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Difference between regular and irregular verb?

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March 31, 2014 4:10PM

Regular verbs conjugate to the past tense by adding -ed, -ied, or -d

WALK becomes WALKED

STUDY becomes STUDIED

An irregular very such as BUY does not conjugate in this regular form. For the past tense we do not say BUYED but rather BOUGHT.

Children often have difficultly learning irregular verbs as they try to universally apply the rules for past tense and will often say things like "boughted" in an attempt to conjugate the irregular verb in a regular form.