TOP 10 English Verbs

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Here is the list of the Top 10 verbs (irregular & regular). This list contains the 10 most commonly used regular and irregular verbs.

While regular verbs form the past tense by adding the ending -ed, irregular verbs behave differently and need to be learnt by heart.

We also prepared lists of the Top 10, 25 and 50 verbs.

Or you may be interested in lists of the TOP 10, 20, 25 and 50 irregular verbs or lists of the TOP 10, 20, 25 and 50 regular verbs.

Each row contains an infinitive first, followed by the simple past (V2) form and the past participle (V3) form. For more detail click on the verb in the infinite form.

Regular verbs have the same simple past (V2) and past participle (V3) form, unlike irregular verbs.

Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
be was / were

[wɒz] / [wɜː]
been

[biːn]
have / has had

[hæd]
had

[hæd]
do / does did

[dɪd]
done

[dʌn]
say said

[sed]
said

[sed]
go went

[went]
gone

[ɡɒn]
get got

[ɡɒt]
gotten

[ɡɒtn]
make made

[meɪd]
made

[meɪd]
know knew

[njuː]
known

[nəʊn]
think thought

[θɔːt]
thought

[θɔːt]
take took

[tʊk]
taken

[ˈteɪkən]

 

 

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