English Irregular Verbs List

By | November 2, 2017


English is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world. That’s why today’s circumstances make us learn this language.

If you are still in doubt about learning English, then below are lots of reasons why you should learn English. After reading these points, you can finally decide whether you need to know English.

  • The desire to use in practice the knowledge gained in the independent study of the language;
English Irregular Verbs List

English Irregular Verbs List

  • Watching movies and reading books in English;


  • Memory training;


  • Help in learning English to your children or grandchildren;


  • Communicate with English-speaking partners;


  • Freely communicate on business trips;


  • To conduct business correspondence with partners or clients;


  • Conduct presentations in English;


  • Read professional English-language literature;


  • Attend international conferences and trainings;


  • To write a resume in English and write a cover letter;
English Irregular Verbs List

English Irregular Verbs List

  • Be able to indicate the level of English in your resume;


  • Learn how to pass the interview in English;


  • Raise the general level of knowledge, as often in companies it is required to pass an internal test to obtain a higher-paid position.



Verbs are the main part of the language, that’s why people say that learning the verbs is the most important part of learning any language.

Let’s see what types of verbs are there in English?

  • Action Verbs

Action verbs express the physical processes, actions. Verbs like run, punch, swim, shout, cut can be given as an example.

English Irregular Verbs List

English Irregular Verbs List

  • State Verbs

State or stative verbs. These verbs do not express a physical action, they do not take the form of Present Continuous Tense, and they are meant to express emotions, states of being, thoughts. Love, hate, want, know, believe can be listed as stative verbs.


  • Main Verbs

Main verbs are verbs in a main clause. They are the action verbs and in this case, the subject completes the action.


  • Helping Verbs

Helping verbs or auxiliary verbs help the main verb to complete the action. To be, have, to do are the examples of auxiliary verbs.


  • Regular Verbs

Regular verbs are the verbs in English language, that make a form of past tense following the normal rules, that is by adding -d or -ed to its ending.

English Irregular Verbs List

English Irregular Verbs List

  • Irregular Verbs

Irregular verbs do not follow the normal path when getting the form of a past tense. Which means they do not get -d or -ed in their ending.


  • Transitive Verbs

Transitive verbs are used with an object referring to the person or thing affected by verb action. Show, live, pass are some of them.


  • Intransitive Verbs

Intransitive verbs do not allow a direct object. The verbs like lie, dies, sneezes are among the intransitive verbs.



Unlike most verbs of the English language, irregular English verbs form the forms of the past simple tense and the past participle in a special way.

There are several main ways of their formation, which, nevertheless, do not describe all possible cases. To learn all the irregular verbs of the English language is possible by directly memorizing them.

English Irregular Verbs List

English Irregular Verbs List


Down below are given 20 most common irregular verbs list in English with their form in past tense in front of them.

  1. To choose – chose;
  2. To buy – bought;
  3. To come – came;
  4. To cost – cost;
  5. To find – found;
  6. To give – gave;
  7. To learn – learnt;
  8. To send – sent;
  9. To win – won;
  10. To write – wrote;
  11. To stand – stood;
  12. To sing – sang;
  13. To lose – lost;
  14. To make – made;
  15. To read – read;
  16. To sell – sold;
  17. To sleep – slept;
  18. To run – ran;
  19. Know – knew;
  20. To have – had.

We hope our explanations and verbs list have helped you; hope to see you in the next article!

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