English Irregular Verbs

There are many Irregular Verbs in English which do not conform to the pattern. The principal parts of the English verb are the base form, the simple past, and the past participle. For regular verbs, the simple past and the past participle are spelled the same and are created by adding
ed to the base form. However, there are many irregular verbs in English which do not conform to this pattern.

The additional forms of the verb in English are the
s form (3rd person singular present), and the present participle, which is created by adding ing to the base form. There are no irregular forms of the present participle, so the spelling of any verb will adhere to the rules of spelling for regular inflection.

A comprehensive list of
619 English irregular verbs, including their base form, past simple, past participle and definitions is here below.

Base Form Past Simple Past Participle Definition
Eat Ate Eaten To consume solid food
End-run End-ran End-run To avoid doing something by cheating or deceit
Engird Engirt Engirt To encircle, encompass
Engrave Engraved Engraved/Engraven To carve letters or a pattern into the surface of something
Enwind Enwound Enwound To make into a coil
To wrap around something

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