Verbes irreguliers: groupe 4

Verbs that use ‘aught’ or ‘ought’. The prononciation is the same, the sound is like the vowel sound in ‘door’, saw, more, etc.

bring –> brought (amener)
buy –> bought (acheter)
fight –> fought (combattre)
think –> thought (penser)
catch –> caught (attraper)
teach –> taught (enseigner)
seek –> sought (rechercher, chercher)

Exercise.

Connaissez-vous les temps en anglais? Quelles phrases sont justes?

1. It’s at home. I haven’t brought it today.
2. The two countries are fighting since three years.
3. I’ve been teaching English here for quite a while now.
4. Did you bought some books?
5. He has caught a cold and won’t be coming in today.
6. Did you think about buying a new car?

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1. Juste.
2. Pas juste. ‘have been fighting for three years’ is correct.
3. Juste. ‘quite a while’ – ‘un bon moment’
4. Pas juste. ‘Did you buy’ OR ‘have you bought?’ selon le context.
5. Juste. to catch a cold – attraper un rhume.
6. Juste.