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Task 14:

Think of the past form and the past participle forms of the following verbs. Which are regular and which are not regular?

  • Hear – heard – heard – irregular
  • Do – did – done – irregular
  • Help – helped – helped – regular
  • Think – thought – thought – irregular
  • Take – took – taken – irregular
  • Steal – stole – stolen – irregular
  • Go – went – gone – irregular
  • Drink – drank – drunk – irregular
  • Arrive – arrived – arrived – regular

Task 15:

Identify the different elements (past, present, modal, perfect, progressive, passive) underlined in the following verb phrases.

  1. was hoping to see you. – past progressive
  2. They might have got home by now. – modal past
  3. We have tried to help. – past perfect
  4. They were being questioned at length. – past continuous/passive
  5. saw it coming. – past simple
  6. This time next week you will be lying on a beach. – modal future

Task 16: 

Identify the tense names of the underlined verbs in the following sentences. You will most likely need to refer to a grammar reference book to help you. 

  1. am having a really good time. – present continuous
  2. We stopped doing that years ago. – simple past
  3. She lives somewhere near here. – simple present
  4. We had been for a drink before we met him. – past perfect 
  5. These computers are made in China. – simple present passive
  6. You will have been here for 2 days by then. – future perfect continuous
  7. It happened as I was driving home. – past continuous
  8. have been feeling unwell for a while. – present perfect continuous 
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