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Why do we change the y to ied in past tense verbs?

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November 27, 2012 9:19AM

Because that is how the past is formed for regular verbs. Usually to form the past of regular verb we add -ed.

walk / walked talk / talked

When the verb ends in -y then "y changes to i then add -ed" or as you say "y changes to ied". eg

marry / married hurry / hurried