
feelfelt
findfound
gogone
havehad
hearheard
keepkept
readread
runrun
saysaid
seeseen
teachtaught
writewritten

Regular

  • I have just finished my work.
  • He has already stopped exercising.
  • They have started to talk during the lesson.

Irregular

  • I have lost my car keys!
  • He has put on weight.
  • They have never been to Chicago.

We use the past participle to form verbs in different tenses.

The past participle is a verb form which is used in the formation of many tenses. It is made by adding -ed at the end of the verbs, but there are many verbs that are irregular.

For example:
— Regular : “Watch” ⇒ “I have watched a great movie tonight.” = We add -ed at the end of the verb.
— Irregular: “Be” ⇒ “I have been to Montenegro four times.” / “I have beed to Montenegro four times. = We use another form (the verb be changes to been).

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

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