Use the irregular verb lists below to learn them more easily, by the patterns they follow. Then you can speak and write confidently in the past tense. Almost any other verb you want to use will be regular.
Past Tense Action Verb List
Download a complete list of common English Irregular Verbs in PDF. Improve your English by learning and memorizing common English irregular verbs. Study this list of irregular verbs. Then practice them by filling in the blanks of two stories below with their past tense forms. You can also get a pdf copy to print and fill in. Click here to go straight to the practice exercise. The majority of verbs are regular and consistently use -ed and -en to form their simple past tense and past participles. Talked, has talked) Many verbs are irregular, however, and follow no consistent pattern in creating their -ed and/or-en forms. A list of the major irregular verbs is shown below. Irregular Verbs. What follows is a list of irregular verbs and their past tense and past participle forms: View & Download PDF. Using Past Tense Verbs. Although our past tense verb chart has covered quite a number of different verbs and their tenses, there are thousands of verbs in the English language.
Regular Past Tense Verbs
(To learn how to form the past tense of regular verbs, see If you would rather see one alphabetical list of common irregular verbs, try the, which also has practice activities.) How to Study Irregular Verbs There aren't clear rules to explain most English verb irregularities. You just have to memorize them. Use all the memory tricks you know for the forms that you have trouble remembering. If you’re a kinesthetic learner (you learn best while moving), write the present, past, and past participle of ‘”today’s” verbs ten times each, saying them as you write them. Even better, write present and past sentences with them.