The -ed ending is used to change a verb into the past form. The pronunciation can be quite tricky, here we look at the three different types of pronunciation and how you should be pronouncing them. Although I’m not a fan of rule based learning, some students find it beneficial to have set of rules to determine on their own how they should be pronouncing words in English. Read about the rules here and find out the correct pronunciation of the -ed ending!
Every sentence is made up of a subject and a predicate (see Parts of Speech). The key word in the predicate is the verb. It tells what the subject is or does. Verbs are divided into two types: action verbs and linking verbs. Action Verbs are verbs that tell what the subject does. Sarah looks for her car… Read More »
Charles Kay Ogden produced a list of 850 ‘basic’ English words that he believes all students need to know. He further states that if a person can only understand these words then they should be able to converse in English. In my opinion, they might be able to speak, but most speakers use a vocabulary of many hundreds of thousands of words, so would they be able to listen successfully? Anyway, find a complete list of 850 basic English words here.
English spelling is a complicated matter and there are a number of rules that students must follow to spell words correctly. I’m not a fan of rule based learning and I prefer to teach students using other methods rather than just giving them a long list of rules. However, some students find it helpful to remember rules to help them to spell. Here you can find out the 7 rules associated with adding -ed to the end of words in the English language.
Here we list a huge number of irregular past tense verbs in alphabetical order showing the infinitive form, the past simple form and the past participle form. If you’re looking to study irregular verbs, or just need to find the right word, this post will help you. There are many irregular verbs in English and there is no rule about how to form the past form of the base verb, the only way is to learn them one by one!