Many verbs have different meanings, however this section deals with verbs and phrasal verbs connected with education. An example is provided only where the verb is commonly used in everyday conversation.

One irregular verb in bold is shown in all its forms.


The Verb (infinitive form) The Meaning An example
( Simple Past Tense)
To educate To teach someone, especially using the formal system of school, college or university. He was educated at a public school. Regular
To learn To obtain knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity:
He learnt English at school. Irregular
To study To learn about a subject I studied information systems at University. Regular
To teach To give someone knowledge or to instruct or train someone. She taught geography before she retired. Irregular

Phrasal Verbs

The Phrasal Verb (infinitive form) The Meaning An example
( Simple Past Tense)
To study under someone To be taught by someone. "As a young artist he studied under Monet." I