Irregular Verbs in English: Learn English Verbs

List of Irregular Verbs in English: Learn English Verbs Exercises

Good day! In this complete tutorial for beginners, they are going to learn when and how to use Irregular Verbs in English. This lesson provides list of irregular verbs in English to determine the meaning and uses. There are also list of irregular verbs in English exercises for you to practice mastering these ideas. By the end of this discussion you can have the downloadable materials which can serve as your reference in the future.

Now, to start with let us know what are irregular verbs. Irregular verbs are verbs that don’t take on the regular –d, -ed, or -ied spelling patterns of the past simple or past participle. About 70% of the time when we use a verb in English, is irregular.

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Irregular verbs can make you go crazy; but in fact, they follow some patterns.

In this lesson, you’ll learn “groups” of irregular verbs that will help you remember them better.

The first group is irregular Verbs with all 3 forms identical.

These verbs are the same in the present, past and past participle.

For example: put

Present Past Present perfect or past participle
I always put the eggs in the refrigerator.   Yesterday I put the magazines on the table. I’ve already put the clothes in the closet.  

Verbs with all 3 forms identical

set put cut
shut let cost
split hurt burst
spread hit bet
quit fit  

Verbs with identical present and past participle forms

Present Past Past participle
run ran run
become became become
come came come

Next is the List of Irregular Verbs in English with -N in the past participle

4 sub – groups:

  • With “o” in the past and past participle
  • With “o” in the past only
  • Past: -ew, past participle: -own
  • Other

Verbs with -N in the past participle

Sub – group 1:

Present Past Past participle
break broke broken
choose chose chosen
forget forgot forgotten
get got gotten
speak spoke spoken
steal stole stolen
wake woke woken
wear wore worn

Sub – group 2:

Present Past Past participle
drive drove driven
rise rose risen
ride rode ridden
write wrote written

Sub – group 3:

Present Past Past participle
fly flew flown
grow grew grown
know knew known
throw threw thrown

Sub – group 4: Other

Present Past Past participle
bite bit bitten
hide hid hidden
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
give gave given
see saw seen
shake shook shaken
take took taken

Another List of Irregular Verbs in English which are the pronunciation changes

1. Long “e” to short “e”

Present Past Past participle
keep kept kept
sleep slept slept
feel felt felt
bleed bled bled
feed fed fed
meet met met
lead led led

2. eapronounced differently

Present Past Past participle
deal dealt dealt
mean meant meant
read read read
hear heard heard

3. Longichanges to ou

Present Past Past participle
bind bound bound
find found found
grind ground ground
wind wound wound

4. Shortichanges to u

Present Past Past participle
dig dug dug
stick stuck stuck
spin spun spun
sting stung stung

5. -ell changes to -old

Present                        Past                  Past participle

    sell                   sold                      sold

    tell                    told                       told

6. – ought and -aught endings

Present Past Past participle
bring brought brought
buy bought bought
catch caught caught
fight fought fought
seek sought sought
teach taught taught
think thought thought

7. Changes from “I” to “a” to “u”

Present Past Past participle
begin began begun
drink drank drunk
shrink shrank shrunk
ring rang rung
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
spring sprang sprung
swim swam swum

Now is the List of Completely Irregular Verbs in English

Present                        Past           Past Participle

    Am / is / are                was / were                  been                             

             do                               did                        done

             go                               went                     gone

            have                            had                      had

             make                          made                   made

Summary             

You learn “groups” of irregular verbs

1. Verbs with all 3 forms identical

These verbs are the same in the present, past and past participle.

2. Verbs with identical present and past participle forms

3. Verbs with -N in the past participle

Verbs with pronunciation changes

1. Long “e” to short “e”

2. “ea” pronounced differently nb

3. Long “i” changes to “ou”

4. Short “i” changes to “u”

5. -ell changes to -old

6. – ought and -aught endings

7. Changes from “I” to “a” to “u”

Completely Irregular Verbs (do, have, go, make)

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