Level: beginner

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


But many of the most frequent verbs are irregular:

Base for 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



Hello Sir,

anybody vs anyone

When I always want to use with pronouns I did a mistake.

for example :
1. anyone of you has to go now.
2. is there anyone who wants to borrow me money.
1. anybody of you has to go now.
2. is there anybody who wants to borrow me money.

Please which one is right.

By Issa,

Hello again Issa,

There is no difference in meaning between 'anyone' and 'anybody'. I'm afraid, however, that these sentences are not correct. 'anyone' and 'anybody' in 2 are correct, but at least in standard British English you should say 'lend me money' (or 'borrow money from me'?).

I'm not sure what you mean in 1, so I'm afraid I don't know how to correct it.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sir,
How are you wherever you are?

I confused two words which are: advice vs advise. could you please classify to me with their meaning?

I am waiting with great response.

hear you soon.


By Mohamed Issa,

Hello again Issa,

'advise' is a verb and 'advice' is a noun -- see this dictionary page for a more complete explanation with examples.

Please be sure to check the dictionary when you have questions about words.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I’d like to know the difference between “awarded something”, “awarded for”, and “awarded with”.


Hello Petals,

Have you checked the dictionary for example sentences? The Cambridge and Longman dictionaries both have lots of examples that should help you with at least the first two phrases. 'to be awarded with X' means the same thing as 'to be awarded X'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Kirk, just one more question. Is there a difference between support of or support for ( an idea/person) ?

Hi Petals,

I'm afraid it's difficult to give you an accurate general answer to this question, as it depends on the nature of the phrase that comes after it. Is there a specific sentence you had in mind?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, the group is known for its support of/for gender equality. Please tell me the difference.

Hello Petals,

In this context there is no difference and both are commonly used. In some contexts there is a difference. For example:


Support of other groups is important to us. [= the other groups support us]


Support for other groups is important for us. [= we support other groups]


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team