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.

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Verb Simple Past Past Participle
to be were been
to have had had
to do did done
to say said said
to go went gone
to get got got / gotten
to make made made
to know knew known
to think thought thought
to take took taken
to see saw seen
to come came come
to find found found
to give gave given
to tell told told
to feel felt felt
to become became become
to leave left left
to put put put
to mean meant meant
to keep kept kept
to let let let
to begin began begun
to show showed shown
to hear heard heard

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