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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 VII
The infinitives of this group have the same vowel or diphthong; the simple past always has either "i" or "ie".

Infinitive [irreg. 3rd pers. present tense form] Simple Past Past Participle English Equivalent
to catch
to fall
to please
to hold; to stop
to be named
to let; to cause
to run
to guess; to advise
to call, shout
to sleep

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