Irregular  Verbs

Most of the verbs have a past tense and a past participle. Still many of the verbs have them in an irregular format. Let’s take a look at such verbs i.e the irregular verbs.


Infinitive Simple past Past Participle


alighted, alit alighted, alit
arise arose arisen
awake awoke, awaked awoken, awaked
be was, were been
bear bore borne, born
beat beat beaten, beat
become became become
beget begot begotten
begin began begun
bend bent bent
bereave bereaved, bereft bereaved, bereft
beseech besought, beseeched besought, beseeched
bet bet, betted bet, betted
bid bade, bid bidden, bid, bade
bide bade, bided bided
bind bound bound
bite bit bitten
bleed bled bled
bless blessed, blest blessed, blest
blow blew blown
break broke broken
breed bred bred
bring brought brought
broadcast broadcast, broadcasted broadcast, broadcasted
build built built
burn burnt, burned burnt, burned
burst burst burst
bust bust, busted bust, busted
buy bought bought
can could (kein Participle)
cast cast cast
catch caught caught
choose chose chosen
cleave cleft, cleaved, clove cleft, cleaved, cloven
cling clung clung
clothe clothed, clad clothed, clad
come came come
cost cost cost
creep crept crept
crow crowed crew, crowed
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
dwell dwelt, dwelled dwelt, dwelled
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
feed fed fed
feel felt felt
fight fought fought
find found found
flee fled fled
fling flung flung
fly flew flown
forbid forbad, forbade forbid, forbidden
forecast forecast, forecasted forecast, forecasted
forget forgot forgotten
forsake forsook forsaken
freeze froze frozen
geld gelded, gelt gelded, gelt
get got got, gotten
gild gilded, gilt gilded, gilt
give gave given
gnaw gnawed gnawed, gnawn
go went gone
grind ground ground
grip gripped, gript gripped, gript
grow grew grown
hang hung hung
have had had
hear heard heard
heave heaved, hove heaved, hove
hew hewed hewed, hewn
hide hid hidden, hid
hit hit hit
hold held held
hurt hurt hurt
keep kept kept
kneel knelt, kneeled knelt, kneeled
knit knitted, knit knitted, knit
know knew known
lay laid laid
lead led led
lean leant, leaned leant, leaned
leap leapt, leaped leapt, leaped
learn learnt, learned learnt, learned
leave left left
lend lent lent
let let let
lie lay lain
light lit, lighted lit, lighted
lose lost lost
make made made
may might (kein Participle)
mean meant meant
meet met met
melt melted molten, melted
mow mowed mown, mowed
pay paid paid
pen pent, penned pent, penned
plead pled, pleaded pled, pleaded
prove proved proven, proved
put put put
quit quit, quitted quit, quitted
read read read
rid rid, ridded rid, ridded
ride rode ridden
ring rang rung
rise rose risen
run ran run
saw sawed sawn, sawed
say said said
see saw


Why should one learn Grammar rules?

There are many such confusing words, phrases, rules etc in English. We cannot learn such rules in a day’s time. It is almost impossible to memorize all of them. An idea of such grammar rules come about when you have a stronghold in the language. Still, to refer from time to time and realize our errors, and correct them using such guides and resources is very important.

How many of us know what Antecedents are? They are the nouns replaced by pronouns. Still struggling with the usage of ‘I’ and ‘me’? The answers to all these questions will be solved once you learn the English grammar rules properly. Similarly, the objective case, commonly confused phrases, defining and non defining clauses, inverted sentences, irregular comparatives, superlatives, possessive pronouns etc also can be perfected following the English grammar rules.