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
Wake Woke Woken To stop sleeping and become conscious
To make somebody stop sleeping
Waylay Waylaid Waylaid To wait for or to stop somebody to rob them
Wear Wore Worn To have clothes on your body
Weave Wove Woven To make material
Wed Wed/Wedded Wed/Wedded To marry
Weep Wept Wept To cry heavily
Wend Wended/Went Wended/Went To go, make your way
Wet Wet/Wetted Wet/Wetted To make something wet by applying a liquid to it
Whipsaw Whipsawed Whipsawn/Whipsawed To cut with whipsaw (a saw for two people)
To victimise
Win Won Won To be the best in a competition, game, election, etc.
Wind Wound Wound To turn something round to make a mechanical process operate
Winterfeed Winterfed Winterfed To feed cattle in the winter when they can't graze
Wiredraw Wiredrew Wiredrawn To make wire
To make something last a long time, especially speech
Wit Wist Wist To know
Withdraw Withdrew Withdrawn To remove money from a bank
To remove something from a place
Withhold Withheld Withheld Not to let somebody have something
Withstand Withstood Withstood To resist successfully
Wont Wont Wont/Wonted To be accustomed
Work Worked/Wrought Worked/Wrought To make physical or mental effort to produce or achieve something
Wrap Wrapped/Wrapt Wrapped/Wrapt To cover

To transport emotionally
Wreak Wreaked Wreaked/Wroken To cause or make something happen
Wring Wrung Wrung To put a lot of pressure on something to remove liquids
Write Wrote Written To put words onto paper using a pen or pencil


English Irregular Verbs



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