Verb Mistakes #7: Four Irregular Past Participles
It’s difficult to understand how any native English speaker manages to complete eight years of formal education without mastering irregular verb forms. When people who view themselves as writers or entrepreneurs won’t take the trouble to learn them, they stamp themselves as unprofessional.
The following examples have been taken from writing blogs and professional sites:
INCORRECT: Since then Brian has ran some of the largest dealerships in the country…
CORRECT : Since then Brian has run some of the largest dealerships in the country…
Public accountant site
INCORRECT: [An avid runner,] he has ran every Portland Marathon since 1986.
CORRECT : [An avid runner,] he has run every Portland Marathon since 1986.
INCORRECT: I have wrote a short story that I want to turn into a book. What steps should I take 1st?
CORRECT : I have written a short story that I want to turn into a book. What steps should I take first?
INCORRECT: I too have wrote stories in the past with no direction and it simply doesn’t work for me.
CORRECT : I too have written stories in the past with no direction and it simply doesn’t work for me.
Nursing Assistant Skills Preparation site
INCORRECT: [Ask patient] if they have ate, drank, or smoked anything in the last 15 minutes.
CORRECT : [Ask patient] if they have eaten, drunk, or smoked anything in the last 15 minutes.
Principal Parts of run, write, eat, drink:
run, ran, (has) run
write, wrote, (has) written
eat, ate, (has) eaten
drink, drank, (has) drunk
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