irregular verbs

 

 

Most verbs have past tense and past participle in –ed ( worked, played, listened). But many of the most frequent verbs are irregular:

Base form Past tense Past participle

be
begin
break
bring
buy
build
choose
come
cost
cut
do
draw
drive
eat
feel
find
get
give
go
have
hear
hold
keep
know
leave
lead
let
lie
lose
make
mean
meet
pay
put
run
say
see
sell
send
set
sit
speak
spend
stand
take
teach
tell
think
understand
wear
win
write

was/were
began
broke
brought
bought
built
chose
came
cost
cut
did
drew
drove
ate
felt
found
got
gave
went
had
heard
held
kept
knew
left
led
let
lay
lost
made
meant
met
paid
put
ran
said
saw
sold
sent
set
sat
spoke
spent
stood
took
taught
told
thought
understood
wore
won
wrote
been
begun
broken
brought
bought
built
chosen
come
cost
cut
done
drawn
driven
eaten
felt
found
got
given
gone
had
heard
held
kept
known
left
led
let
lain
lost
made
meant
met
paid
put
run
said
seen
sold
sent
set
sat
spoken
spent
stood
taken
taught
told
thought
understood
worn
won
written

 

 

 

Exercise

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hi ,
Even while the pace of increase in the number of reported rapes in the city has slowed down.In this sentence can you explain the meaning of "EVEN WHILE" clearly.

Hello sabago,

Although we are willing to help with questions which are not related to our own material when time allows, I would ask you to post this question on a related page, such as one on linking devices, rather than this page, which is concerned with irregular verbs. This will help the question and answer to be visible to other users who may be studying the same area.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello
I have got really confused whether I have to use singular or plural verb after expressions such as "half of", "a part of", "a percentage of", "a majority of", "percent of" ,etc. I just know that the verb used after these expressions is related to the word following ''of''.
Would you please explain it?
Thanks in advance for helping me
Best wishes
Misam

Hello misam,

Whether the noun is singular or plural depends on whether it is a count noun or a non-count noun. You can find more information on our page on quantifiers.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Good morning BC, i want to know what is the third person singular / plural ?

Hello,

It's really simple! Third person singular means 'he/she/it', third person plural is 'they'.

You can look up first, second and third person in our online dictionary.

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone here both educators and learners for your enquiries and responses using irregular verbs which it's useful lessons. Now not yet have questions maybe have next time.
please take care,
paeng

Hello Mr.Peter M,

Thanks for your valuable suggestions and guidance.

With regards,
Ravikumar

Sir,

Please let me Know the differences between the verbs ' Read and Study'. Whether both the verbs mean the same or different.

With regards,
Ravikumar.

Hello Ravikumar,

You can use the dictionary tool to look up words like this. Just type the words into the search window and click 'Look it up!' to get definitions and examples.

'Read' is what you do with any text: look at the words with your eyes and try to understand them. 'Study' is to actively learn something, which could be information in a text but could also be something else such as mathematics, a language etc. Studying takes some time and is an active process - you have to work at it.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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