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1 Regular Verbs Simple Present and Simple Past Tenses This is a list of Regular Verbs. These verbs use -ed for the simple past tense. The ed ending sounds like /d/ I will read the base form and the simple past tense of the verb. Then, I will read the verb in two sentences, a simple present tense sentence and a simple past tense sentence. There will be time for you to repeat the verbs and sentences. Try it, it is good practice! Base Past Sentences Answer answered I answer the questions in class every day. I answered the questions in class yesterday. Boil boiled She boils water for tea every morning. She boiled water for tea this morning. Borrow borrowed He usually borrows money from his family. He borrowed $10 from me last week. Call called I call my mother every Sunday. I called my mother last Sunday. Carry carried You always carry your books to school. You carried your books to school today. Clean cleaned She cleans her apartment every weekend. She cleaned her apartment last weekend. Cover covered The women always cover their hair with scarves. The women covered their hair this morning. 1

2 Cry cried The baby cries every night. The baby cried last night. Die died Some very sick patients die in the hospital. My father died ten years ago. Enter entered The students enter the classroom every day. The students entered the classroom last night. Fail failed He fails the driver s license test every time. He failed the driver s license test yesterday. Fill filled You fill out job applications every week. You filled out a job application last night. Happen happened An accident happens every week. An accident happened last week. Hire hired The business hires new employees every month. The business hired a new employee last month. Hurry hurried We always hurry to catch the bus. We hurried to catch the bus yesterday morning. Live lived My sister lives in Minnesota now. My sister lived in New York three years ago. 2

3 Marry married The Judge marries couples every week. The Judge married a couple last week. Offer offered The manager offers new jobs every week. The manager offered a new job last week. Open opened We open the restaurant every morning. We opened the restaurant yesterday morning. Order ordered They order hamburgers for lunch every day. They ordered hamburgers for lunch yesterday. Own owned They own their home now. They owned their home last year. Plan planned The family plans their vacation every year. The family planned their vacation last year. Play played The children play in the park every day. The children played in the park yesterday. Prefer preferred Jose always prefers to drink coffee. Jose preferred to drink coffee last night. Pull pulled Daniela pulls the door shut every night. Daniela pulled the door shut last night. 3

4 Rain rained It rains almost every day in the summer. It rained all day yesterday. Reply replied I always reply to all of the interview questions. I replied to all of the interview questions yesterday. Smell smelled He smells the delicious food every night. He smelled the delicious food last night. Smile smiled The shy girl always smiles for the photographer. The shy girl smiled for the photographer last year. Snow snowed It snows a lot every winter in Minnesota It snowed a lot last winter. Spell spelled Mohamed always spells his name slowly. Mohamed spelled his name slowly yesterday. Stay stayed I stay home every weekend. I stayed home last weekend. Stir stirred The young woman stirs sugar in her tea. The young woman stirred sugar in her tea yesterday. Study studied Christina studies English five days a week. Christina studied English last week. 4

5 Travel traveled The boys travel to Texas every year. The boys traveled to Texas last year. Turn turned The man turns right onto the freeway. The man turned right onto the freeway yesterday. Vacuum vacuumed The housekeeper vacuums the carpet every day. The housekeeper vacuumed the carpet yesterday. Worry worried The girls always worry about their family. The girls worried about their family last week. Yell yelled The men yell in the street. The men yelled in the street last night. 5

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