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Unit 1.2

Past Participle

Verbs

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

Many past participle forms of verbs are irregular.

Past participle is one 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 past participle to form verbs in different tenses.

Past participle is the form of a verb, it 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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