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Difference between Regular Verbs And Irregular Verbs Ielts Exams Prep

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Difference between Regular Verbs And Irregular Verbs Ielts Exams Prepation

1-Below is a list of irregular verbs divided into the three types mentioned above. Some
of them can also be regular. In such cases the regular forms are also given.

Type 1- Two of the forms are the same.

Base Form — Past Tense — Past Participle

Burn — burnt/burned — burnt/burned
Buy — bought — bought
Catch –caught — caught
Come — came — come
Creep — crept — crept
Deal — dealt — dealt
Dig — dug — dug
Beat — beat — beaten
Become — became — become
Bend — bent — bent
Bleed — bled — bled
Build — built — built
Breed — bred — bred
Bring — brought — brought
Dream — dreamt/dreamed — dreamt/dreamed
Feed — fed — fed
Feel — felt — felt
Fight — fought — fought
Find — found — found
Get — got — got
Hand — hung — hung
Have — had — had
Hear — heard — heard
Hold — held — held
Lay — laid — laid
Lead — led — led
Leave — left — left
Lend — lent — lent
Lean — tent/leaned — lent/leaned
Learn — learnt/learned — learnt/learned
Leap — leapt/leaped — leapt/leaped
Light — lit — lit
Lose — lost — lost
Make — made — made
Meet — met — met
Mean — meant — meant
Pay — paid — paid
Run — ran — run
Say — said — said
Sell — sold — sold
Send — sent — sent
Shine — shone — shone
Shoot — shot — shot
Sit — sat — sat
Sleep — slept — slept
Smell — smelr/smelled — smeit/smelled
Speed — sped — sped
Stick — stuck — stuck
Sting — stung — stung
Strike — struck — struck
Spell — spelt — spelt
Spend — spent — spent
Spill — spilt/spilled — spilt/spilled
Speed — sped — sped
Spell — spelt/spelled — spelt/spelled
Spit — spat — spat
Spoil — spoilt/spoiled — spoilt/spoiled
Stand — stood — stood
Sweep — swept — swept
Swing — swung — swung
Teach — taught — taught
Tell — told — told
Think — thought — thought
Understand — understood — understood
Wind — wound — wound
Win — won — won

Type 2 – All three forms are the same.

Base Form — Past Tense — Past Participle

Bet — bet — bet
Burst — burst — burst
Cost — cost — cost
Cut — cut — cut
Hurt — hurt — hurt
Hit — hit — hit
Let — let – let
put — put – put
Read — read — read
Spread — spread — spread
Set — set — set
Shut — shut — shut
Split — split — split

Type 3- All three forms are different

Base Form — Past Tense — Past Participle

Be — was/were — been
Begin — began — begun
Bite — bit — bitten
Blow — blew — blown
Break — broke — broken
Choose — chose — chosen
Do — did — done
Draw — drew — drawn
Drink — drank — drunk
Drive — drove — driven
Eat — ate — eaten
Fall — fell — fallen
Fly — flew — flown
forgive — forgave — forgiven
Forbid — forbade — forbidden
Forget — forgot — forgotten
freeze — froze — frozen
give — gave — given
go — went — gone
grow — grew — grown
hide — hid — hidden
know — knew — known
lie — lay — lain
mistake — mistook — mistaken
ride — rode — ridden
ring — rang — rung
rise — rose — risen
see — saw — seen
sew — sewed — sewn/sewed
swear — swore — sworn
swim — swam — swum
shake — shook — shaken
show — showed — shown
shrink — shrank — shrunk
sing — sang — sung
sink — sank — sunk
speak — spoke — spoken
spring — sprang — sprung
steal — stole — stolen
stink — stank — stunk
take — took — taken
throw — threw — thrown
tear — tore — torn
wake — woke — woken
wear — wore — worn
write — wrote — written

2-The following verbs have an alternative past participle form (ending in en), which
can only be used adjectivally.

Verb — Usual Past Participle — Adjectival Past Participle
Drink — drunk — drunken
Melt — melted — molten
Prove — proved — proven
Shave — shaved — shaven
Strike — struck — stricken
Shear — sheared — shorn
Shrink — shrunk — shrunken
Sink — sunk — sunken

3-Verbs can be regular or irregular.
Regular verbs form their past tense and past participle by adding ed.
Base Form — Past Tense — Past Participle
Walk — walked — walked
laugh — laughed — laughed
paint — painted — painted

4-Irregular verbs form their past tense and past participle in a different way from
adding ed.

Base Form — Past Tense — Past Participle

Sit — sat — sat
Ring — rang — rung
Come — came — come
Cut — cut — cut