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Run-On Sentences

Run-on sentences occur when writers try to combine more than one idea into a single sentence. They cause confusion because readers are not sure when one idea ends and the next one begins. Read our entry and test your knowledge with our quiz!



Irregular Verbs

There are many verbs in the English language that are follow unusual rules for different tenses (see our entry on Verb Tenses for more information). Here are a few common examples:

 

Infinitive (unconjugated form of the verb)

Simple Past Tense

Past Participle

arise

arose

arisen

awake

awoke

awoken

be

was/were

been

bring

brought

brought

choose

chose

chosen

do

did

done

fall

fell

fallen

fly

flew

flown

go

went

gone

know

knew

known

learn

learned

learned

lie

lay

lain

lose

lost

lost

make

made

made

mistake

mistook

mistaken

misunderstand

misunderstood

misunderstood

overeat

overate

overeaten

pay

paid

paid

read

read

read

see

saw

seen

take

took

taken