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Rosemarie’s English Learning Program (ELP) : REGULAR AND IRREGULAR VERBS
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REGULAR & IRREGULAR VERBS

Regular Verbs

English regular verbs change their form very little (unlike irregular verbs). The past tense and past participle of regular verbs end in -ed, for example:work, worked, worked

But you should note the following points:

1. Some verbs can be both regular and irregular, for example: learn, learned, learned/ learn, learnt, learnt

2. Some verbs change their meaning depending on whether they are regular or irregular, for example "to hang":

regular

hang, hanged, hanged

to kill or die, by dropping with a rope around the neck

irregular

hang, hung, hung

to fix something (for example, a picture) at the top so that the lower part is free

3. The present tense of some regular verbs is the same as the past tense of some irregular verbs:

regular

found, founded, founded

irregular

find, foundfound

Regular Verbs List

There are thousands of regular verbs in English. This is a list of 600 of the more common regular verbs. Note that there are some spelling variations in American English (for example, "practise" becomes "practice" in American English).

accept

add

admire

admit

advise

afford

agree

alert

allow

amuse

analyse

announce

annoy

answer

apologise

appear

applaud

appreciate

approve

argue

arrange

arrest

arrive

ask

attach

attack

attempt

attend

attract

avoid

back

bake

balance

ban

bang

bare

bat

bathe

battle

beam

beg

behave

belong

bleach

bless

blind

blink

blot

blush

boast

boil

bolt

bomb

book

bore

borrow

bounce

bow

box

brake

branch

breathe

bruise

brush

bubble

bump

burn

bury

buzz

calculate

call

camp

care

carry

carve

cause

challenge

change

charge

chase

cheat

check

cheer

chew

choke

chop

claim

clap

clean

clear

clip

close

coach

coil

collect

colour

comb

command

communicate

compare

compete

complain

complete

concentrate

concern

confess

confuse

connect

consider

consist

contain

continue

copy

correct

cough

count

cover

crack

crash

crawl

cross

crush

cry

cure

curl

curve

cycle

dam

damage

dance

dare

decay

deceive

decide

decorate

delay

delight

deliver

depend

describe

desert

deserve

destroy

detect

develop

disagree

disappear

disapprove

disarm

discover

dislike

divide

double

doubt

drag

drain

dream

dress

drip

drop

drown

drum

dry

dust

earn

educate

embarrass

employ

empty

encourage

end

enjoy

enter

entertain

escape

examine

excite

excuse

exercise

exist

expand

expect

explain

explode

extend

face

fade

fail

fancy

fasten

fax

fear

fence

fetch

file

fill

film

fire

fit

fix

flap

flash

float

flood

flow

flower

fold

follow

fool

force

form

found

frame

frighten

fry

gather

gaze

glow

glue

grab

grate

grease

greet

grin

grip

groan

guarantee

guard

guess

guide

hammer

hand

handle

hang

happen

harass

harm

hate

haunt

head

heal

heap

heat

help

hook

hop

hope

hover

hug

hum

hunt

hurry

identify

ignore

imagine

impress

improve

include

increase

influence

inform

inject

injure

instruct

intend

interest

interfere

interrupt

introduce

invent

invite

irritate

itch

jail

jam

jog

join

joke

judge

juggle

jump

kick

kill

kiss

kneel

knit

knock

knot

label

land

last

laugh

launch

learn

level

license

lick

lie

lighten

like

list

listen

live

load

lock

long

look

love

man

manage

march

mark

marry

match

mate

matter

measure

meddle

melt

memorise

mend

mess up

milk

mine

miss

mix

moan

moor

mourn

move

muddle

mug

multiply

murder

nail

name

need

nest

nod

note

notice

number

obey

object

observe

obtain

occur

offend

offer

open

order

overflow

owe

own

pack

paddle

paint

park

part

pass

paste

pat

pause

peck

pedal

peel

peep

perform

permit

phone

pick

pinch

pine

place

plan

plant

play

please

plug

point

poke

polish

pop

possess

post

pour

practise

pray

preach

precede

prefer

prepare

present

preserve

press

pretend

prevent

prick

print

produce

program

promise

protect

provide

pull

pump

punch

puncture

punish

push

question

queue

race

radiate

rain

raise

reach

realise

receive

recognise

record

reduce

reflect

