How can I look up the 3sg present and past tense forms of these verbs in pronunciation: change, bury, work, post, stuff, laugh, love, base, raise, fish, develop, slip, fetch, ache, beg, ban, slam,...

How can I look up the 3sg present and past tense forms of these verbs in pronunciation: change, bury, work, post, stuff, laugh, love, base, raise, fish, develop, slip, fetch, ache, beg, ban, slam, employ, name, hang, copy, file, fill, care, star, bribe, fire, carry, veto, woo, bend, pad, unearth, rub, bathe, play? The second task is to group these verbs according to their 3sg present and past tense pronunciations. And the last task is to work out rules of 3sg present and past tense formation in pronunciation.

I really don't know what to do with these. Help!

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juneamy007 | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

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3sg = the third person singular. That means that we are not talking about you or the person that you are talking to at the moment, but that other person - the one over there, across the street.  That person is alone.  

We want to discuss them in the present time first.  Then, we want to discuss them in yesterday's time.

I will demonstrate with the verb love.  That person LOVES his mother.  Yesterday that person LOVED his mother.  The present tense adds an "s" to the verb love.  The past tense adds a "d" to the verb love.

Not all verb formations are that simple.  I will demonstrate with the verb send.  That person SENDS me emails.  Yesterday that person SENT me emails.  With the verb send, the present tense was still accomplished by adding an "s".  However, the past tense was formed by changing the last letter to a different letter.

Your first task is to write out each verb in each tense.  Your second task is to group the ones that changed in the same way together with each other.  Your third task is to use them in proper sentences.

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