What are irregular verbs?
Most verbs in the English language take -ed to form the past tense and the past participle forms. For example:
I worked in New York for many years.
I have worked in New York for thirty years.
Some verbs are irregular, which means they don’t follow the usual -ed pattern. In fact, irregular verbs are more a matter of vocabulary memorization than grammar, and so you must simply work towards memorizing the words. Here are a few examples of irregular verbs:
Thomas swam in the lake every summer afternoon.
I had forgotten my lunch appointment, so I got to the restaurant thirty minutes late.
Our teacher taught us about irregular verbs yesterday.
Here’s a list of many irregular verbs. The ones marked with the following symbol ( ο ) are more often used, and should perhaps first be studied.
Irregular Verbs Beginner Word Search Puzzle includes 3 levels of difficulty.