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1 STRONG (IRREGULAR) VERBS These are verbs which do not form the Past Participle in the usual way.
2 STRONG (IRREGULAR) VERBS DO NOT obey the rules. You have to learn their PAST PARTICIPLES by heart.Generally they begin with “GE” and end in “EN”
3 They do not obey the rule: 1. Take the INFINITIVE OF THE VERB(i.e. the form in the dictionary)e.g. spielen = to play, basteln = to do DIY2. Put a “GE” on the front:spielen – GEspielenbasteln – GEbasteln3. Remove the final “en” or “n” and add a “T”GEspielen – GEspielTGEbasteln – GEbastelT
4 HOW DO I KNOW IF A VERB IS STRONG (IRREGULAR)? 1. Look the verb up in the dictionary:2. Using the MALVERN GUIDE dictionary:- Look up the verb “to write”
5 You will find: Write – schreiben v irreg. This means that schreiben is a verb and that it is irregular (or Strong).
6 To find the Past Participle of a Strong (Irregular) verb: 1. Go to the BACK of the Malvern Guide dictionary (Page 210) to the Verb Tables.2. Here you will find all the Strong (irregular) verbs listed.3. Find “schreiben” (Page 213)
7 To find the Past Participle of a Strong (Irregular) verb: 4. The 1st column is the INFINITIVE form.5. The 2nd column gives the he/she/it form in the Present Tense.6. The 3rd column gives the he/she/it form in the Imperfect Tense.7. The 4th column gives the he/she/it form in the Perfect Tense.This is what you want.8. The 5th column gives the English.
8 4th Column in the Verb Tables This gives the PAST PARTICIPLE of Strong or Irregular Verbs.If the Past Participle has an * beside it do not worry. All that this means is that you say: Ich bin ge somethininginstead of: Ich habe ge somethingWE SHALL BE DOING MORE WORK ON THIS LATER ON!
9 Now try the worksheet:MALVERN GUIDE VERB TABLES - STRONG (IRREGULAR) VERBS IN THE PERFECT TENSE.USE THE VERB TABLES TO FIND HOW TO WRITE THE VERBS IN THE PERFECT TENSE.