Irregular Verbs


Some of the Indonesian people and, perhaps, Asian people get difficulties to understand the differences between Regular Verb and Irregular Verb.

Regular verb has spesific suffixes like :

/-d/ or /-ed/

For Examples:

/-d/ =====> tie + /d/ = Tied
/-ed/ ====> work + /ed/ = Worked

From the examples above we can see that the suffix /-d/ can only be used when the verb has a vowel at the back of the verb. a consonant at the back of verb will be added by /-ed/.

What about this?

I cry.

The verb /cry/ has /-y/. In this case, you have to change the letter /-y/ into /-i/. After that, you can add /-ed/.

cry ====> cri + /ed/ = cried

The sentence will be :

I cried.

Irregular verb doesn't have the rule like in Regular Verb. So, how do we learn about it?

Learn Irregular Verb first because regular verb can be known by looking at the suffixes.