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Sunday, May 01, 2011

ESL Student Blog: Fall vs. Fell

The verb ‘fall’ is quite common in English and is learnt at the basic levels. ‘Fall’ is an irregular verb. Its forms are ‘fell’ (past) and ‘fallen’ (past participle).
 
The snow was falling steadily.

Gas prices usually rise quickly, but fall slowly.
 
The verb ‘fell’ means:
 
(1) cut down
 
The city workers were trying to fell the sick tree.

(2) cause someone to fall (knock down)

The boxer felled his opponent with a single punch.
 
(3) kill
 
Hundreds of animals were felled during the hunting season.
 
It’s a regular verb - add -ed in the past and past participle  - ‘felled’.
POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 12:22 AM
Comments
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 AT 1:54 AM
mimi said:
I agree with Olga

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 AT 12:57 AM
Carrie said:
At last! Someone who udnestrands! Thanks for posting!

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