Irregular Verbs


Irregular verbs are verbs that change their form in an irregular way. They do not follow the same pattern as Regular Verbs.

The following table lists common irregular verbs in three distinct groups.

 
Bare Infinitive
(Base Form)
Past
Form
Present
Participle
Past
Participle
Group 1 - Three Forms the Same
bet bet betting bet
cost cost costing cost
cut cut cutting cut
hit hit hitting hit
let let letting let
put put putting put
shut shut shutting shut
Group 2 - Two Forms the Same
bring brought bringing brought
build built building built
buy bought buying bought
catch caught catching caught
feel felt feeling felt
find found finding found
get got getting got
have had having had
hear heard hearing heard
hold held holding held
leave left leaving left
light lit lighting lit
lose lost losing lost
make made making made
meet met meeting met
pay paid paying paid
read read reading read
say said saying said
sell sold selling sold
send sent sending sent
shoot shot shooting shot
sleep slept sleeping slept
spend spent spending spent
stand stood standing stood
teach taught teaching taught
tell told telling told
thing thought thinking thought
understand understood understanding understood
Group 3 - No Forms the Same
begin began beginning begun
bite bit biting bitten
blow blew blowing blown
break broke breaking broken
choose chose choosing chosen
draw drew drawing drawn
drink drank drinking drunk
drive drove driving driven
eat ate eating eaten
fall fell falling fallen
fly flew flying flown
forget forgot forgetting forgotten
give gave giving given
grow grew growing grown
hide hid hiding hidden
know knew knowing known
ride rid riding ridden
rise rose rising risen
see saw seeing seen
sing sang singing sung
show showed showing shown
speak spoke speaking spoken
take took taking taken
tear tore tearing torn
wake woke waking woken
wear wore wearing worn
write wrote writing written