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Simple Past Tense

Regular
Irregular
Add ed to the end of the verb.
There is no rule, you must memorize these verbs.
*In writing, the past tense is always d or ed.
When we speak, it sounds like d, ed, OR t *
Drive
Listen
[sounds like:
]
Become
Clean
[sounds like:
]
Begin
Ask
[sounds like:
]
Forget
Try
[sounds like:
]
Write
Talk
[sounds like:
]
Fight
Study
[sounds like:
]
Give
Learn
[sounds like:
]
Sleep
Cry
[sounds like:
]
Go
Jump
[sounds like:
]
Have
Miss
[sounds like:
]
Run
Mop
[sounds like:
]
Choose
Laugh
[sounds like:
]
Meet
Cook
[sounds like:
]
Send
Walk
[sounds like:
]
See
Argue
[sounds like:
]
Be
Play
[sounds like:
]
Think
Pay
[sounds like:
]
Buy
End
[sounds like:
]
Speed
Twist
[sounds like:
]

Simple Past Tense

Regular
Irregular
Add ed to the end of the verb.
There is no rule, you must memorize these verbs.
*In writing, the past tense is always d or ed.
When we speak, it sounds like d, ed, OR t *
Drive
drove
Listen
listened
[sounds like:
-d ] ( lissend )
ai
ow
Become became
Clean
cleaned
[sounds like: -d ] ( cleend )
u
ei
Begin
began
Ask
asked
[sounds like: -t ] ( skt o- st )
i

Forget
forgot
Try
tried
[sounds like: -d ] ( traid )
e
a
Write
wrote
Talk
talked
[sounds like: -t ] ( takt )
ai
ow
Fight
fought
Study
studied
[sounds like: -d ] ( studeed )
ai
a
Give
gave
Learn
learned
[sounds like: -d ] ( lurnd )
i
ei
Sleep
slept
Cry
cried
[sounds like: -d ] ( craid )
ee
e
Go
went
Jump
jumped
[sounds like: -t ] ( jumpt )
ow
e
Have
had
Miss
missed
[sounds like: -t ] ( mist )

Run
ran
Mop
mopped
[sounds like: -t ] ( mapt )
u

Choose chose
Laugh
laughed
[sounds like: -t ] ( lft )
oo
ow
Meet
met
Cook
cooked
[sounds like: -t ] ( cukt )
ee
e
Send
sent
Walk
walked
[sounds like: -t ] ( walkt )
e
e
See
saw
Argue
argued
[sounds like: -d ] ( argyood )
ee
a
Be
was
Play
played
[sounds like:
-d ] ( pleid )
ee
u
Think
thought

Pay
a

paid

End
a

ended

Twist
e

twisted

[sounds like: -d

[sounds like: -ed ]


[sounds like: -ed ]

( peid )

Buy
bought
( ended ) extra syllable
ai

Speed
sped
( twisded ) extra syllable
ee

Vowel Sounds Key


ee

as in green

ur

as in purple

as in silver

uh

as in wood

ei

as in grey

oo

as in blue

as in red

ow

as in rose

as in black

au

as in brown

as in olive

ai

as in white

as in mustard

oi

as in toy