60 Sentences with Irregular Verbs in English

In this post, you will find examples of sentences with irregular verbs with different tenses in English

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

These are some examples of sentences using irregular verbs:

#1Somebody stole my wallet
#2I paid for everything you ate
#3She made a very delicious cake
#4I broke a window
#5I fed all the dogs
#6She sent an important email

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Irregular Verbs: Past and Past Participle

The past and participle form of the verbs is the most visible when using tenses in English such as:

  • Simple past: I made a cake
  • Present Perfect: I have made a cake
  • Past Perfect: I have made something delicious

In the case of the simple past, the past form is only used with affirmative sentences:

  • I made a cake
  • I didn’t make a cake
  • Did you make the cake?

In the past and present perfect, the past participle is used with all types of sentences

  • I have made a cake
  • I haven’t made a cake
  • Have you made a cake?
  • I had prepared dinner for you
  • I hadn’t prepared dinner for you
  • Had I prepared dinner for you?

List of Irregular Verbs in English: A to E

These are some examples of irregular verbs in English

bewas, werebeen
beatbeatbeaten, beat
becomebecamebecome
beginbeganbegun
bendbentbent
betbet, bettedbet, betted
bitebitbitten
bleedbledbled
blessblessed, blestblessed, blest
blowblewblown
breakbrokebroken
bringbroughtbrought
buildbuiltbuilt
catchcaughtcaught
choosechosechosen
cleavecleft, cleaved, clovecleft, cleaved, cloven
comecamecome
costcostcost
cutcutcut
dealdealtdealt
digdugdug
dodiddone
drawdrewdrawn
drinkdrankdrunk
drivedrovedriven
eatateeaten

List of Irregular Verbs in English: F to M

These are some examples of irregular verbs in English

findfoundfound
fleefledfled
flyflewflown
forgetforgotforgotten
getgotgot, gotten
givegavegiven
gowentgone
grindgroundground
growgrewgrown
hanghunghung
havehadhad
hearheardheard
hidehidhidden, hid
hithithit
holdheldheld
hurthurthurt
keepkeptkept
leaveleftleft
loselostlost
makemademade
meanmeantmeant
meetmetmet

List of Irregular Verbs in English: P to Z

These are some examples of irregular verbs in English

paypaidpaid
proveprovedproven, proved
putputput
readreadread
runranrun
sawsawedsawn, sawed
saysaidsaid
seesawseen
sellsoldsold
sitsatsat
slayslewslain
sleepsleptslept
speakspokespoken
spendspentspent
spillspilt, spilledspilt, spilled
standstoodstood
stealstolestolen
swimswamswum
swingswungswung
taketooktaken
teachtaughttaught
telltoldtold
thinkthoughtthought
throwthrewthrown
understandunderstoodunderstood
wakewoke, wakedwoken, waked
wearworeworn
writewrotewritten

Sentences with Irregular Verbs: Simple Past

These are example of sentences with irregular verbs

  • I went to the supermarket
  • I sent an email to my boss
  • I bought a new house
  • I ran four miles yesterday
  • She took a shower
  • She had a baby
  • She made a cake
  • She rode her bike to work
  • He was my friends
  • He began reading a book
  • He caught a cold
  • He gave me a call last week
  • They drank a beer
  • They ate a Pizza
  • They feed the dogs
  • They forgot their passwords
  • We flew to London
  • We gave them permission
  • We knew the answer
  • We found this book on the table

Sentences with Irregular Verbs: Present Perfect

These are some sentences with irregular verbs using the Present Perfect

  • I have read many book
  • I have taken a few classes
  • I have done my homework
  • She has paid for the food
  • She has won the game
  • She has seen ghosts
  • He has spent a lot of money on video games
  • He has bought more alt coins
  • He has done his homework
  • We have written a book
  • We have spent many nights together
  • We have stolen cars near the stadium
  • They have heard about it
  • They have lost their cards
  • They have met before

Sentences with Irregular Verbs: Past Perfect

These are some sentences with irregular verbs using the Past Perfect

  • I had already told that story
  • I had made a few promises
  • She had made a few promise
  • She had bought herself a car
  • He had seen a ghost
  • He had stolen a bike
  • He had failed the test
  • They had written several books in the past
  • They had read that book already
  • We had found a body near the river
  • We had taught classes before

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