regular verb

A verb that follows standard patterns in its inflection. The past tense of a regular verb is formed by adding an -ed ending: walk, walked; shout, shouted. (Compare irregular verb.)


Nearby words

  1. regular checking account,
  2. regular flower,
  3. regular guy,
  4. regular lay,
  5. regular tertiaries,
  6. regular year,
  7. regularity,
  8. regularize,
  9. regularly,
  10. regulate

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