Last week our focus was verbs. We practised changing verbs from present tense (I am singing, They are jumping) to past tense. We had to learn several rules to help us do this correctly:
Drop ing and add ed
Most verbs can just have ed added to the end to be correct.
But, when the verb has a vowel before the last letter we have to double the final consonant.
hop -> hopped
skip -> skipped
And, if it ends in a y then ‘we drop the y and add an i’.
cry -> cried
carry -> carried
We found irregular verbs, ones that don’t follow the above patterns, hardest to remember. Especially if we used the wrong verbs when we spoke. Here are some that have been catching us out.
swim -> swam
run -> ran
fly -> flew
speak -> spoke