While helping my Italian students to improve their English, I realise that they often confuse certain English verbs. This blog post focuses on understanding and learning the difference between the verbs READ (in Italian: leggere) and RIDE (in Italian: cavalcare).
The colourful image which accompanies this post clearly presents the infinitive, past simple and past participle forms of the two verbs:
Read, read, read
Ride, rode, ridden
How do you use these verbs correctly?
Here are some example sentences for the verb ‘ride’:
I ride my bike almost every day (present simple – habitual action)
I rode my bike a lot last summer (past simple – expresses a finished action in the past)
I have never ridden a horse (present perfect using the past participle – expresses experiences in a person’s life).
I hope this blog post on two confusing irregular verbs will help you to remember the difference between ‘read’ and ‘ride’.
Christopher White (mother-tongue English teacher) Jesi, Italy.