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Irregular Verbs

List of Irregular Verbs in English

Irregular verbs are so called because their past forms (V2 and V3) are not made by adding '-d', '-ed', '- ied' to their ends. Their past forms (V2 & V3) are usually different from each other.
Recall the Forms of Verbs written below.

Irregular Verbs List

Infinitive ‘V1’

Simple Past ‘V2’

Past participle ‘V3’

Alight

alighted/alit

alighted/alit

Abide

abode

abode

Arise

arose

arisen

Awake

awoke

awoken

Be

was/were

been

Bear

bore

born

Beat

beat

beaten

Become

became

become

Befall

befell

befallen

Begin

begot

begot

Bid

bid

bid

Bid

bade

bidden

Behold

beheld

beheld

Bereave

bereaved

bereaved

Bend

bent

bent

Beseech

besought

besought

Bet

bet/betted

bet

Bind

bound

bound

Bite

bit

bitten

Blow

blew

blown

Bleed

bled

bled

Break

broke

broken

Bring

brought

brought

Broadcast

broadcast

broadcast

Breed

bred

bred

Build

built

built

Burn

burnt

burnt

Beget

begot

begotten

Burst

burst

burst

Buy

bought

bought

Bless

blessed/blest

blessed/blest

Bust

bust/busted

bust/busted

Bide

bade/bided

bided

Cast

cast

cast

Catch

caught

caught

Chide

chid

chidden

Come

came

come

Clothe

clad/clothed

clad/clothed

Choose

chose

chosen

Cling

clung

clung

Can

could

could

Cleave

clove

cloven

Cost

cost

cost

Creep

crept

crept

Crow

crew

crowed/crown

Cut

cut

cut

Dare

durst

durst

Deal

dealt

dealt

Dig

dug

dug

Do

did

done

Draw

drew

drawn

Deal

dealt

dealt

Dig

dug

dug

Dream

dreamt

dreamt

Drink

drank

drunk

Dive

dived

dived/dove

Drive

drove

driven

Dwell

dwelt

dwelt

Eat

ate

eaten

Feel

felt

felt

Fight

fought

fought

Fall

fell

fallen

Feed

fed

fed

Find

found

found

Flee

fled

fled

Forecast

forecast

forecast

Fling

flung

flung

Fly

flew

flown

Forbear

forbore

forborn

Foresee

foresaw

foreseen

Forbid

forbade

forbidden

Forget

forgot

forgotten

Forgive

forgave

forgiven

Forsake

forsook

forsake

Freeze

froze

frozen

Gild

gilt

gilt

Get

Gilded/got

Gilded/got

Gnaw

gnawed

gnawed/gnawn

Give

gave

given

Gird

girt

girt

Grip

gripped/gript

gripped/gript

Go

went

gone

Grind

ground

ground

Grow

grew

grown

Hang

hung

hung

Hear

heard

heard

Heave

heaved/hove

heaved/hove

Have

had

had

Hew

hewed

hewn

Hide

hid

hidden

Hit

hit

hit

Hold

held

held

Hurt

hurt

hurt

Keep

kept

kept

Kneel

Knelt/ knelled

Knelt/ kneeled

Knit

knit

knit

Know

knew

known

Lay

laid

laid

Lean

leant

leant

lead

led

led

Leap

leapt

leapt

Learn

learnt

learnt

Leave

left

left

Lend

lent

lent

Let

let

let

Lie

lay

lain

Lie

lied

lied

Light

lit

lit

Lose

lost

lost

Make

made

made

Mean

meant

meant

Meet

met

met

May

might

may

Melt

melted

molten/melted

Mow

mowed

Mown/mowed

Overcome

overcame

overcome

Offset

offset

offset

Pay

paid

paid

Partake

Partook

partaken

Pen

Pent/penned

Pent/penned

Put

Put

Put

Plead

pled/pleaded

pled/pleaded

Preset

preset

preset

Prove

proved

proven/proved

Quit

quit/quitted

quit/quitted

Read

read/red

read

Relay

relaid

relaid

Rend

rent

rent

Rid

rid

rid

Ride

rode

ridden

Rise

rose

risen

Ring

rang

rung

Run

ran

run

Saw

sawed

sawn

Say

said

said

See

saw

seen

Seek

sought

sought

Sell

sold

sold

Send

sent

sent

Set

set

set

Sew

sewed

sewn

Shake

shook

shaken

Shear

shore

shorn

Shed

shed

shed

Shine

shone

shone

Shoe

shod

shod

Shoot

shot

shot

Show

showed

shown

Shrink

shrank

shrunk

Shut

shut

shut

Sing

sang

sung

Sink

sank

sunk

Sit

sat

sat

Slay

slew

slain

Sleep

slept

slept

Slide

slid

slid

Sling

slang

slung

Slink

slunk

slunk

Slit

slit

slit

Smell

smelt

smelt

Smite

smote

smitten

Sow

sowed

sown

Speak

spoke

spoken

Speed

sped

sped

Spell

spelt

spelt

Spend

spent

spent

Spill

spilt

spilt

Spin

spun

spun

Spit

spat

spat

Spilt

spilt

spilt

Spread

spread

spread

Spring

sprang

sprung

Stand

stood

stood

Steal

stole

stolen

Stick

stuck

stuck

Sting

stung

stung

Stink

stank

stunk

Strew

strewed

strewn

Stride

strode

strodden

Strike

struck

struck

String

strung

strung

Strive

strove

striven

Swear

swore

sworn

Sweep

swept

swept

Swell

swelled

swelled

Swim

swam

swum

Sweat

sweat/sweated

sweat/sweated

Swing

swang

swung

Take

took

taken

Teach

taught

taught

Telecast

telecast/telecasted

telecast/telecasted

Tear

tore

torn

Tell

told

told

Think

thought

thought

Thrive

throve

thriven

Throw

threw

thrown

Thrust

thrust

thrust

Typeset

typeset

typeset

Tread

trod

trodden

Undertake

undertook

undertaken

Understand

understood

understood

Wake

Woke/waked

woken

Weave

wove

woven

Wed

wed/wedded

wed/wedded

Weep

wept

wept

Wear

wore

worn

Wet

Wet/wetted

wet

Win

won

won

Withdraw

withdrew

withdrawn

Wind

wound

wound

Wring

wrange

wrung

Write

wrote

written


Note :
Apart from the above verbs, all the verbs are regular, That is, -d., - ed., - ied will be used to make their V2 / V3.

example :
  • play-played-played
  • work-worked-worked
  • arrest-arrested-arrested.

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