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Irregular verbs in English represent one of the most important challenges in learning English since they are one of the most important grammatical elements for speaking or writing.

English irregular verbs

Irregular Verbs English - Comprehensive list

Irregular Verbs English – Comprehensive list

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This list contains all the irregular verbs of the English language. Each entry includes the base or bare infinitive first, followed by the simple past form and the past participle form.

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The file is broken down into 19 groups of 9 verbs to facilitate learning or revision.

It is therefore possible to set a learning objective of 1 or 2 groups of verbs per week for example.

Base FormPast SimplePast Participle
abideabodeabode
arisearosearisen
awakeawokeawoken
bewas/werebeen
bearboreborn(e)
beatbeatbeaten
becomebecamebecome
beginbeganbegun
bendbentbent
betbetbet
bidbid / badebid / bidden
bindboundbound
bitebitbitten
bleedbledbled
blowblewblown
breakbrokebroken
breedbredbred
bringbroughtbrought
broadcastbroadcastbroadcast
buildbuiltbuilt
burnburnt/burnedburnt/burned
burstburstburst
buyboughtbought
cancould… (been able)
castcastcast
catchcaughtcaught
choosechosechosen
clingclungclung
comecamecome
costcostcost
creepcreptcrept
cutcutcut
dealdealtdealt
digdugdug
divediveddived / dove
dodiddone
drawdrewdrawn
dreamdreamt/dreamed
dreamt/dreamed
drinkdrankdrunk
drivedrovedriven
eatateeaten
fallfellfallen
feedfedfed
feelfeltfelt
fightfoughtfought
findfoundfound
fleefledfled
flyflewflown
forbidforbadeforbidden
forecastforecastforecast
foreseeforesawforeseen
forgetforgotforgotten
forgiveforgaveforgiven
forsakeforsookforsaken
freezefrozefrozen
getgotgot
givegavegiven
gowentgone
grindgroundground
growgrewgrown
hanghunghung
havehadhad
hearheardheard
hidehidhidden
hithithit
holdheldheld
hurthurthurt
keepkeptkept
kneelkneltknelt
knowknewknown
laylaidlaid
leadledled
leanleant/leanedleant/leaned
leapleapt / leapedleapt / leaped
learnlearnt/learnedlearnt/learned
leaveleftleft
lendlentlent
letletlet
lie (in bed)laylain
lie (opp. truth)liedlied
lightlit/lightedlit/lighted
loselostlost
makemademade
maymight
meanmeantmeant
meetmetmet
mowmowedmown/mowed
musthad to
offsetoffsetoffset
overcomeovercameovercome
overtakeovertookovertaken
paypaidpaid
pleadpled / pleadedpled / pleaded
proveproved
proven / proved
putputput
quitquitquit
readreadread
ridridrid
rideroderidden
ringrangrung
riseroserisen
runranrun
sawsawedsawn/sawed
saysaidsaid
seesawseen
seeksoughtsought
sellsoldsold
sendsentsent
setsetset
sewsewedsewn/sewed
shakeshookshaken
shallshould
shedshedshed
shineshoneshone
shootshotshot
showshowedshown
shrinkshrankshrunk
shutshutshut
singsangsung
sinksanksunk
sitsatsat
sleepsleptslept
slideslidslid
slitslitslit
smellsmeltsmelt
sowsowedsown/sowed
speakspokespoken
speedspedsped
spellspelt/spelledspelt/spelled
spendspentspent
spillspilt/spilledspilt/spilled
spinspunspun
spitspatspat
splitsplitsplit
spoilspoiltspoilt
spreadspreadspread
springsprangsprung
standstoodstood
stealstolestolen
stickstuckstuck
stingstungstung
stinkstankstunk
strewstrewed
strewn / strewed
strikestruckstruck
strivestrovestriven
swearsworesworn
sweepsweptswept
swellswelled
swollen/swelled
swimswamswum
swingswungswung
taketooktaken
teachtaughttaught
teartoretorn
telltoldtold
thinkthoughtthought
throwthrewthrown
thrustthrustthrust
undergounderwentundergone
understandunderstoodunderstood
wakewokewoken
wearworeworn
weepweptwept
wetwet / wettedwet / wetted
willwould
winwonwon
windwoundwound
withdrawwithdrewwithdrawn
wringwrungwrung
writewrotewritten

 

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