Irregular Verbs Examples [List]

Irregular Verbs Examples [List]

There are three parts of regular verbs;

  1. Root form
  2. Past simple
  3. Past participle

To root the verb with both past and past participle, we add ‘ed’ with the root verb. Irregular verbs don’t follow this conjugation rule and take a substitute pattern.  In the English language, there are almost two hundred irregular verbs.

Examples of Irregular Verbs

Base form (V1)  Past simple (V2) V3 Past participle
awake Awoke awoken
beat beat beaten
begin began begun
cut Cut cut
come came come
dig dug dug
draw drew drawn
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
fly flew flown
get got gotten
give gave given
hit hit hit
hide hid hidden
know knew known
learn Learned Learned
lend lent lent
mean meant meant
pay paid paid
put put put
ride rode ridden
ring rang rang
say said said
sell sold sold
take took taken
tear tore torn
understand understood understood
wake woke woken
wear wore worn
write wrote written


abide abode abode
arise arose arisen
be was/were been
bear bore born
bend bent bent
can could could
choose chose chosen
deal dealt dealt
drink drank drunk
fight fought fought
forget forgot forgotten
go went gone
hurt hurt hurt
hear heard heard
keep kept kept
kneel Knelt/kneeled Knelt/kneeled
lay laid laid
leave left left
meet met met
make made made
plead pled / pleaded pled / pleaded
preset preset preset
relay relaid relaid
run ran run
see saw seen
see sought sought
think thought thought
throw threw thrown
undergo underwent undergone
weep wept wept
withdraw withdrew withdrawn


bind bound bound
bet bet bet
bite bit bitten
blow blew blown
bring brought brought
buy bought bought
build built built
catch caught caught
cost cost cost
creep crept crept
chide Chid / chode Chid / chidden
cling clung clung
clothe clothed clothed
do did done
dream dreamt/dreamed dreamt/dreamed
drive drove driven
dwell dwelt dwelt
dive dived dived
feed fed fed
feel felt felt
find found found
fling flang flung
freeze froze frozen
flee flew flown
forbid forbade forbidden
grow grew grown
grind ground ground
Hang (a picture) hung hung
Hang (to put to death) hanged hanged
have had had


hold held held
knit knitted knitted
leave left left
let let let
lose lost lost
lie lay lain
lean leant / leaned leant / leaned
leap leapt / leaped leapt / leaped
light lit / lighted lit / lighted
mow mowed mowed
own owned owned
partake partook partaken
prove proved proved/proven
read read read
rise rose risen
send sent sent
show showed showed
shut shut shut
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
sit sat sat
sleep slept slept
stink stank stunk
stand stood stood
swim swam swam
swing swang swung
swell swelled swollen
swear swore sworn
strike struck struck/stricken
strew strewed strewed / strewn
strive strove strove
sweep swept swept
swing swung swung
stick stuck stuck
sting stung stung
teach taught taught
tell told told
thrust thrust thrust
thrive throve / thrived throve / thrived
typeset typeset typeset
win won won
wet wet / wetted wet / wetted
wind wound wound
wring wrung wrung
welcome welcomed welcomed
wed wed wed

Read More Tutorials on Verbs

  1. Action verb
  2.  Auxiliary verbs
  3.  Stative Verbs
  4. Modal Verbs
  5. Phrasal verbs
  6. Irregular Verbs
  7. Confusing Verbs
  8. Transitive and intransitive Verbs
  9. Finite and non-finite Verbs
  10. Dynamic Verbs