Irregular Verbs

This page contains a list of Irregular Verbs. If the table below is not what you're looking for, check this more detailed Verb List. Try to memorize them because they're very important in communication, and might be very helpful to convey your most important expressions. Make sure to check our Learn English page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.

Irregular Verbs


In contrast to regular verbs, irregular verbs are those verbs that fall outside the standard patterns of conjugation in the languages in which they occur.
The English language has a large number of irregular verbs. In the great majority of these, the past participle and/or past tense is not formed according to the usual patterns of English regular verbs. Other parts of the verb — such as the present 3rd person singular -s or -es, and present participle -ing — may still be formed regularly.
Among the exceptions are the verb to be and certain defective verbs which cannot be conjugated into certain tenses.

    

Irregular Verb Simple Past Past Participle
 
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awakeawokeawoken
bewas, werebeen
beatbeatbeaten
becomebecamebecome
beginbeganbegun
bendbentbent
betbetbet
bidbidbid
bitebitbitten
blowblewblown
breakbrokebroken
bringbroughtbrought
broadcastbroadcastbroadcast
buildbuiltbuilt
burnburned/burntburned/burnt
buyboughtbought
catchcaughtcaught
choosechosechosen
comecamecome
costcostcost
cutcutcut
digdugdug
dodiddone
drawdrewdrawn
dreamdreamed/dreamtdreamed/dreamt
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drivedrovedriven
drinkdrankdrunk
eatateeaten
fallfellfallen
feelfeltfelt
fightfoughtfought
findfoundfound
flyflewflown
forgetforgotforgotten
forgiveforgaveforgiven
freezefrozefrozen
getgotgotten
givegavegiven
gowentgone
growgrewgrown
hanghunghung
havehadhad
hearheardheard
hidehidhidden
hithithit
holdheldheld
hurthurthurt
keepkeptkept
knowknewknown
laylaidlaid
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leadledled
learnlearned/learntlearned/learnt
leaveleftleft
lendlentlent
letletlet
lielaylain
loselostlost
makemademade
meanmeantmeant
meetmetmet
paypaidpaid
putputput
readreadread
rideroderidden
ringrangrung
riseroserisen
runranrun
saysaidsaid
seesawseen
sellsoldsold
sendsentsent
showshowedshowed/shown
shutshutshut
singsangsung
sitsatsat
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sleepsleptslept
speakspokespoken
spendspentspent
standstoodstood
swimswamswum
taketooktaken
teachtaughttaught
teartoretorn
telltoldtold
thinkthoughtthought
throwthrewthrown
understandunderstoodunderstood
wakewokewoken
wearworeworn
winwonwon
writewrotewritten

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