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The 50 most common verbs in English

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on July 2, 2014 at 11:22:59 am

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Have students write each word on a card. 

On the back, have them write the forms of the verb and a sample sentence.

Make one class set for practice or have each student make their own set.


Color coding is by pattern of the BASE -PAST -PAST PARTICIPLE,

in X-Word terms, Vb, VXD, Vd-t-n: 

2 forms for regular and ABB

3 forms for ABC verbs, etc.


Yellow: regular     want  wanted wanted

Blue:    ABB        have   had      had

Pink:    ABC        do      does    did

Green:  ABA        come came  come

White:  AAA        put     put    put


to be is the only verb with 8 forms (see be card below)


Source: BYU Corpus of Contemporary American English


See examples below!
















regular verb -- front  regular verb -- back
be Vb 



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