Frequently Misused Verbs

The verbs most often misused are those being used as the past participle.  All that means is the verb used with has, had, have, will have, etc.

Listen and you’ll hear “I have went,” “She has ate,” “We have drank,” and “He has swam.”

Here is a list of verbs you need to use when you use those HAVE verb forms:

BEATEN

BECOME

BEGUN

BITTEN

BLOWN

BROKEN

CHOSEN

COME (Not “I have came”!)

DONE

EATEN

FALLEN

FLOWN

FROZEN

GIVEN

GONE  (Not “We have went”!)

GROWN

KNOWN

RIDDEN

RUNG

SHAKEN

SUNG

STOLEN

SWUM (Trust me on this:  It’s “She has swum the English Channel.”)

TAKEN

THROWN

WRITTEN

 

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