Grammar Lessons: Irregular Verbs List

Irregular Verbs List

Irregular Verbs List

A verb in which the past tense is not formed by adding the usual -ed ending. 

This Irregular Verbs List includes the most common irregular verbs in English.

This Irregular Verbs List is made up of verbs in their:

  • Infinitive form
  • Past Form
  • Past Participle

The base form is used when using tense such as the simple present, present continuous and future with will.

  1. I play soccer every day
  2. I am playing soccer
  3. I will play soccer

The past form is used when making sentences with the simple past tense:

  1. I played soccer

The past participle is used to make sentences using the present and past perfect tense.

  1. I have played soccer before
  2. I had played soccer

Irregular Verbs List

This irregular verbs list has the most common verbs in English

Base FormPast Participle 
arisearosearisen
awakeawokeawoken
bewas/werebeen
beatbeatbeaten
becomebecamebecome
beginbeganbegun
bendbentbent
betbetbet
bindboundbound
bitebitbitten
bleedbledbled
blowblewblown
breakbrokebroken
bringbroughtbrought
buildbuiltbuilt
burnburnedburned
buyboughtbought
catchcaughtcaught
choosechosechosen
comecamecome
costcostcost
cutcutcut
dealdealtdealt
digdugdug
dodiddone
drawdrewdrawn
dreamdreameddreamed
drinkdrankdrunk
drivedrovedriven
eatateeaten
fallfellfallen
feedfedfed
feelfeltfelt
fightfoughtfought
findfoundfound
flyflewflown
forbidforbadeforbidden
forgetforgotforgotten
forgiveforgaveforgiven
freezefrozefrozen
getgotgot
givegavegiven
gowentgone
growgrewgrown
hanghunghung
havehadhad
hearheardheard
hidehidhidden
hithithit
holdheldheld
hurthurthurt
keepkeptkept
kneelkneltknelt
knowknewknown
learnlearnedlearned
leaveleftleft
lie liedlied
lightlitlit
loselostlost
makemademade
meetmetmet
paypaidpaid
putputput
readreadread
rideroderidden
runranrun
saysaidsaid
seesawseen
sellsoldsold
sendsentsent
setsetset
shakeshookshaken
shineshoneshone
shootshotshot
showshowedshown
shutshutshut
singsangsung
sinksanksunk
sitsatsat
sleepsleptslept
smellsmeltsmelt
speakspokespoken
spellspelledspelled
spendspentspent
spillspilledspilled
spreadspreadspread
standstoodstood
stealstolestolen
stickstuckstuck
strikestruckstruck
swearsworesworn
sweepsweptswept
swimswamswum
taketooktaken
teachtaughttaught
teartoretorn
telltoldtold
thinkthoughtthought
throwthrewthrown
understandunderstoodunderstood
wakewokewoken
wearworeworn
weepweptwept
winwonwon
writewrotewritten

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