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    Do all past participles that take sein are irregular. Are there any regular ( which start with ge- and end in -t) past participle (verbs) that take sein?
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    (Original post by drovosek)
    Do all past participles that take sein are irregular. Are there any regular ( which start with ge- and end in -t) past participle (verbs) that take sein?
    The past participles of the vast majority of verbs taking sein do end with "en" and thus might be considered irregular:

    fahren --> gefahren*
    kommen --> gekommen
    gehen --> gegangen
    sein --> gewesen
    fallen --> gefallen
    einschlafen --> eingeschlafen
    sterben --> gestorben
    bleiben --> geblieben
    werden --> geworden
    fliegen --> geflogen*
    usw.

    I can think of two examples that form their PPs regularly:

    glücken (to succeed) --> geglückt
    passieren (to happen) --> passiert

    (*sometimes it takes sein, sometimes not. Two examples:

    Ich bin nach New York geflogen.

    Ich habe das Flugzeug geflogen.

    Do you see the difference? In the first sentence there is no "direct object" so fliegen is happy to take sein. In the second sentence, a direct object ("the plane") is introduced, so the verb must take haben instead.
    If you do French, this is the same as happens with verbs such as "monter.")
 
 
 
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