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Perf. or Fass. Parta clung. clad, R. come, cost. crowed. crept. cut, dared.

Prosent.

Imperfect. Cling,

clung, Clothe,

clothed, Come,

came, Cost,

cost, Crow,

crew, R. Creep,

crept, Cut,

cut, Dare, to venture, durst, Dare, R. to challenge. Deal,

dealt, R. Dig,

dug, R. Do,

did, Draw,

drew, Drive,

drove, Drink,

drank, Dwell,

dwelt, R. Eat,

eat, or ate,

Fall,

fell,

Feed, Feel, Fight, Find, Flee, Fling,

fed, felt, fought, found, fled,

dealt, R. dug, R. done. drawn. driven drunk. dwelt, e: eaten. fallan. fed. felt. fought. found. fled. flung. flown. forgotten, forgot: forsaken. frozen. gott. gilt, R. girt, R. given. gone. graven, R.

flung,

Fly,

Forget, Forsake, Freeze, Get, Gild, Gird, Give, Go, Grave,

flew, forgot, forsook, froze, got, gilt, R. girt, R. gave, went, graved,

Gotten is nearly ohsolate. Il compound forgotten is still in good up.

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Present

Grind,
Grow,
Hare,
Hang,
Hear,
Hew,
Hide,
Hit,
Hold,
Hurt,
Keep,
Knit,
Know,
Lade,
Lay,
Lead,
Leave,
Lend,
Let,
Lie, to lie down
Load,
Lose,
Make,
Meet,
Mow
Pay,
Put,
Read,
Rend,
Rid,
Ride,
Ring,
Rise,
Rive,
Run,

Imperfect.

Perf, or Pass. Pant ground,

ground. grew,

grown. had,

had. hung, R.

hung, R. heard,

heard. hewed,

hewn, R. hid,

hidden, hid. hit,

hit. held,

held. hurt,

hurt. kept,

kept. knit, R.

knit, R. knew,

known. laded,

laden. laid,

laid. led,

led. left,

left. lent,

lent.

let. lay,

lain. loaded,

laden, R. lost,

lost. made,

made. met,

met. mowed,

mown, R. paid,

paid. put,

put read,

read.

rent. rid,

rid. rode,

rode, riddent. rung, rang:

rung. rose,

risen. rived,

riven. ran,

run. Nilden is nearly obsolete

let,

rent,

Present Saw, Say, See, Seek, Sell, Send, Set, Shake, Shape, Shave, Shear, Shed, Shine, Show, Shoe, Shoot, Shrink, Shred, Shut, Sing, Sink,

Imperfect sawed, said, saw, sought, sold, sent, set, shook, shaped, shaved, sheared, shed, shone, R. showed, shod, shot, shrunk, shred, shut, sung, sang. sunk, sank, sat,

Perf. or Pase. Parta sawn, R. said. seen. sought. sold. sent. set. shaken. shaped, shaper shaven, R shorn. shed. shone, R.. shown. shod. shot. shrunk. shred. shut. sung. sunk. sa slain.. slept. slidden. slung. slunk. slit or slitted.. smitten. sown, R. spoken. sped. spent. spilt, R. spun. spit, spittent.. split.

sit,

slew,

Slay, Sleep, Slide, Sling, Slink, Slit, Smite,

Sow,

slept, slid, slung, slunk, slit, R. smote, sowed, spoke, sped, spent, spilt, R. spun, spit, spat, split,

Speak, Speed, Spend, Spill, Spin, Spit, Split,

Spitten is nearly obsolete.

Prescat.
Spread,
Spring,
Stand,
Steal,
Stick,
Sting,
Stink,
Stride,
Strike,
String,
Strive,

strowed or strewed, {

Imperfect.

Perf. or Pass. Part. spread,

spread. sprung, sprang, sprung. stood,

stood. stole,

stolen. stuck,

stuck. stung,

stung. stunk,

stunk. strode or strid, stridden. struck,

struck or stricken. strung,

strung.
strove,

striven.
strown, strowed,

Strow or strew..

Swear, Sweat, Swell, Swim, Swing, Take, Teach, Tear, Tell, Thimk, Thrive, Throw, Thrust, Tread, Wax, Wear, Weave, Weep, Win, Wind, Work, Wring, Write,

strewed. swore,

Sworn. swet, R.

swet, R. swelled,

swollen, R. swum, swam,

Swum, &wung,

swung. took,

taken. taught,

taught. tore,

torn, told,

told. thought,

thought. throve, R.

thriven. threw,

thrown. thrust,

thrust. trod,

trodden waxed,

waxen, R. wore,

worn. wove,

woven. wept,

wept. won,

WON. wound,

wound. wrought,

wrought or workei wrung,

wrung. wrote,

written.

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In the preceding list, some of the verbs will be found to be conjugated regularly, as well as irregularly; and those which admit of the regular form are marked with an R. There is a preference to be given to some of these, which custom and judgment must determine. Those preterits and participles which are first mentioned in the list, seem to be most eligible. The Compiler has not inserted such verbs as are irregular only in familiar writing or discourse, and which are improperly terminated by t, instead of ed : as, learnt, spelt, spilt, &c. These should be avoided in every sort of composition. It is, however, proper to observe, that some contractions of ed into t, are unexceptionable: and others, the only established forms of expression: as crept, gilt, &c.: and lost, felt, slept, &c. These allowable and necessary contractions must therefore be carefully distinguished by the learner, from those that are exceptionable. The words which are obsolete have also been omitted, that the learner might not be induced to mistake them for words in present use. Such are, wreathen, drunken, holpen, molten, gotten, holden, bounden, &c. : and swang, wrang, slank, strawed, gat, brake, tare, ware, &e.

Section 11. of Defective Verbs; and of the different ways

in which verbs are conjugated DEFECTIVE VERBS are those which are used only in some of their moods and tenses.

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The principal of them are these.
Imperfect.

Perf. or Pass. Parte !
could,
might,
should,
would,
must,
ought,
quoth,

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