Irregular verbs are verbs that don’t take on the regular -d, -ed, or -ied spelling patterns of the past simple (V2) or past participle (V3). Many of the irregular V2 and V3 forms are the same, such as: cut – cut, had – had, let – let, hurt – hurt, fed- fed, sold-sold
Irregular verbs are also known as strong verbs. Here are nine that are used more often than the rest. These nine irregular verb examples also happen to be among the most commonly used words in the English language. They are:
The following list of examples show how irregular verbs are used in sentences. Some sentences contain more than one example.
→ In this example, all three irregular verbs (go, get, and eat) are in base form.
→ In this example, the irregular verb build is in base form. The irregular verb built is the past simple form of "build". When you look at the complete list of examples, you'll notice that built is also the past participle of the irregular verb "build".
→ In this example, bet is a past simple form. When you look at the complete list, you will see that all three forms of "bet" are the same. Next, in the same sentence, the irregular verb run is in base form. In the next sentence, ran is the past simple form of "run" and had is the past simple form of "have." Meanwhile, catch is base form.
→ In this example, the irregular verb awoke is the past simple form of "awake." Bitten is past participle form of "bite" and bleed is base form.
→ In this example, the irregular verb drink is in base form. Drank is the past simple form of "drink," and found is the past simple form of "find."