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Vocabulary Builder - Regular Verbs in the Present Tense

Vocabulary Builder - Regular Verbs in the Present Tense

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Vocabulary Builder- Regular verbs in the present tense



Hello! In this lesson, we will learn how to conjugate many more regular verbs in the present tense in English. Remember that verbs are words that usually denote an action, but may occasionally denote an occurrence , or a state of being. Also, remember that conjugating a verb refers to showing all the possible forms that a verb may take in a particular verb tense. For the purposes of this lesson we will only be focusing on conjugating verbs in the present tense. Regular verbs are verbs whose conjugation follows a particular pattern.



Let us review how to conjugate regular verbs in the present tense. We will start with the a verb we have learned in a previous lesson, the verb “to talk”

 

To talk

I talk

you talk

he talks

she talks

we talk

they talk


Notice how each conjugated form is exactly the same except for “he talks” and “she talks” which each have an “s” on the end of the verb. This simple pattern of conjugation is followed by all regular verbs in the present tense. Let us look at number of verbs which are regular in the present tense.

 

Listen carefully to the pronunciation of each word and watch the shape of my mouth as I speak. Then, say each word while watching your own mouth on the webcam. If you do not have your webcam connected, simply practice repeating the words.



ask

believe

buy

sell

sleep

write

want

dance

draw

drink

drive

eat

forget

give

hear

know

learn

leave

listen

look


Each of these verbs is conjugated in the exact same way in the present tense. For example, the verb “ask” is conjugated as follows:

 

To ask

I ask

you ask

he asks

she asks

we ask

they ask


Notice how each conjugated form is exactly the same except for “he asks” and “she asks” which each have an “s” on the end of the verb. This simple pattern of conjugation is followed by all regular verbs in the present tense. Lets us look at another example, the verb “want” is conjugated as follows:

 

To want

I want

you want

he wants

she wants

we want

they want


Notice how each conjugated form is exactly the same except for “he wants” and “she wants” which each have an “s” on the end of the verb.



Lets us look at another example, the verb “eat” is conjugated as follows:

To eat

I eat

you eat

he eats

she eats

we eat

they eat


Notice how each conjugated form is exactly the same except for “he eats” and “she eats” which each have an “s” on the end of the verb.

 

Excellent! In this lesson we learned a lot more verbs that are regular in the present tense . You may revisit this lesson at any time if you need to remind yourself of any of this material.