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
Hagride Hagrode Hagridden To torment or cause nightmares
Halterbreak Halterbroke Halterbroken To break a horse in, to get it used to wearing a halter
Hamstring Hamstrung/Hamstringed Hamstrung/Hamstringed To make things difficult for someone doing something
Hand-feed Hand-fed Hand-fed To give food by hand
Hand-ride Hand-rode Hand-ridden To control an animal by hand
Handsew Handsewed Handsewn/Handsewed To sew by hand
Handwrite Handwrote Handwritten To write with a pen or pencil rather than a word processor
Hang Hung/Hanged Hung/Hanged To suspend from a support
To execute someone by supending them by the neck
Have Had Had To possess
To do
An auxiliary verb
Hear Heard Heard To detect or perceive sound
Heave Heaved/Hove Heaved/Hove To lift something heavy
To throw something heavy
Hew Hewed Hewn To cut things into pieces
Hide Hid Hidden To conceal or put something where it cannot be seen
Hight Hote/Hight Hoten To name
To promise
To command
Hit Hit Hit To touch somebody or something with force
Hoise Hoised/Hoist Hoised/Hoist To hoist or lift
Hoist Hoist/Hoisted Hoist/Hoisted To raise or lift using ropes, etc
Hold Held Held To secure something in your hand
To contain
House-sit House-sat House-sat To stay in someone's house to look after it while they are away
Housebreak Housebroke Housebroken To train an animal to live in a house
<>Hurt Hurt Hurt To cause pain, injury or stress
To experience pain, injury or stress


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