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

Comments

Hello Rahul,

The meaning is very close, but I'd say that someone might add the 'up' for emphasis or clarity. It's possible, for example, to climb down a cliff. It can also simply be a stylistic choice.

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Your comment has been queued for review by site administrators and will be published after approval.

can i also write it as
your comment is queued for review by site administrators and will be published after approval.
plz explain

he is dead..

he has died..

both are used alternatively..what's the difference.. em confused in them.
sir sometimes i get confused whether i should go with is/are or has/have +3rd form.
plz clear my doubt.

Please let me know which sentence is correct-

He has good command on the english language
He has good command over the english language

Please explain and if we can use any other simple sentence for the above sentence.

Hello,

I already answered this question on another page. Please don't ask the same question more than once.

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi ,
I would like to know one info that past tense & past participle .....what's the exact difference..

Can i have couple of example for each ...

Hello karthikghr,

The past tense is also known as the second form and is equivalent to the past simple form, which is explained on our past simple and talking about the past pages. The past participle is also known as the third form, and is used, among other ways, to form  present perfect and past perfect forms.

I hope this helps you. If you have further questions, please try writing an example sentence - that way we can help you much better.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hiii everyone..
I have to improve my english..so can anyone a good teacher can help me to improve my english??
i want a good guideance.
pls tell me how can I??

Hi manisha varma,

Is there some specific aspect of your English you would like to work on? The more specific your question, the more we will be able to help you.

I can give you some general advice. Remember that learning is a very individual process which depends in great part on your strengths and weaknesses, your interests and your needs in English.  What is best for one learner is not best for another.  However, I can make some general suggestions:

One good approach is to start with skills work.  Use the listening and reading materials here on LearnEnglish (remember that the listening texts usually have transcripts to read as well) and supplement them with selected areas from the grammar sections (particularly here, here and here).  Start with something accessble, such as the Elementary Podcast section, and after that try different sections to see which are most useful to you.

As you listen, do the exercises.  Then, listen again with the transcript (available for most of our recordings) and note any language features which are new, both lexis (vocabulary and phrases) and grammar.  Then use the language sections linked above to work on those areas.  That way you will work on language that you need, rather than just going through structures for the sake of it.  Make a vocabulary notebook, organised by topic (e.g. 'work', 'sport', 'food' etc.) in which you can keep a record of new words that you come across as you work.

Remember to practise your English.  This could be by speaking with a partner if you know someone with whom you can practise, or it could be by speaking aloud when you are alone at home - this is a very useful technique.  You can also post comments on LearnEnglish in the comments sections.  We can't correct what you write, but we do read everything before it is posted and other users will respond, so you can have a conversation that way.

Most of all, practise as often as possible.  It's better to practise an hour every day than seven hours once a week, so make your practice as frequent as possible.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Pages