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Irregular Verbs List

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


BASE FORM/SIMPLE FORM
SIMPLE PAST TENSE
PAST PARTICIPLE OF VERBS
List of Irregular Verbs (a to c)
arise arosearisen
bewas/werebeen
bearboreborne/born
beatbeatbeaten/beat
becomebecame become
beginbegan begun
bendbent bent
betbet bet
bidbid bid
bindbound bound
bitebitbitten
bleedbled bled
blowblewblown
breakbrokebroken
breedbred bred
bringbrought brought
broadcastbroadcast broadcast
buildbuilt built
burnburned/burnt burned/burnt
burstburstburst
buybought bought
castcast cast
catchcaughtcaught
choosechosechosen
clingclung clung
comecame come
costcost cost
creepcreptcrept
cutcutcut
Irregular Verbs List (d to f)
dealdealtdealt
digdug dug
divedive/dovedived
dodid done
drawdrewdrawn
dreamdreamed/dreamt dreamed/dreamt
drinkdrankdrunk
drivedrovedriven
eatateeaten
fallfellfallen
feedfedfed
feelfeltfelt
fightfought fought
findfoundfound
fitfit/fitted fit/fitted
fleefledfled
flingflungflung
flyflewflown
forbidforbadeforbidden
forecastforecastforecast
forgetforgotforgotten
forgiveforgaveforgiven
forgoforwentforgone
forsakeforsookforsaken
freezefrozefrozen
Irregular Verbs List (g to l)
getgotgotten/got
givegavegiven
gowent gone
grindgroundground
growgrewgrown
hanghung hung
havehad had
hearheardheard
hidehid hidden
hithithit
holdheld held
hurt hurt hurt
keepkeptkept
kneelkneeled/knelt kneeled/knelt
knitknitted/knit knitted/knit
knowknew known
laylaidlaid
leadledled
leanleaned/leant leaned/leant
leapleaped/leapt leaped/leapt
learnlearned/learnt learned/learnt
leaveleftleft
lendlentlent
letlet let
lielay lain
lightlit lit
loselost lost
Irregular Verbs List (m to s)
makemade made
meanmeant meant
meetmet met
mishear misheardmisheard
mislay mislaid mislaid
misleadmisledmisled
misspeak misspoke misspoken
mistook mistakemistaken
misunderstandmisunderstoodmisunderstood
mow mowed mown
offset offset offset
paypaid paid
putput put
quitquitquit
readread read
rebuildrebuiltrebuilt
redoredidredone
remakeremaderemade
repayrepaid repaid
reread reread reread
retellretold retold
rethinkrethought rethought
rewriterewrote rewritten
ridrid rid
rideroderidden
ringrangrung
riseroserisen
runran run
saysaidsaid
seesaw seen
seeksoughtsought
sellsold sold
sendsent sent
set set set
sewsewedsewn/sewed
shakeshookshaken
shedshedshed
shineshone/shinedshone/shined
shootshotshot
showshowed shown/showed
shredshredded/shredshredded/shred
shrinkshrank/shrunkshrunk
shutshutshut
singsangsung
sinksanksunk
sitsatsat
sleepsleptslept
slideslidslid
slingslungslung
slinkslunk/slinked slunk/slinked
slitslitslit
smellsmelled/smelt smelled/smelt
sneaksneaked/snucksneaked/snuck
speakspokespoken
speedsped/speededsped/speeded
spellspelled/speltspelled/spelt
spendspentspent
spillspilled/spiltspilled/spilt
spinspunspun
spitspit/spatspit/spat
splitsplitsplit
spoilspoiled/spoiltspoiled/spoilt
spreadspread spread
springsprang/sprung sprung
standstood stood
stealstole stolen
stickstuck stuck
stingstung stung
stinkstank/stunk stunk
stride strode stridden
strikestruck struck/stricken
stringstrung strung
strivestrove/strived striven/strived
swearsworesworn
sweatsweat/sweatedsweat/sweated
sweepsweptswept
swim swamswum
swing swung swung
Irregular Verbs List (t to w)
taketook taken
teachtaughttaught
teartoretorn
telltoldtold
think thoughtthought
throw threwthrown
thrust thrustthrust
tread trod/treadedtrodden/trod
typecasttypecasttypecast
unbend unbentunbent
undergo underwentundergone
underlieunderlayunderlain
undersellundersoldundersold
understand understoodunderstood
undertake undertook undertaken
undoundid undone
unwind unwound unwound
upset upset upset
wake woke/wakedwoken/waked
wear woreworn
weave wove/weaved woven/weaved
wed wed/wedded wed/wedded
weep wept wept
wetwet wet
win won won
wind wound wound
withdraw withdrew withdrawn
withhold withheldwithheld
withstand withstood withstood
wring wrungwrung
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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