There are so many types of verbs it might be helpful to review just exactly what a verb is. A verb is a word that shows action or state of being. You could say it’s the most important part of a sentence because every sentence must contain a verb. As a matter of fact, recognizing the verb is essential to understanding the sentence meaning.
In the sentence, “Lightning struck a tree,” struck is the verb and shows the action that’s going on. In the sentence, “He is a smart boy,” is is the verb but it doesn’t show action. Instead it shows the state of being.
What is a regular verb?
Verbs are a little different from most parts of speech because they can change their form. Sometimes endings are added (like -ed or -ing) and other times the verb itself becomes a different word (such as run and ran).
Regular verbs are verbs that form the past tense by adding the letter “d” or “ed” at the end.
Here’s a brief review of simple verb tenses to make things a little clearer.
Past tense: Verbs that take place in the past.
Present tense: Verbs that take place in the present.
Future tense: Verbs that will take place in the future.
Some of the most common verbs are irregular verbs and in order to form the past tense of those verbs, you have to memorize them. In the case of irregular verbs, it’s not a case of simply adding a “d” or “ed” to the end of the word.
But back to regular verbs. When it comes to regular verbs, past tense and present tense are the tenses necessary for understanding. You’ll see examples of past and present tense verbs below in the examples of regular verbs.
Regular verb Examples
There are too many regular verbs to list them all but here are a few.
In the examples above the regular verbs were shown in both their present and past tenses. To make the past tense of those regular verbs, all that is necessary is to add “d” or “ed” at the end! Pretty simple, right?
Here are some sentence examples for you:
As you can see recognizing a regular verb is really is a simple matter. If you can add the ending “d” or “ed” to the word to make the past tense, then the verb is the regular verb!