Difference between revisions of "Read (irregular verb)"

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{{irreg vbs|read ('-ee-', IPA /iː/)|read ('-ɛ-', IPA /ɛ/)|read ('-e-', IPA /e/)|also '''reread''', etc|6|A}}
{{irreg vbs|read (with the [[long vowel|'long '-i-']] '-ee-', IPA /iː/)|read ('-ɛ-', IPA /ɛ/)|read ('-ɛ-', IPA /e/)|also '''reread''', '''[[proof-read]]''' etc|6|A}}
:You may also want to see [[Read (homograph)]] and [[Read - reed]].
:You may also want to see [[Read (homograph)]] and [[Read - reed]].

Revision as of 12:03, 7 October 2019

'To read (with the 'long '-i-' '-ee-', IPA /iː/)' is an irregular verb. Its forms are given here:

Base form past tense -ed participle Remarks
read (with the 'long '-i-' '-ee-', IPA /iː/) read ('-ɛ-', IPA /ɛ/) read ('-ɛ-', IPA /e/) also reread, proof-read etc
This is one of the "the 250 or so irregular verbs" listed in Quirk 1985. The list "contains most of the irregular verbs in present-day English ... but is not meant to be exhaustive, particularly with regard to derivative verbs." AWE has copied most of the entries in that list. The verb 'to read (with the 'long '-i-' '-ee-', IPA /iː/)' belongs to Quirk's Class 6 A
You may also want to see Read (homograph) and Read - reed.