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This is the -ed form of the verb. For regular verbs, take the base verb and add -ed at the end. 

Examples:
Turn -> Turned     He had turned off the radio before starting the car.
Bang -> Banged     They had banged on the door loudly for hours.

Easy, right?! Be careful, because there are spelling changes in certain cases.

Words ending in -e

Just add -d to the base verb

Examples:
Grease -> Greased     He had already greased the frying pan, so he started cooking the eggs.
Bike -> Biked     He would have biked over to her house, but it was raining.

Some Words ending in -p, -b, -n, -m, -g

Double the consonant and add -ed

Examples:
Stop -> Stopped     He told her that he had stopped smoking.
Grab -> Grabbed     They would have grabbed it, but it was too far away.
Beg -> Begged     She had begged and begged, but her mother still refused to buy the candy.

 

Also note: 

Some verbs can be BOTH regular and irregular verbs. The meaning of the verb changes depending on which form you use!

Example:

 

Hang
Regular Verb: This means to kill or die from a rope tied around your neck.
Hang -> Hanged      The murderer was found guilty and was hanged.

Irregular Verb: This means to put something up on a wall or other surface so it stays there with the lower part of it free.
Hang -> Hung    The shirts had been hung out to dry.

 

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