Did you guess any of the top ten most used verbs in English? Here they are: be, have, do, say, make, go, take, come, see, get.
And the thing they have in common? They are all irregular verbs. There are only 180 irregular verbs amongst the thousands of regular ones in English – yet they make up over 70% of the verbs we use.
So that’s why children and language students are forced to learn their illogical endings!
Does the thought of irregular verbs depress you? Sorry about that! Here's a joke to cheer up you up.
A man is driving with a car full of penguins. The penguins are hanging out of all the windows and making a lot of noise.
A policeman stops the car. ‘What’s going on?’
‘Sorry officer,’ says the man. ‘I’m taking them to the Zoo.’
The policeman lets the car go. But the next day the same car appears on the same road. Again the penguins are hanging out of the windows. This time they are all wearing sunglasses.
The policeman stops the car again. "I thought you were taking these penguins to the zoo!"
"I was,” says the man. "Today I'm taking them to the beach!"
Paulraj - children’s birthdays are big events here – much bigger than when I was a child. My daughter prefers things on a smaller scale so it was our family and that of her best friend. We had a great time
Kuldeep – there’s an excellent sea world at Bristol Zoo. My daughter particularly enjoyed the penguins – your little girl might like a slideshow I did about Macaroni penguins here: http://vimeo.com/4943779
Boska – yes, the cake was excellent. None left now though, sadly.
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