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Answers to Weak Verbs Exercise
 
fremme I perform1 gewundode I / you (sing) / she wounded
neredon they / we / you (pl) preserved leornast you learn
lufode  I / you (sing) / she loved2 andswarie I answer1
sohte  I / you (sing) / she sought2 timbriaþ they / we / you (pl) build
hierþ  she hears / obeys lufien they / we / you (pl) love (SUBJUNCTIVE)
tæhte  I / you (sing) / she taught2 þuhte it seemed3
neosað they / we / you (pl) visit cwelleþ she kills 

Notes:
1. This form could represent either the indicative or the subjunctive.
2. If the subject is 'I' rather than 'you' or 'she', this form could represent either the indicative or the subjunctive.
3. This is an impersonal verb. Compare Shakespearian 'methinks'.



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