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Heather Marie Kosur is a linguist who focuses her study on the English verb system. Her favorite irregular verbs are English modal verbs: can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will, and would. She is also interested in Old English preterite-present verbs, which may be considered irregular.
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Guide to Irregular Verbs: Grammar, Lesson Plans, Activities, and More

English Irregular Verbs: Heather Marie KosurWhat is an irregular verb? The simplest answer is that irregular verbs are verbs whose conjugations differ from the standard conjugations for regular verbs in a given language. A verb may be irregular is pronunciation, spelling, or both pronunciation and spelling. Many of the most frequently used verbs in a language are irregular; for example, the copular verb "to be" is irregular is the majority of languages including English, Spanish, French, and German.

If you are a student, teacher, or writer searching for information, look no further than this guide to the irregular verb. Find grammar guides for irregular verb conjugations in languages such as English, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. Discover how to spell and how to pronounce the conjugations of irregular verbs. Even the most complex questions about verbs with irregular conjugation patterns can be answered by the information provided through this reference guide.

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