[SOLVED] Which of the following statements about irregular verbs is correct?

Which of the following statements about irregular verbs is correct ?

A. To form the past tense, an irregular verb needs a –d or –ed.

B. The rules about irregular verbs are simple and easy to learn.
C. Each irregular verb is preceded by the word “to.”
D. To change tenses, an irregular verb has to change its spelling
B. The rules about irregular verbs are simple and easy to learn.
C. Each irregular verb is preceded by the word “to.”
D. To change tenses, an irregular verb has to change its spelling

Answer:

 The correct answer for Which of the following statements about irregular verbs is correct ?

D. to change tenses, an irregular verb has to change its spelling.

A is definitely incorrect – that is a rule about regular, rather than irregular verbs. B is also incorrect – there are no rules about irregular verbs so you have to learn them all by heart. C is incorrect because this is true for regular verbs as well, not just irregular.

This leaves us with D as the correct answer. Often, various forms of irregular verbs change more or less drastically. For example: see – saw – seen; ring – rang – rung, etc.

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