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
Take Took Taken To perform an action
To acquire
Teach Taught Taught To instruct or train somebody
Team-teach Team-taught Team-taught To teach with more than one teacher for the class or group
Tear Tore Torn To make a hole or divide material, paper, etc.
Telecast Telecast/Telecasted Telecast/Telecasted To broadcast on TV
Tell Told Told To give somebody information
Test-drive Test-drove Test-driven To drive a car to test it before buying
Test-fly Test-flew Test-flown To test a plane
Think Thought Thought To have an opinion
To use the brain
Thrive Throve/Thrived Thriven/Thrived To do very well because the circumstances or situation is right
Throw Threw Thrown To cause an object to leave your hand in such a way that it travels through the air
Thrust Thrust Thrust To push with force
Thunderstrike Thunderstruck Thunderstruck/Thunderstricken To strike with lightning
To shock
Tine Tint/Tined Tint/Tined To shut
Toss Tossed/Tost Tossed/Tost Throw around
Tread Trod Trodden To put your foot down
Troubleshoot Troubleshot Troubleshot To solve a problem
Typecast Typecast Typecast To give an actor the same sort of role repeatedly
Typeset Typeset Typeset To compose type for printing
Typewrite Typewrote Typewritten To write with a typewriter


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