What is Irregular Verbs? Here are Irregular Verbs Worksheet

So, you know how when we talk, we use different words to say different things? Some words we use all the time, like “jump” or “walk,” but other words we don’t use as much.

Some of these less common words are called “irregular verbs.” They’re called that because they don’t follow the usual pattern when we use them to talk about things that happened in the past.

For example, let’s take the word “run.” When we’re talking about something that happened in the past, we usually just add “-ed” to the end of the word to make it past tense. So, we would say “I walked” or “I jumped,” but with “run,” we say “I ran” instead of “I runned” or “I ranned.”

There are lots of other verbs like this that don’t follow the normal rules. Some other examples include “swim” (past tense is “swam”),”eat” (past tense is “ate”), and “go” (past tense is “went”).

So, irregular verbs are just verbs that don’t follow the usual rules when we use them to talk about things that happened in the past. It might take a little extra practice to remember how to use them correctly, but with some practice, you’ll get the hang of it!

How to Memorize Irregular Verbs

When it comes to irregular verbs, it can be a little tricky to remember their past tense and past participle forms. However, with some practice, it’s definitely possible to get the hang of it!

Make flashcards

One way to memorize irregular verbs is to make flashcards. On one side of the flashcard, you can write the base form of the verb (for example, “go“).

On the other side, you can write the past tense form (for example, “went“) and the past participle form (for example, “gone“).

Then, you can go through the flashcards and practice saying the different forms of the verb until you feel comfortable with them.

Use them in context

Another way to memorize irregular verbs is to use them in context. Try coming up with your own sentences that use irregular verbs in the past tense or past participle form.

For example, you could say “Yesterday, I went to the store” or “I have eaten breakfast already.” By using the verbs in sentences, you’ll get used to how they sound and how they’re used in everyday language.

When you’re using irregular verbs in sentences, it’s important to remember that the past tense and past participle forms are different from the base form.

For example, you wouldn’t say “I runned” to talk about something that happened in the past. Instead, you would say “I ran.” Similarly, you wouldn’t say “I have eated breakfast.” Instead, you would say “I have eaten breakfast.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when using irregular verbs is using the wrong form of the verb. For example, instead of saying “I have gone to the store,” someone might accidentally say “I have went to the store.” This is incorrect because the past participle of “go” is “gone,” not “went.”

Another common mistake is using the wrong form of the verb in a sentence that has multiple verbs. For example, instead of saying “I have eaten breakfast and then went to school,” someone might accidentally say “I have eaten breakfast and then go to school.” This is incorrect because the second verb should be in the past tense to match the first verb. The correct sentence would be “I have eaten breakfast and then went to school.”

There are also some irregular verbs that don’t follow the usual pattern. For example, the past tense and past participle of the verb “be” are both “was” or “were,” depending on the subject of the sentence. This can be confusing because most irregular verbs have different past tense and past participle forms.

Another exception is the verb “have.” The past tense form of “have” is “had,” but the past participle form is also “had.” This means that you would say “I have had breakfast” to talk about something that happened in the past and is still relevant now.

Irregular Verbs Worksheet

Infinitive Past Simple Past Participle
arise arose arisen
awake awoke awoken
be was/were been
bear bore born/borne
beat beat beaten
become became become
begin began begun
bend bent bent
bet bet bet
bite bit bitten
bleed bled bled
blow blew blown
break broke broken
breed bred bred
bring brought brought
broadcast broadcast/broadcasted broadcast/broadcasted
build built built
burn burnt/burned burnt/burned
burst burst burst
buy bought bought
cast cast cast
catch caught caught
choose chose chosen
cling clung clung
come came come
cost cost cost
creep crept crept
cut cut cut
deal dealt dealt
dig dug dug
dive dived/dove dived
do did done
draw drew drawn
dream dreamt/dreamed dreamt/dreamed
drink drank drunk
drive drove driven
dwell dwelt/dwelled dwelt/dwelled
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
feed fed fed
feel felt felt
fight fought fought
find found found
flee fled fled
fling flung flung
fly flew flown
forbid forbade/forbid forbidden
forget forgot forgotten
forgive forgave forgiven
forsake forsook forsaken
freeze froze frozen
get got gotten/got
give gave given
go went gone
grind ground ground
grow grew grown
hang hung/hanged hung/hanged
have had had
hear heard heard
hide hid hidden
hit hit hit
hold held held
hurt hurt hurt
keep kept kept
kneel knelt/kneeled knelt/kneeled
know knew known
lay laid laid
lead led led
lean leant/leaned leant/leaned
leap leapt/leaped leapt/leaped
learn learnt/learned learnt/learned
leave left left
lend lent lent
let let let
lie lay lain
light lit/lighted lit/lighted
lose lost lost
make made made
mean meant meant
meet met met
mistake mistook mistaken
mow mowed mown/mowed
overcome overcame overcome
overtake overtook overtaken
pay paid paid
plead pleaded/pled pleaded/pled
prove proved proven/pro
put put put
quit quit/quitte quit/quitte
read read read
ride rode ridden
ring rang rung
rise rose risen
run ran run
saw sawed sawn/sawed
say said said
see saw seen
seek sought sought
sell sold sold
send sent sent
set set set
shake shook shaken
shine shone shone
shoot shot shot
show showed shown/showed
shrink shrank/shrunk shrunk
shut shut shut
sing sang sung
sink sank/sunk sunk
sit sat sat
slay slew slain
sleep slept slept
slide slid slid
sling slung slung
slit slit slit
smell smelt/smelled smelt/smelled
sow sowed sown/sowed
speak spoke spoken
speed sped/speeded sped/speeded
spell spelt/spelled spelt/spelled
spend spent spent
spill spilt/spilled spilt/spilled
spin spun spun
spit spat/spit spat/spit
split split split
spoil spoilt/spoiled spoilt/spoiled
spread spread spread
spring sprang/sprung sprung
stand stood stood
steal stole stolen
stick stuck stuck
sting stung stung
stink stank/stunk stunk
strew strewed strewn/strewed
stride strode stridden
strike struck struck/stricken
strive strove/strived striven/strived
swear swore sworn
sweep swept swept
swim swam swum
swing swung swung
take took taken
teach taught taught
tear tore torn
tell told told
think thought thought
thrive thrived/throve thrived/thriven
throw threw thrown
thrust thrust thrust
tread trod trodden/trod
understand understood understood
upset upset upset
wake woke/waked woken/waked
wear wore worn
weave wove/weaved woven/weaved
wed wed/wedded wed/wedded
weep wept wept
win won won
wind wound wound
withdraw withdrew withdrawn
withhold withheld withheld
withstand withstood withstood

Irregular Verbs Chart

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