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Here is a list of common irregular verbs. It might be helpful to memorize the ones you are not familiar with, but many are tricky no matter how many times we see and hear them.


Simple Form

be (is, am, are)
begin
bend
bet
bite
bleed
blow
break
bring
build
buy
catch
choose
come
cost
cut
deal
do
draw
drink
drive
eat
fall
feel
fight
find
fly
forget
get
go
have
hear
hit
hold
keep
know
lead
lend
let
lie (as in on a bed)
lose
make
mean
meet
put
read
run
see
sleep
speak
spend
stand
swim
take
tell
think
throw
wake
wear
write
Past Tense

was, were
began
bent
bet
bit
bled
blew
broke
brought
built
bought
caught
chose
came
cost
cut
dealt
did
drew
drank
drove
ate
fell
felt
fought
found
flew
forgot
got
went
had
heard
hit
held
kept
knew
led
lent
let
lay
lost
made
meant
met
put
read
ran
saw
slept
spoke
spent
stood
swam
took
told
thought
threw
woke (or waked)
wore
wrote
Past Participle

been
begun
bent
bet
bitten (or bit)
bled
blown
broken
brought
built
bought
caught
chosen
come
cost
cut
dealt
done
drawn
drunk
driven
eaten
fallen
felt
fought
found
flown
forgotten (or forgot)
got (or gotten)
gone
had
heard
hit
held
kept
known
led
lent
let
lain
lost
made
meant
met
put
read
run
seen
slept
spoken
spent
stood
swum
taken
told
thought
thrown
woken (or waked)
worn
written


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