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Regular Verbs

A regular verb (or weak verb) is one that forms its past participle and past form by adding "-ed" or "-t".  The past form and past participle are the same. For example:
 
Irregular Verb Past Form Past Participle
To run I ran I have run
Regular Verb Past Form Past Participle
To paint I painted I have painted
To yawn I yawned I have yawned

Some regular verbs double the last consonant before adding "ed":
Regular Verb Past Form Past Participle
To bat I batted I have batted

Regular verbs ending "y" change the "y" to an "i" before adding "ed" or "t":

Regular Verb Past Form Past Participle
To rally I rallied I have rallied

 
Associated pages:
 
What are verbs?
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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