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Reading to keep me being myself

Life here is tough. Too many rules to follow, to much complication in various types of relationship, from personal to professional. Sometimes I really miss the freedom I had in The U.S. It is where I can truly live as myself. Straightforward, hardworking, while still having time to myself, my family, and my friends. It is where I can speak pretty much what I think. Not too much political.

Reading is what keep me being myself. It shows me what life is on the other side, it helps me free my mind, enrich my knowledge. I feel like a bird flying on a blue sky.

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Verbs

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A quick review for verbs.

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Two coworkers independently asked me this week about verbs, and in particular about understanding the various ways of past tense forms of verbs. I’ve written briefly about this before but thought I’d give a more thorough treatment.

Irregular Verbs

First we need a basic understanding of what an irregular verb is. Most verbs in English form their past tense by following a pattern whereby you add the “-ed” suffix to the end of the verb. These are called regular verbs because, well, they follow a regular pattern of conjugation. They’re predictable and easy to remember. So irregular verbs are the ones that follow different patterns, things like “swim,” which has “swam” for its past tense instead of “swimmed.” Others include “eat,” “run,” “lie” (as in to lie down — the homophone meaning “to say something untrue” is regular!), “sit,” and “bring.” If you think about how you would form the…

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