Irregular Verbs | Definition, Examples & Worksheet
In contrast to irregular verbs, regular verbs are verbs whose simple past and past participles are formed by adding “-ed” to the end of the verb (e.g., “talk” becomes “talked”).
Regular vs. irregular verbs
Verbs can be categorized as either regular or irregular.
Regular verbs follow standard conjugation rules. The simple past tense and past participles of regular verbs are formed by adding the suffix “-ed.”
In contrast to regular verbs, irregular verbs do not follow a specific pattern and their simple past tense and past participle can be formed in various ways. Additionally, their simple past tense and past participle forms may differ.
Irregular verbs list (free download)
Below is a table illustrating the simple past and past participle forms of some common irregular verbs.
You can also download our longer list of irregular verbs in the format of your choice below.
|Infinitive||Simple past||Past participle|
Worksheet: Irregular verbs
Practice using irregular verbs with the exercises below. In the blank space in each sentence, choose the correct verb form.
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Frequently asked questions
- What are the different types of verbs?
There are many ways to categorize verbs into various types. A verb can fall into one or more of these categories depending on how it is used.
Some of the main types of verbs are:
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