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Top Irregular English Verbs

Many of the most important verbs in English are irregular in the simple past and past participle forms. Irregular verbs don't follow a set pattern so they have to be learnt individually. The list below shows the most common irregular verbs, with the simple past and participle for each. Click on the verb name to see full conjugation tables.

Irregular forms are in red.


Some irregular verbs have multiple forms, hover over the info icon by a verb for more information on its usage.

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No. Verb Simple Past Past Participle
1 to be were been
2 to have had had
3 to do did done
4 to say said said
5 to go went gone
6 to get got got / gotten
7 to make made made
8 to know knew known
9 to think thought thought
10 to take took taken
11 to see saw seen
12 to come came come
13 to find found found
14 to give gave given
15 to tell told told
16 to feel felt felt
17 to become became become
18 to leave left left
19 to put put put
20 to mean meant meant
21 to keep kept kept
22 to let let let
23 to begin began begun
24 to show showed shown
25 to hear heard heard