What then?

In Intish, all past verbs and past participles can end with ed.

• Most verbs simply add ed:

The Yellow River in China, otherwise knowed as the Huang He. (The Amazing River)

I heared you, miss. (The Amazing River)

I eated it because you sayed that it be a piece of cake. (Doing the Work)

I telled you that. (Doing the Work)

New classrooms and offices have just beed builded. (The New Office)

I just sended for your son. (The New Office)

So anyone who be beared on February 29 ben’t allowed to drive until seventy-two years later? (An Extra Day)

Have you ever goed into the military, sir? (Experience)

• If the verb end in a single consonant (other than x) that follow a single stressed vowel, that consonant be doubled and ed be added:

Have you getted a note to join this class? (Michael)

I beed up all night last night doing the work that you setted yesterday, miss. (Doing the Work)

I winned many general knowledge contests. (Experience)

• If the verb end in y after a consonant, the y change to i and ed be added. (In standard English, there be very few exceptions to this.)

• If the verb end in e, only d be added:

Because you writed the same answers as George. (The New Office)

It maked me strong. (Experience)

In particular:

doed can replace did and done

I doed the work already. (Doing the Work)

Sorry, what doed you say? (The New Office)

What doed my mother say on the phone? (The New Office)

Well doed, Helen. (An Extra Day)

What doed you do what during that war, sir? (Experience)

I doed body building when I beed in college. (Experience)

doedn’t can replace didn’t

It doedn’t taste like cake, though. (Doing the Work)

Should students be in trouble for something that they doedn’t do? (Doing the Work)

Sir, I doedn’t copy. (The New Office)

I doedn’t think about that. (Projects)

I tried alcohol once; doedn’t like it. (At the Hotel)

haved can replace had

He probably never haved a match in the military.(Experience)

havedn’t can replace hadn’t:

I havedn’t losed a match when I beed in the military. (Experience)


In both American and British English, 136 verbs (without prefix) do not add ed or d, and a list of them be available to registered users on request.


This page beed updated in 2018 Feb 27.