Irregular verbs

Here is a list of fifty of the most common irregular verbs in English with some examples below.

InfinitivePast SimplePast Participle
bewas / werebeen
becomebecamebecome
beginbeganbegun
bringbroughtbrought
buyboughtbought
choosechosechosen
comecamecome
dodiddone
drinkdrankdrunk
drivedrovedriven
eatateeaten
fallfellfallen
feelfeltfelt
findfoundfound
flyflewflown
forgetforgotforgotten
getgotgot (gotten in USA)
givegavegiven
gowentgone
havehadhad
hearheardheard
keepkeptkept
knowknewknown
leaveleftleft
lendlentlent
letletlet
loselostlost
makemademade
meetmetmet
paypaidpaid
putputput
readread (pronounced /red/)read (pronounced /red/)
runranrun
saysaidsaid
seesawseen
sellsoldsold
sendsentsent
singsangsung
sitsatsat
sleepsleptslept
speakspokespoken
standstoodstood
swimswamswum
taketooktaken
teachtaughttaught
telltoldtold
thinkthoughtthought
understandunderstoodunderstood
wearworeworn
writewrotewritten
  • Examples of irregular verbs :

beat / beat / beaten

We beat the home team yesterday.
I’ve never beaten Tom at chess.
Do you think you could beat him?

drink / drank / drunk

I was so thirsty I drank two bottles of water.
Have you drunk any water yet?
I’ll drink something when I get there.

give / gave / given 

They gave us an early appointment.
He’s given up on trying to learn Japanese.
I’ll give you a call next week.

make / made / made

I made the bed before I left

I’ve made some tea. Would you like some?Will he make the meeting next week?

see / saw / seen

Have you seen Angie yet?

I saw the film last week.

She’s going to see her friend next weekend.

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