Irregular verbs

English has many irregular verbs. Students should make sure that they know all of them. Here is a list of the more common irregular verbs. For a complete list of irregular verbs, see a good dictionary.

Infinitive Simple past Past participle
Arise Arose Arisen
Awake Awoke Awoken
Bet Bet, betted Bet, betted
Beat Beat Beaten
Become Became Become
Begin Began Begun
Bend Bent Bent
Bind Bound Bound
Bite Bit Bitten
Bleed Bled Bled
Blow Blew Blown
Break Broke Broken
Bring Brought Brought
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
Deal Dealt Dealt
Dig Dug Dug
Do Did Done
Draw Drew Drawn
Dream Dreamt/dreamed Dreamt/dreamed
Drink Drank Drunk
Drive Drove Driven
Eat Ate Eaten
Fall Fell Fallen
Feed Fed Fed
Fight Fought Fought
Find Found Found
Fly Flew Flown
Forget Forgot Forgotten
Forgive Forgave Forgiven
Freeze Froze Frozen
Get Got Got/gotten
Give Gave Given
Go Went Gone/been
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
Lean Leant/leaned Leant/leaned
Learn Learnt/learned Learnt/learned
Mean Meant Meant
Read Read Read
Ride Rode Ridden
Shake Shook Shaken
Sink Sank Sunk
Speed Sped Sped
Steal Stole Stolen
Spoil Spoilt/spoiled Spoilt/spoiled
Swing Swung Swung
Teach Taught Taught
Throw Threw Thrown
Wear Wore Worn
Write Wrote Written