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University Writing Center

The -ED Marker In Writing

Three uses of -ED

Past Tense:

Present Tense: ask, laugh, decide, learn

Past Tense: asked, laughed, decided, learned

Other Tenses:

With Be: She is pleased with her new car.

With Be and Have: She has been offered another position.

Other Uses:

To introduce infinitives:

I used to work for Pat.

To modify or describe nouns:

I bought a used refrigerator.

Present: I walk

Past: I walked

Future: I will walk

Present Perfect: I have walked

Past Perfect: I had walked

Future Perfect: I will have walked

Updated 1.12.2012