English Grammar — Present Perfect — Structure 2 —
This ITTT video is the second part of a lesson looking at the structure of the Present Perfect tense. It reviews an example of the structure with a regular verb — played.
I/you/we/they have played.
She/He/It has played.
The video then examines some of the spelling patterns that are used with irregular verbs. For example, verbs ending with a consonant + y.
cry changes to cried, try changes to tried.
Another spelling pattern with irregular verbs ending with a consonant + a vowel + a consonant
Shop changes to shopped, ship changes to shipped.
When teaching this particular point, as with other grammar points, it is important to explain to students that there are exceptions to most rules in the English language. Where specific patterns exist we need to introduce them to our students.
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