Level: beginner

Most verbs have a past tense and past participle with –ed:


But many of the most frequent verbs are irregular:

Base form Past tense Past participle
be was/were been
begin began begun
break broke broken
bring brought brought
buy bought bought
build built built
choose chose chosen
come came come
cost cost cost
cut cut cut
do did done
draw drew drawn
drive drove driven
eat ate eaten
feel felt felt
find found found
get got got
give gave given
go went gone
have had had
hear heard heard
hold held held
keep kept kept
know knew known
leave left left
lead led led
let let let
lie lay lain
lose lost lost
make made made
mean meant meant
meet met met
pay paid paid
put put put
run ran run
say said said
see saw seen
sell sold sold
send sent sent
set set set
sit sat sat
speak spoke spoken
spend spent spent
stand stood stood
take took taken
teach taught taught
tell told told
think thought thought
understand understood understood
wear wore worn
win won won
write wrote written
Irregular verbs



Example for the 3rd categorisation  is not correct , I think. "Begin" is not the correct example. B'Cos, for begin, it's only began and begun not began; began. Pl check it up.

Hi U Nirmala Rani Wow, that's really embarrassing. You are quite right - I was the one who published this and missed that so I feel really silly now. Thanks for pointing out my mistake. Jack Radford The LearnEnglish Team

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 Very easy, isn't it?The past participle of run, may be wrong. I have checked it on Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Fifth Edition, the correct form is: run-ran-run. I'm not sure whether this is the British English form.

Hi Zhao Wei,
Run is an interesting example, because many people do regularly use ran as the past participle. However, the majority usage is still run and so I've changed it.
Thanks for raising this!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Why don't you have here the verb "see"? see-saw-seen

I'm not sure why the author didn't include that verb, but I've added it anyway. Thanks a lot for spotting it!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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