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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #78596: Verbs in past simple or present perfect
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    Verbs in past simple or present perfect

     En anglais, les verbes sont en majorité réguliers. ( look, looked, looked )

     Il existe environ 300 verbes irréguliers. Certains de ces verbes sont fréquemment utilisés.
     Il faut donc les apprendre par cœur.

     L'origine des verbes irréguliers est historique. Les verbes nouvellement créés sont réguliers.





                                                       To be, was, been...


    To be, was, been
    To fly, flew, flown

    To hit, hit, hit
    Did, done !
    To be, was, been
    To fly, flew, flown
    To hit, hit, hit
    Did doooone !

    To forget, forgot, forgotten
    To break , broke, broken
    To buy, bought, bought
    C'est le prétérit !
    Yeah Come on !

    Do you understand the power of the PRETERIT
    Yeah Come on !

       - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


    To forgive, forgave, forgiven
    To shake, shook, shaken
    To buy, bought, bought
    C'est le prétérit !
    On the school !


        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

     Come on!
     Come on!


    to fly (voler)               to hit (frapper)   to do (faire)                    to forget (oublier)
    to break (casser)    to buy (acheter)   to forgive (pardonner)   to shake (secouer)


                                                    Quelques verbes irréguliers

    take: prendre
    put: mettre
    tell: dire
    give: donner
    read: lire
    keep: garder
    begin: commencer
    let: laisser
    hear: entendre

    cut: couper
    eat: manger
    run: courir
    bring: apporter
    become: devenir
    grow: grandir
    draw: dessiner
    show: montrer
    mean: signifier


    blow: souffler
    build: construire
    fight: se battre
    hide: (se) cacher
    meet: rencontrer
    ride: faire du vélo (cheval)
    sink: couler
    speak: parler
    strike: frapper
    teach: enseigner
    win: gagner
    write: écrire



     This man is a teacher. He teaches mathematics.  I know your brother Peter very well.
     Last year he taught physics too.  I knew Peter at  primary school.
     But he has never taught biology.  I have known him for years.  

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    Mettre les verbes entre parenthèses au prétérit.
    Complete with the past simple of the verbs in brackets.
     Yesterday Tom  a castle at school. (draw)              
    Last week, Mary  me some roses. (bring)
    Icarus too close to the sun. (fly)
    The Titanic an iceberg and sank. (strike)
    A massive earthquake San francisco in 1906. (shake)


    Ecrire le participe passé des verbes entre parenthèses. 
    Write the past participle of the verbs in brackets.
     Tom has already castles at school. (draw)            
     My parents have to London by Eurostar. (go)
     Bob is sad, we have   his birthday. (forget)
     Freddy is in hospital, he has his leg. (break)
     Jim Lovell has  to the moon twice without landing on it. (fly)



    Compléter avec les verbes entre parenthèses ces phrases au passif.
    Complete the sentences in the passive voice with the verbs in brackets.
     Katie's hair was for the first time when she was five. (cut)
     In 1883 the explosion of  Krakatoa (Indonesia) was as far away as Perth, Australia. (3 100 km). (hear)
     I have been his name but I can't remember it.(tell)
     These apples are always by worms. (eat)
     A prize will be  to whoever solves this very difficult equation. (give)



    Ecrire l'infinitif (sans to) des verbes en bleu .
    Write the infinitive of the verbs in blue (without to).
     David shook the bottle before opening it.
     The teacher used another word that meant  the same.
     The Egyptian pyramids were built to house the bodies of  Pharaohs.
     Friesans were ridden by Teutonic Knights and used as war horses for the crusades.
     These people have spoken , but what did they say?


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