• English grammar
  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)
  • Exercise about all present tenses in English (Score -/-)
  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)
  • Practice all the English present tenses (Score -/-)
  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • Regular verbs in English

    This chapter is about the regular verbs in English. The English regular verbs are all conjugated the same way and thus easy to conjugate. 

    What is a regular verb in English?

    A regular verb in English is a verb that all conjugate according to the same rule in present tense, past tense and their past participle

    Regular verbs in present tense

    Regular verbs are all conjugated the same in the present tense.

    Only the 3rd person singular changes from the basic form of a regular verb in the present simple tense. The table below shows you these rules. 

    Rule Example

    Most regular verbs just add '-s' to the root of the verb for the 3rd person singular. 

    • He sits on a chair. 
    • She seems happy. 
    Verbs that end with a vowel other than 'e' get a '-es'. 
    • He goes to the supermarket. 
    • She does her homework. 
    Verbs that end with '-s', '-ch', '-sh', '-x', and '-z' get a '-es'.
    • He washes his hands. 
    • She mixes the fruits. 
    Verbs that end in consonant and '-y' changes to 'ies'. 
    • She studies Spanish. 
    • He clarifies the situation. 
    Verbs that end in vowel and '-y' gets '-s'. 
    • He plays the piano. 
    • She enjoys the sunshine. 

    enlightenedNote that the examples contain regular and irregular verbs

    Regular verbs in past tense

    The rules of the past tense for the regular verbs are the same for all these verbs. 

    The past simple rule: infinitive verb + ed 

    However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Which are shown in the table below. 

    Rule Example
    Verbs that end in '-e', only get '-d'. 
    • She loved him. 
    • They hoped he would win the game. 
    Verbs that end in consonant and '-y' changes to 'ied'. 
    • She studied Spanish.
    • He clarified the situation. 
    Verbs that end in vowel and '-y' get '-ed'. 
    • He played the piano.
    • She enjoyed the sunshine. 


    Past participle of regular verbs

    The past participle of regular verbs in English can be formed by adding '-d' or '-ed' to the root of the verb. 

    Root of the verb + '-d' / '-ed'

    Regular verb Past participle Example
    to book booked
    • We have booked a flight to Ibiza. 
    • If we had booked the flight earlier, the tickets would not be so expensive.
    to learn learned
    • He has learned a lot during his year abroad. 
    • They have learned to speak English very well. 
    to play played
    • What team have you played for?
    • I knew a lot of songs, because I had played the piano
    to wait waited
    • I have waited for this moment since I was very little. 
    • She had waited for hours, when he finally arrived. 

    For the explanation of the different tenses: present simple, past simple, present perfect and past perfect, visit these chapters of this course about verbs.

    enlightenedTake a look at the list of the regular verbs to study the common English verbs. 

    Do the exercises to train your skills!


    Practice the past tense of English regular verbs

    Fill in the correct form of the English regular verbs

    Exercise regular verbs in English

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