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List of Irregular Verbs in English

Most verbs in English are regular. It means that the base verbs don’t change when we use them in past tense or past participle. Irregular verbs are those change their forms when we use them in past tense or past participle.

For example:
Regular verb: work – worked – worked
Irregular verb: have – had – had

Since these verbs are irregular, we have to memorize their forms in use. Here is the complete list of Irregular Verbs in English. Click on the letter A-Z to find words you need.

(see a list of Regular Verbs)

Irregular Verbs

A B C D E F G H K

L M N P Q R S T U W

InfinitiveSimple PastPast Participle

A

arisearosearisen
awakeawakened / awokeawakened / awoken

B

backslidebackslidbackslidden / backslid
bewas, werebeen
bearboreborn / borne
beatbeatbeaten / beat
becomebecamebecome
beginbeganbegun
bendbentbent
betbet / bettedbet / betted
bidbid / badebidden
bidbidbid
bindboundbound
bitebitbitten
bleedbledbled
blowblewblown
breakbrokebroken
breedbredbred
bringbroughtbrought
broadcastbroadcast / broadcastedbroadcast / broadcasted
buildbuiltbuilt
burnburned / burntburned / burnt
burstburstburst
bustbusted / bustbusted / bust
buyboughtbought

C

castcastcast
catchcaughtcaught
choosechosechosen
clingclungclung
clotheclothed / cladclothed / clad
comecamecome
costcostcost
creepcreptcrept
cutcutcut

D

daydreamdaydreamed / daydreamtdaydreamed / daydreamt
dealdealtdealt
digdugdug
disprovedisproveddisproved / disproven
divedove / diveddived
divedived / dovedived
dodiddone
drawdrewdrawn
dreamdreamed / dreamtdreamed / dreamt
drinkdrankdrunk
drivedrovedriven
dwelldwelt / dwelleddwelt / dwelled

E

eatateeaten

F

fallfellfallen
feedfedfed
feelfeltfelt
fightfoughtfought
findfoundfound
fit (tailor, change size)fitted / fitfitted / fit
fit (be right size)fit / fittedfit / fitted
fleefledfled
flingflungflung
flyflewflown
forbidforbadeforbidden
forecastforecastforecast
foregoforewentforegone
foreseeforesawforeseen
foretellforetoldforetold
forgetforgotforgotten / forgot
forgiveforgaveforgiven
forsakeforsookforsaken
freezefrozefrozen

G

getgotgotten / got
givegavegiven
gowentgone
grindgroundground
growgrewgrown

H

hanghunghung
havehadhad
hearheardheard
hewhewedhewn / hewed
hidehidhidden
hithithit
holdheldheld
hurthurthurt

K

keepkeptkept
kneelknelt / kneeledknelt / kneeled
knitknitted / knitknitted / knit
knowknewknown

L

laylaidlaid
leadledled
leanleaned / leantleaned / leant
leapleaped / leaptleaped / leapt
learnlearned / learntlearned / learnt
leaveleftleft
lendlentlent
letletlet
lielaylain
lie (not tell truth)liedlied
lightlit / lightedlit / lighted
loselostlost

M

makemademade
meanmeantmeant
meetmetmet
misunderstandmisunderstoodmisunderstood
mowmowedmowed / mown

P

partakepartookpartaken
paypaidpaid
pleadpleaded / pledpleaded / pled
proofreadproofreadproofread
proveprovedproven / proved
putputput

Q

quick-freezequick-frozequick-frozen
quitquit / quittedquit / quitted

R

readread (sounds like “red”)read (sounds like “red”)
ridridrid
rideroderidden
ringrangrung
riseroserisen
runranrun

S

sawsawedsawed / sawn
saysaidsaid
seesawseen
seeksoughtsought
sellsoldsold
sendsentsent
setsetset
sewsewedsewn / sewed
shakeshookshaken
shaveshavedshaved / shaven
shearshearedsheared / shorn
shedshedshed
shineshined / shoneshined / shone
shootshotshot
showshowedshown / showed
shrinkshrank / shrunkshrunk
shutshutshut
singsangsung
sinksank / sunksunk
sitsatsat
slay (kill)slew / slayedslain / slayed
slay (amuse)slayedslayed
sleepsleptslept
slideslidslid
slingslungslung
slinkslinked / slunkslinked / slunk
slitslitslit
smellsmelled / smeltsmelled / smelt
sneaksneaked / snucksneaked / snuck
sowsowedsown / sowed
speakspokespoken
speedsped / speededsped / speeded
spellspelled / speltspelled / spelt
spendspentspent
spillspilled / spiltspilled / spilt
spinspunspun
spitspit / spatspit / spat
splitsplitsplit
spoilspoiled / spoiltspoiled / spoilt
spreadspreadspread
springsprang / sprungsprung
standstoodstood
stealstolestolen
stickstuckstuck
stingstungstung
stinkstunk / stankstunk
strewstrewedstrewn / strewed
stridestrodestridden
strike (delete)struckstricken
strike (hit)struckstruck / stricken
stringstrungstrung
strivestrove / strivedstriven / strived
subletsubletsublet
sunburnsunburned / sunburntsunburned / sunburnt
swearsworesworn
sweatsweat / sweatedsweat / sweated
sweepsweptswept
swellswelledswollen / swelled
swimswamswum
swingswungswung

T

taketooktaken
teachtaughttaught
teartoretorn
telecasttelecasttelecast
telltoldtold
test-drivetest-drovetest-driven
test-flytest-flewtest-flown
thinkthoughtthought
throwthrewthrown
thrustthrustthrust
treadtrodtrodden / trod

U

understandunderstoodunderstood
undertakeundertookundertaken
undoundidundone

W

wakewoke / wakedwoken / waked
waylaywaylaidwaylaid
wearworeworn
weavewove / weavedwoven / weaved
wedwed / weddedwed / wedded
weepweptwept
wetwet / wettedwet / wetted
whetwhettedwhetted
winwonwon
windwoundwound
withdrawwithdrewwithdrawn
withholdwithheldwithheld
withstandwithstoodwithstood
wringwrungwrung
writewrotewritten

 

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