Difference between Strong and Weak Verbs - Check with Examples
Verbs have many types as per various usage. Here we will tell you the difference between Strong and Weak Verbs. This topic will prove very useful not only for the students but students as well. This portion is a necessary part of English Syllabus in Junior classes. These small learners get frequently confused using the past tense or making difference between strong and weak verbs. Besides we are providing some such verbs for the better understanding.
Definition of Strong verbs -
These verbs get their past by having changed the vowels in the present tense verbs.
वर्तमान की मजबूत क्रियाएं भूतकाल की क्रियायों में स्वर परिवर्तित करने से बनती हैं।
For instance - Come - Came - Come
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Fall Fell Fallen, Think Thought Thought etc
Weak Verbs -
The Past Tense is formed by adding ad-d-t in the present verb forms.
वर्तमान की मजबूत क्रियाएं भूतकाल की क्रियायों में ed-d-t लगाने से बनती हैं।
There is also some Hindi version of the said part.
Examples given - Walk-walked-walked, Sell-sold-sold etc
There also some verbs whose three forms remain same during the process.
कुछ क्रियायों में परिवर्तन आते समय कोई परिवर्तन नहीं आता है।
Example - Split, Split, Split or hurt, hurt, hurt
Read More Examples of such verbs via sentences -
- He ran fast to catch the thief.
- Ravi invited me to the party.
- She has prepared cook for her guest.
- S0me more very useful verbs -
- Teach Taught Taught
- Weep Wept Wept
- Speed Sped Sped or Speeded Speeded
- Travel Traveled Traveled
So this is a simple rule of changing verbs in past and past perfect tenses. Use this link as well to know the whole rules of making sentences using tenses.
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