Questions tagged [irregular-verbs]

Irregular verbs are verbs whose basic forms are not of the regular type as open/opened/opened.

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Irregular verbs in English - why do so many end in D?

This might just be availability bias on my part, but it seems to me that if a verb ends is a "d" sound then it's a lot more likely to have an irregular past tense than an average verb picked out at ...
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How common is pronouncing the past tense of beat as /bet/?

Personally, I pronounce the past tense of "beat" (to win at a game) as /biːt/, to sound identical to the infinitive. However, I have heard a few people under the age of 30 and from either the west or ...
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The sun has shined/shone its shine? [duplicate]

I'm working on some lyrics here, and I'm not sure what would be correct/best: After the sun has shined its shine After the sun has shone its shine Google returns more results for the latter, ...
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the use of seeks and sought

I will like to know the various uses of seek and its past participle sought. for instance, is it right to say; It is advisable the secretary seeks clearance from her boss before issuing permit. OR ...