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Irregular verbs

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



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.

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The LearnEnglish Team

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


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.

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Hello Mr.Peter M,

Thanks for your valuable suggestions and guidance.

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

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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.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Please let me know whether the following sentence is alright.
'We haven't performed well in the last two games.'
Is it okay to use present perfect tense in this context?
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Hello Ravikumar,

Yes, that sentence is fine in normal everyday use. Grammatically, as the two games are completed and form a past time, the sentence should use a past simple form. However, normal use is not always consistent with formal grammar rules and you will hear this sentence quite often from the managers and players of football teams, for example.

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The LearnEnglish Team

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