Irregular verbs are verbs that do not follow a common rule to change the forms. Some verbs are having three (present, past, past participle) forms differently. Many of the verbs have irregular verb forms.
In these forms of verb –
- Past tense and Past participle forms are irregular.
- Present participles and Gerunds (a form of a verb with -ing) are always in regular forms.
- Most frequently used irregular verbs are given here.
Base form (Present tense) Past tense Past participle Present participle Infinitive Arise Arose Arisen Arising To arise Awake Awoke Awaken Awaking To awake Be Was/Were Been Being To be Bear Bore Born Bearing To bear Bite Bit Bitten Biting To bite Become Became Become Becoming To become Begin Began Begun Beginning To begin Bend Bent Bent Bending To bend Bid Bade/Bid Bidden/Bid Biding To bid Bide
Bode Bidden Biding To bide Blow Blew Blown Blowing To blow Break Broke Broken Breaking To break Bring Brought Brought Bringing To bring Build Built Built Building To build Burn Burned Burnt Burning To burn Buy Bought Bought Buying To buy Catch Caught Caught Catching To catch Choose Chose Chosen Choosing To choose Come Came Come Coming To come Dig Dug Dug Digging To dig Do/Does Did Done Doing To do Draw Drew Drawn Drawing To draw Drink Drank Drunk Drinking To drink Drive Drove Driven Driving To drive Eat
Ate Eaten Eating To eat Fall Fell Fallen Falling To fall Fly Flew Flown Flying To Fly Forget Forgot Forgotten Forgetting To Forget Forgive Forgave Forgiven Forgiving To Forgive Freeze Froze Frozen Freezing To Freeze Give Gave Given Giving To Give Go Went Gone Going To Go Grow Grew Grown Growing To Grow Hide Hid Hidden Hiding To Hide Know Knew Known Knowing To Know Lie Lay Lain Lying To Lie Ride Rode Ridden Riding To Ride Ring Rang Rung Ringing To Ring Rise Rose Risen Rising To Rise See Saw Seen Seeing To See Shake Shook Shaken Shaking To Shake Show Showed Showed/Shown Showing To Show Sing Sang Sung Singing To Sing Sink Sank Sunk Sinking To Sink Speak Spoke Spoken Speaking To Speak Steal Stole Stolen Stealing To Steal Strive Strove Striven Striving To Strive Swear Swore Sworn Swearing To Swear Swim Swam Swum Swimming To Swim Take Took Taken Taking To Take Teach Taught Taught Teaching To Teach Tear Tore Torn Tearing To Tear Tell Told Told Telling To Tell Throw Threw Thrown Throwing To Throw Wake
Woke Waken Waking To Wake Wear Wore Worn Wearing To Wear Write Wrote Written Writing To Write
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