Irregular Verbs List (with Printable PDF)

Some verbs do not end in -d or -ed for their past form. They are called irregular verbs, and there’s no other way to learn them than to memorize the words. Or consult a handy list!

Check out this list of irregular verbs I made to help you form grammatically correct sentences. This list contains base forms, simple past tense, and past participle forms of verbs.

What are Irregular Verbs?

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Irregular verbs are ones that don’t actually follow the typical pattern for simple past tense and past participle form. All the irregular verbs do not end in -d or -ed when used in their past or past participle form. Instead, there is a change in spelling, or the root verb does not change at all.

English Irregular Verb list

Below is my list of common irregular verbs used in the English language. Save it to your computer or print off a copy to refer back to when you need it.

Root VerbSimple Past TensePast Participle Form
BeWasBeen
DoDidDone
HaveHadHad
SaySaidSaid
GoWentGone
TakeTookTaken
SeeSawSeen
ComeCameCame
GetGotGotten
GiveGaveGiven

By learning the irregular verbs above, you’ll be more familiar with the rest of English irregular verbs.

Root VerbSimple Past TensePast Participle Form
AbideAbodeAbode
AriseAroseArisen
AwakeAwokeAwoken
BearBearBorne/Born
BeatBeatBeaten
BecomeBecameBecome
BegetBegat/BegotBegotten
BeginBeganBegun
BetBetBet
BidBid/BadBid/Bidden
BitBitBitten
BlowBlewBlown
BreakBrokeBroken
BringBroughtBrought
BuyBoughtBought
BroadcastBroadcastBroadcast
BuildBuiltBuilt
BurnBurned/BurntBurned/Burnt
BurstBurstBurst
CanCouldCould
CastCastCast
CatchCaughtCaught
ChooseChoseChosen
ClingClungClung
ClotheClad/ClothedClad/clothed
CostCostCost
CreepCreptCrept
CutCutCut
DealDealtDealt
DigDugDug
DrawDrewDrawn
DreamDreamed/DreamtDreamed/Dreamt
DrinkDrankDrunk
DriveDroveDriven
DwellDweltDwelt/Dwelled
EatAteEaten
FallFellFallen
FeedFedFed
FeelFeltFelt
FightFoughtFought
FindFoundFound
FleeFledFled
FlyFlewFlown
FlingFlungFlung
ForbidForbadeForbidden
ForgetForgotForgotten
ForsakeForsookForsaken
GetGotGotten
GiveGaveGiven
GrindGroundGround
GrowGrewGrown
HangHungHung
HitHitHit
HoldHeldHeld
HurtHurtHurt
KneelKnelt/KnelledKnelt/Kneeled
KnowKnewKnown
LayLaidLaid
LeadLedLed
LeanLeant/LeanedLeant/Leaned
LeapLeaped/LeaptLeaped/Leapt
LeaveLeftLeft
LendLentLent
LetLetLet
LieLayLain
LoseLostLost
LightLit/LightedLit/Lighted
MeetMetMet
MowMowedMowed/Mown
OffsetOffsetOffset
OvercomeOvercameOvercome
PartakePartookPartaken
PayPaidPaid
PleadPled/PleadedPled/Pleaded
PresetPresetPreset
ProveProvedProven
PutPutPut
QuitQuitQuit
ReadReadRead
RelayRelaidRelaid
RendRentRent
RidRidRid
RideRidRidden
RingRungRung
RiseRoseRisen
RunRanRun
SeekSoughtSought
SellSoldSold
SendSentSent
SetSetSet
ShakeShookShaken
ShineShoneShone
ShoeShodShod
ShowShowedShown
ShootShotShot
ShutShutShut
SingSangSung
SinkSank/SunkSunken
SitSatSat
SlaySlewSlain
SleepSleptSlept
SlideSlidSlid
SlitSlitSlit
SmellSmeltSmelt
SpeakSpokeSpoken
SpeedSpedSped
SpellSpelled/SpeltSpelled/Spelt
SpinSpunSpunt
SplitSplitSplit
SpoilSpoiltSpoilt
SpreadSpreadSpread
StandStoodStood
StealStoleStolen
StingStungStung
StrewStrewedStrewn/Strewed
StrikeStruckStricken
StriveStroveStriven
SweatSweatSweat
TeachTaughtTaught
TearToreTorn
TellToldTold
ThriveThrivedThriven/Thrived
ThrowThrewThrown
ThrustThrustThrust
UndergoUnderwentUndergone
WakeWokeWoken
WeepWeptWept
WinWonWon
WindWoundWound
WithdrawWithdrewWithdrawn
WringWrungWrung
WriteWroteWritten

Memorize the Irregular Verbs

Irregular verbs follow unique patterns for their simple past and past participle forms. I hope my list of irregular verbs helps you find the correct verb to use. Like I said, print it off or save it to your computer.

Remember that some irregular verbs end in -en, while some completely change their spellings. Other irregular verbs stay in their base form.

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