Principal Parts of Verbs
Four Principal Parts
- Present Participle
- Past Participle
I run to the field.
I catch the ball.
In this form the verb can be used by itself. The verb does not need a helping verb such as: am, is, are.
I am running to the field.
I am catching the ball.
If the verb ends with a vowel followed by a consonant, you double the consonant before adding -ing (run - running).
If the verb ends with a y, change the y to i before adding -ed. (cry - cried)
I cried when I hit my toe.
She carried the kitten home.
I have cried when I hit my toe.
She had carried the kitten home.