Irregular Verbs in English Language

General English

What are these Irregular Verbs?

Before going into the details, first lets discuss What are the Regular Verbs?

Well, we can call the verbs which contain the ed at the end of the Simple Past and Past Participle forms as the Regular Verbs. So the format of the regular verbs is Base Verb + ed

Now let’s have a look at some Examples of the regular verbs:

Infinitive Simple past Past participle
 Play  played played
 Visit  visited visited
 Work  worked worked

Ok, you can take plenty of examples like this for Regular verbs. Now lets have a look at the Irregular Verbs. In contrast to the Regular verbs, irregular verbs are those verbs for which the above pattern of conjugation don’t apply.

So, you can’t predict the forms of the Irregular verbs, so you should learn them by heart. Here are some techniques to make them remember.

  • Use them in appropriate contexts (in your writing or in your conversation)
  • Just write down examples in your exercise book.
  • Always keep a list of irregular verbs at your disposal. (Keep in mind, that most language books include a section at the end for irregular verbs.)

 Why to put this much stress on Irregular words? because these are very important in the sentence correction part of the competitive exams (especially Bank Exams ofcourse).

Now Lets have a look at some Irregular Verbs:

Infinitive Simple Past Tense Past Participle
Awake awoke awoken
Be was, were been
Bear bore born
Beat beat beat
Become became become
Begin began begun
Bend bent bent
Beset beset beset
Bet bet bet
Bid bid/bade bid/bidden
Bind bound bound
Bite bit bitten
Bleed bled bled
Blow blew blown
Break broke broken
Breed bred bred
Bring brought brought
Broadcast broadcast broadcast
Build built built
Burn burned/burnt burned/burnt
Burst burst burst
Buy bought bought
Cast cast cast
Catch caught caught
Choose chose chosen
Cling clung clung
Come came come
Cost cost cost
Creep crept crept
Cut cut cut
Deal dealt dealt
Dig dug dug
Dive dived/dove ived
Do did done
Draw drew drawn
Dream dreamed/dreamt dreamed/dreamt
Drive drove driven
Drink drank drunk
Eat ate eaten
Fall fell fallen
Feed fed fed
Feel felt felt
Fight fought fought
Find found found
Fit fit fit
Flee fled fled
Fling flung flung
Fly flew flown
Forbid forbade forbidden
Forget forgot forgotten
forego (forgo) forewent foregone
forgive forgave forgiven
forsake forsook forsaken
freeze froze frozen
get got gotten
give gave given
go went gone
grind ground ground
grow grew grown
hang hung hung
hear heard heard
hide hid hidden
hit hit hit
hold held held
hurt hurt hurt
keep kept kept
kneel knelt knelt
knit knit knit
know knew know
lay laid laid
lead led led
leap leaped/leapt leaped/leapt
learn learned/learnt learned/learnt
leave left left
lend lent lent
let let let
lie lay lain
light lighted/lit lighted
lose lost lost
make made made
mean meant meant
meet met met
misspell misspelled/misspelt misspelled/misspelt
mistake mistook mistaken
mow mowed mowed/mown
overcome overcame overcome
overdo overdid overdone
overtake overtook overtaken
overthrow overthrew overthrown
pay paid paid