Irregular Verbs List

Irregular Verbs List

Here’s an alphabetical irregular verbs list for ESL and EFL teachers and English Language Learners.

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List of Irregular Verbs (a to c)
arise arose arisen
be was/were been
bear bore borne/born
beat beat beaten/beat
become became become
begin began begun
bend bent bent
bet bet bet
bid bid bid
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
Irregular Verbs List (d to f)
deal dealt dealt
dig dug dug
dive dive/dove dived
do did done
draw drew drawn
dream dreamed/dreamt dreamed/dreamt
drink drank drunk
drive drove driven
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
feed fed fed
feel felt felt
fight fought fought
find found found
fit fit/fitted fit/fitted
flee fled fled
fling flung flung
fly flew flown
forbid forbade forbidden
forecast forecast forecast
forget forgot forgotten
forgive forgave forgiven
forgo forwent forgone
forsake forsook forsaken
freeze froze frozen
Irregular Verbs List (g to l)
get got gotten/got
give gave given
go went gone
grind ground ground
grow grew grown
hang hung hung
have had had
hear heard heard
hide hid hidden
hit hit hit
hold held held
hurt hurt hurt
keep kept kept
kneel kneeled/knelt kneeled/knelt
knit knitted/knit knitted/knit
know knew known
lay laid laid
lead led led
lean leaned/leant leaned/leant
leap leaped/leapt leaped/leapt
learn learned/learnt learned/learnt
leave left left
lend lent lent
let let let
lie lay lain
light lit lit
lose lost lost
Irregular Verbs List (m to s)
make made made
mean meant meant
meet met met
mishear misheard misheard
mislay mislaid mislaid
mislead misled misled
misspeak misspoke misspoken
mistook mistake mistaken
misunderstand misunderstood misunderstood
mow mowed mown
offset offset offset
pay paid paid
put put put
quit quit quit
read read read
rebuild rebuilt rebuilt
redo redid redone
remake remade remade
repay repaid repaid
reread reread reread
retell retold retold
rethink rethought rethought
rewrite rewrote rewritten
rid rid rid
ride rode ridden
ring rang rung
rise rose risen
run ran run
say said said
see saw seen
seek sought sought
sell sold sold
send sent sent
set set set
sew sewed sewn/sewed
shake shook shaken
shed shed shed
shine shone/shined shone/shined
shoot shot shot
show showed shown/showed
shred shredded/shred shredded/shred
shrink shrank/shrunk shrunk
shut shut shut
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
sit sat sat
sleep slept slept
slide slid slid
sling slung slung
slink slunk/slinked slunk/slinked
slit slit slit
smell smelled/smelt smelled/smelt
sneak sneaked/snuck sneaked/snuck
speak spoke spoken
speed sped/speeded sped/speeded
spell spelled/spelt spelled/spelt
spend spent spent
spill spilled/spilt spilled/spilt
spin spun spun
spit spit/spat spit/spat
split split split
spoil spoiled/spoilt spoiled/spoilt
spread spread spread
spring sprang/sprung sprung
stand stood stood
steal stole stolen
stick stuck stuck
sting stung stung
stink stank/stunk stunk
stride strode stridden
strike struck struck/stricken
string strung strung
strive strove/strived striven/strived
swear swore sworn
sweat sweat/sweated sweat/sweated
sweep swept swept
swim swam swum
swing swung swung
Irregular Verbs List (t to w)
take took taken
teach taught taught
tear tore torn
tell told told
think thought thought
throw threw thrown
thrust thrust thrust
tread trod/treaded trodden/trod
typecast typecast typecast
unbend unbent unbent
undergo underwent undergone
underlie underlay underlain
undersell undersold undersold
understand understood understood
undertake undertook undertaken
undo undid undone
unwind unwound unwound
upset upset upset
wake woke/waked woken/waked
wear wore worn
weave wove/weaved woven/weaved
wed wed/wedded wed/wedded
weep wept wept
wet wet wet
win won won
wind wound wound
withdraw withdrew withdrawn
withhold withheld withheld
withstand withstood withstood
wring wrung wrung
write wrote written

See ESL Verb Tenses for tips on teaching the comprehensive list of irregular verbs above, as well as all English verb tenses, to ESL and EFL students.


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