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Vocabulary Builder - Regular Verbs in the Present Tense - Part 3

Vocabulary Builder - Regular Verbs in the Present Tense - Part 3

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Vocabulary Builder- Regular verbs in the present tense 3

 

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 “run”

 

To run

I run

you run

he runs

she runs

we run

they run



Notice how each conjugated form is exactly the same except for “he runs” and “she runs” 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.


change

hurt

live

lose

send

sign

succeed

swim

take

tell

think

translate

travel

work

clean

understand

use

wait

explain

count

cut



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

 

To swim

I swim

you swim

he swims

she swims

we swim

they swim



Notice how each conjugated form is exactly the same except for “he swims” and “she swims” 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 “tell” is conjugated as follows:

To tell

I tell

you tell

he tells

she tells

we tell

they tell



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



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

To take

I take

you take

he takes

she takes

we take

they take


Notice how each conjugated form is exactly the same except for “he takes” and “she takes” 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.