refuse

regret

reign

reject

rejoice

relax

release

rely

remain

remember

remind

remove

repair

repeat

replace

reply

report

reproduce

request

rescue

retire

return

rhyme

rinse

risk

rob

rock

roll

rot

rub

ruin

rule

rush

sack

sail

satisfy

save

saw

scare

scatter

scold

scorch

scrape

scratch

scream

screw

scribble

scrub

seal

search

separate

serve

settle

shade

share

shave

shelter

shiver

shock

shop

shrug

sigh

sign

signal

sin

sip

ski

skip

slap

slip

slow

smash

smell

smile

smoke

snatch

sneeze

sniff

snore

snow

soak

soothe

sound

spare

spark

sparkle

spell

spill

spoil

spot

spray

sprout

squash

squeak

squeal

squeeze

stain

stamp

stare

start

stay

steer

step

stir

stitch

stop

store

strap

strengthen

stretch

strip

stroke

stuff

subtract

succeed

suck

suffer

suggest

suit

supply

support

suppose

surprise

surround

suspect

suspend

switch

talk

tame

tap

taste

tease

telephone

tempt

terrify

test

thank

thaw

tick

tickle

tie

time

tip

tire

touch

tour

tow

trace

trade

train

transport

trap

travel

treat

tremble

trick

trip

trot

trouble

trust

try

tug

tumble

turn

twist

type

undress

unfasten

unite

unlock

unpack

untidy

use

vanish

visit

wail

wait

walk

wander

want

warm

warn

wash

waste

watch

water

wave

weigh

welcome

whine

whip

whirl

whisper

whistle

wink

wipe

wish

wobble

wonder

work

worry

wrap

wreck

wrestle

wriggle

x-ray

yawn

yell

zip

zoom


Irregular Verbs

Irregular verbs are an important feature of English. We use irregular verbs a lot when speaking, less when writing. Of course, the most famous English verb of all, the verb "to be", is irregular.

What is the difference between regular verbs and irregular verbs?

Base Form

Past Simple

Past Participle

With regular verbs, the rule is simple...

The past simple and past participle always end in -ed:

finish

finished

finished

stop

stopped

stopped

work

worked

worked

But with irregular verbs, there is no rule...

Sometimes the verb changes completely:

sing

sang

sung

Sometimes there is "half" a change:

buy

bought

bought

Sometimes there is no change:

cut

cut

cut

Irregular Verbs List

This is a list of some irregular verbs in English. Of course, there are many others, but these are the more common irregular verbs.

V1
Base Form

V2
Past Simple

V3
Past Participle

awake

awoke

awoken

be

was, were

been

beat

beat

beaten

become

became

become

begin

began

begun

bend

bent

bent

bet

bet

bet

bid

bid

bid

bite

bit

bitten

blow

blew

blown

break

broke

broken

bring

brought

brought

broadcast

broadcast

broadcast

build

built

built

burn

burned/burnt

burned/burnt

buy

bought

bought

catch

caught

caught

choose

chose

chosen

come

came

come

cost

cost

cost

cut

cut

cut

dig

dug

dug

do

did

done

draw

drew

drawn

dream

dreamed/dreamt

dreamed/dreamt

drive

drove

driven

drink

drank

drunk

eat

ate

eaten

fall

fell

fallen

feel

felt

felt

fight

fought

fought

find

found

found

fly

flew

flown

forget

forgot

forgotten

forgive

forgave

forgiven

freeze

froze

frozen

get

got

got (sometimes gotten)

give

gave

given

go

went

gone

grow

grew

grown

hang

hung

hung

have

had

had

hear

heard

heard

hide

hid

hidden

hit

hit

hit

hold

held

held

hurt

hurt

hurt

keep

kept

kept

know

knew

known

lay

laid

laid

lead

led

led

learn

learned/learnt

learned/learnt

leave

left

left

lend

lent

lent

let

let

let

lie

lay

lain

lose

lost

lost

make

made

made

mean

meant

meant

meet

met

met

pay

paid

paid

put

put

put

read

read

read

ride

rode

ridden

ring

rang

rung

rise

rose

risen

run

ran

run

say

said

said

see

saw

seen

sell

sold

sold

send

sent

sent

show

showed

showed/shown

shut

shut

shut

sing

sang

sung

sit

sat

sat

sleep

slept

slept

speak

spoke

spoken

spend

spent

spent

stand

stood

stood

swim

swam

swum

take

took

taken

teach

taught

taught

tear

tore

torn

tell

told

told

think

thought

thought

throw

threw

thrown

understand

understood

understood

wake

woke

woken

wear

wore

worn

win

won

won

write

wrote

written

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 May 2012 04:38
 

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