Identify whether the verbs in the text in Activity 7 are regular or irregular ones. Find the meaning of each verb.


    Born in Semarang on February 29, 1936, Nurhayati Sri Hardini Siti Nukatin, affectionately known as NH Dini, had been interested in writing since her elementary school days. She often [1. pour] ____ her heart's contents into her school textbooks.

    Her mother, Kusaminah, [2. be] ____ the person who [3. introduce] ____ NH Dini to the world outside of school. Every night, she [4. tell] ____ her stories and [5. read] ____ from Javanese magazines such as Panji Wulung and Penyebar Semangat. Kusaminah also [6. introduce] ____ her daughter to tembang (Javanese songs) and the alphabet.

    Dini's father, Saljowidjojo [7. pass away] ____ when she was still at junior high school. The loss of her father [8. make] ____ her a loner who [9. learn] ____ to quietly express her feelings by writing. In 1953, Dini's short stories [10. begin] ____ to be published in various magazines like Mimbar Indonesia, Siasat, and Kisah.

    Dini [11. receive] ____ numerous accolades for her writing. Her short story, "Sarang lkan di Teluk Jakarta, " [12. win] ____  the nationwide French-language short story competition in Indonesia in 1988. A year later she [13. receive] ____ a literary award from the Education and Culture Ministry. In 1991, Dini was awarded the Upapradana Charter from the Province of Central Java.

    Following her 1984 separation from her husband Yves Coffin, whom she had married in Kobe, Japan in 1960, Dini [14. return] ____ to Indonesia, [15. reclaim] ____ her Indonesian citizenship and [16. reside] ____ in Kampung Sekayu, Semarang, where she [17. build] ____ Pondok Baca NH Dini (NH Dini's Reading Hut).

    At the time of her death she was living in an old-age home called Panti Wredha Langen Wedharsih in Ungaran, Semarang Regency. Dini still actively [18. participate] ____ in literary events, academic activities, thesis-guiding, and speaking in seminars until her final days.

    NH Dini [19. pass away] ____ on December 4, 2018 following a car crash. She [20. be] ____ 82 years old. The literary icon was survived by her two children, Marie-Claire Lintang and Pierre Louis Padang (a famous animator).

Adopted from: (July 25, 2019)

Identify whether the verbs in the text in Activity 7 are regular or irregular ones.
Find the meaning of each verb.

R. Rani

Master Teacher

Mahasiswa/Alumni Universitas Pakuan

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jawaban yang benar adalah sebagaimana yang dicontohkan di atas.


Soal menanyakan regular dan irregular verbs yang ditemukan pada teks beserta artinya.

Wacana tersebut berjenis recount text dimana jenis kalimat yang digunakan adalah kalimat yang berpola Simple Past Tense yaitu S + V2 + O.

Berdasarkan pola tersebut, kata kerja yang digunakan adalah kata kerja bentuk lampau atau past verbs yang dibagi menjadi dua jenis yaitu regular dan irregular verbs. Regular verbs  adalah kata kerja beraturan yang memiliki imbuhan -ed, -d, -ied, dan double consonant + -ed. Sedangkan, irregular verbs adalah kata kerja tidak beraturan.

Sesuai dengan perintah soal, berikut beberapa contoh kata kerja bentuk lampau yang ditemukan pada teks beserta artinya:

  • Regular verbs
    • introduce >> introduced >> memperkenalkan
    • pass away >> passed away >> meninggal
    • return >> returned >> kembali
  • Irregular verbs:
    • tell >> told >> memberitahu
    • make >> made >> membuat
    • begin >> began >> memulai

Dengan demikian, jawaban yang benar adalah sebagaimana yang dicontohkan di atas.


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