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sprung vs spring #1 (permalink) Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:26 pm   sprung vs spring
 

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ESL/EFL Test #264 "Irregular Verbs Test (12)", question 7

The little frog ......... from the pond at once. He scared us all at first.

(a) spring
(b) sprung
(c) springing

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #264 "Irregular Verbs Test (12)", answer 7

The little frog sprung from the pond at once. He scared us all at first.

Correct answer: (b) sprung

Your answer was: incorrect
The little frog spring from the pond at once. He scared us all at first.
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sprung vs spring #2 (permalink) Wed Jun 20, 2007 13:08 pm   sprung vs spring
 

Hi Angelika,

The action took place in the past, that's why we need a past form of the verb 'to spring'.
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sprung vs spring #3 (permalink) Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:43 pm   sprung vs spring
 

But the past form of the "spring" verb is "sprang", isn't it? (spring, sprang, sprung)
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sprung vs spring #4 (permalink) Sat Jul 30, 2011 13:14 pm   sprung vs spring
 

Both 'sprang' and 'sprung' are accepted past tenses:

spring
   [spring] verb, sprang or, often, sprung; sprung.
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sprung vs spring #5 (permalink) Sat Jul 30, 2011 13:58 pm   sprung vs spring
 

Hmmm... It's second time when you're revealing something new to me about irregular verbs (burn, burnt or burned and spring, sprang or sprung). Thank you. My English teachers didn't tell me about these possible forms.
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