The Past Tense in Song

Many verbs are regular. This means that in the past tense, we add -ed to them. Thus, “learn” becomes  “learned,” “dance” becomes “danced,” “laugh” becomes “laughed,” and so on.

But, there are MANY irregular verbs that don’t follow this rule. Each verb has a unique past tense which we must simply remember.

We often use past tense in songs. Take a look at these videos to help you practice the past tense:

Now listen to this song (“Yesterday When I Was You.” How many past tense verbs do you hear?

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