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1STRONG (IRREGULAR) VERBS These are verbs which do not form the Past Participle in the usual way.
2STRONG (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”
3They 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
4HOW 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”
5You will find: Write – schreiben v irreg. This means that schreiben is a verb and that it is irregular (or Strong).
6To 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)
7To 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.
84th 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!
9Now 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.