Top 20 Irregular Verbs

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Here is the list of the Top 20 irregular verbs in English (and list of Top 20 irregular verbs in PDF). This list contains the 20 most commonly used 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 irregular verbs.

Or you may be interested in 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]
come came

[keɪm]
come

[kʌm]
do / does did

[dɪd]
done

[dʌn]
feel felt

[felt]
felt

[felt]
find found

[faʊnd]
found

[faʊnd]
get got

[ɡɒt]
gotten

[ɡɒtn]
give gave

[geɪv]
given

[ɡɪvn]
go went

[went]
gone

[ɡɒn]
have / has had

[hæd]
had

[hæd]
keep kept

[kept]
kept

[kept]
know knew

[njuː]
known

[nəʊn]
let let

[let]
let

[let]
make made

[meɪd]
made

[meɪd]
mean meant

[ment]
meant

[ment]
put put

[pʊt]
put

[pʊt]
say said

[sed]
said

[sed]
see saw

[sɔː]
seen

[siːn]
take took

[tʊk]
taken

[ˈteɪkən]
tell told

[told]
told

[told]
think thought

[θɔːt]
thought

[θɔːt]

 

 

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