irregular verbs

  • This is a list of common irregular verbs. You may like to learn them by

    heart.
    Infinitive
    Simple past Past participle
    arise arose arisen
    awake awoke awoken
    be was, were been
    beat beat beaten
    become became become
    begin began begun
    bend bent bent
    bite bit bitten
    bleed bled bled
    blow blew blown
    break broke broken
    bring brought brought
    build built built
    burn burnt/burned burnt/burned
    buy bought bought
    can could/was able been able
    catch caught caught
    choose chose chosen
    come came come
    cost cost cost
    cut cut cut
    deal /di:|/ dealt /delt/ dealt /delt/
    dig dug dug
    do did done
    draw drew drawn

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    Infinitive Simple past Past participle
    dream/dri:m/ dreamt /dremt/ dreamt /dremt/
    dreamed /dri:md/ dreamed /dri:md/ drink drank drunk
    drive drove driven
    eat /i:t/ ate/et/ eaten/’i:tn/
    fall fell fallen
    feel felt felt
    fight fought fought
    find found found
    fly flew flown
    forget forgot forgotten
    forgive forgave forgiven
    freeze froze frozen
    get got got
    give gave given
    go went gone/been
    grow grew grown
    hang hung hung
    have had had
    hear/hia(r)/ heard/h3:d/ heard/h3:d/
    hide hid hidden
    hit hit hit
    hold held held
    hurt hurt hurt
    keep kept kept
    know knew known
    lay laid laid
    lead led led
    learn learnt/learned learnt/learned
    leave left left
    lend lent lent
    let let let
    lie lay lain
    light lit/lighted lit/lighted
    lose lost lost
    make made made
    mean/mi:n/ meant /ment/ meant /ment/
    meet met met
    pay paid paid
    put put put
    read /ri:d/ read /red/ read /red/
    ride rode ridden
    ring rang rung
    rise rose risep
    run ran run

    Infinitive Simple past Past participle
    say /sei/ said/sed/ said /sed/
    see saw seen
    sell sold sold
    send sent sent
    set set set
    shake shook shaken
    shine /Jain/ shone/Jon/ shone/Jon/
    shoot shot shot
    show showed shown
    shut shut shut
    sing sang sung
    sit sat sat
    sleep slept slept
    smell smelt/smelled smelt/smelled
    speak spoke spoken
    spell spelt/spelled spelt/spelled
    spend spent spent
    stand stood stood
    steal stole stolen
    stick stuck stuck
    strike struck struck
    swim swam swum
    take took taken
    teach taught taught
    tear tore torn
    tell told told
    think thought thought
    throw threw thrown
    understand understood understood
    wake woke woken
    wear wore worn
    win won won
    write wrote written
    Verbs that are easy to confuse
    Infinitive Simple past Past participle
    fall fell fallen
    feel felt felt
    fill filled filled
    lay( = ‘put down flat’) laid laid
    lie ( = ‘be down’) lay lain
    lie( = ‘say things that are not true’) lied lied
    leave ( = ‘go away’) left left
    live ( = ‘be alive’, ‘be at home’) lived lived
    raise( = ‘put up’) raised raised
    rise ( = ‘go up’) rose risen