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The past tense of “Cut” is “Cutted”:
A) Yes
B) No

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Hint: In the given question, we have to identify whether the given past tense is correct or not and then choose the appropriate option. We have to use the rules of tenses to arrive at the answer. Simple past tense is the form of the verb used to show that an action occurred and was completed in the past. Most verbs are different in their infinitive, or 'to' form, than they are in the past tense. However, it is not always the case.

Complete answer:
Tenses determine the form of the verb under given conditions. Past tense is one of the major three tenses. It describes an action that has already taken place. It is further subdivided into simple past, past perfect, past continuous and past perfect continuous tense to be used depending on the circumstances.
There are irregular verbs whose infinitive, present tense (first and second person), simple past tense, and past participle are all identical. “Cut” is one such verb.

Let us evaluate the options:
Option (A) Yes- It is incorrect because the word “cutted” does not exist in English language.
Option (B) No – It is correct since the past tense of “cut” is “cut” itself. It cannot be “cutted” since cut as a verb has same past tense as its verb form. Example – He had cut his hair.

Hence Option (B) No is the correct answer. The past tense of “Cut” is not “Cutted”. It is “cut”.

Note: Different forms of the word “cut” is given below for further understanding:
Infinitive-cut
Present participle-cutting
Past tense-cut
Past participle-cut
Another example similar to “cut” will be “burst”, “put”, ”quit”, “hit” and “hurt” having the same past tense as the verb.

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