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German Strong Verbs

Write the principle parts of the German verbs into the blanks. Make sure to write the auxiliary "ist + participle" for verbs whose participle does not require "haben" as an auxiliary. For help refer to the list of verbs which appears when you click on the "Help" button.

The strong verbs in German may be divided into seven groups according to the vowel change in the principal parts. Note that compound verbs follow the pattern of the basic parts.

Group VI

Infinitive [irreg. 3rd pers. present tense form] Simple Past Past Participle English Equivalent
to ride; to travel
to drive [a vehicle]
to dig
to load
to create
to hit; to defeat
to carry; to wear
to grow
to wash

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