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Irregular Vebs Purdue OWL

Irregular Vebs Purdue OWL

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irregular verbs Purdue university
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Purdue OWL

12/13/12 8:19 AM

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Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Karl Stolley, Elizabeth Angeli. Summary: This handout contains a list and discussion of common irregular verbs.

Irregular Verbs: Overview and List
In English, regular verbs consist of three main parts: the root form (present), the (simple) past, and the past participle. Regular verbs have an -ed ending added to the root verb for both the simple past and past participle. Irregular verbs do not follow this pattern, and instead take on an alternative pattern.

List of Irregular Verbs in English
The following is a partial list of irregular verbs found in English. Each listing consists of the present/root form of the verb, the (simple) past form of the verb, and the past participle form of the verb. Present be become begin blow break bring build burst buy burst catch choose Past was, were became began blew broke brought built burst bought burst caught chose Past Participle been become begun blown broken brought built burst bought burst caught chosen
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purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/605/ Page 2 of 5 .english.Purdue OWL 12/13/12 8:19 AM come cut deal do drink drive eat fall feed feel fight find fly forbid forget forgive freeze get give go grow have hear hide hold hurt keep know lay lead leave let lie lose make came cut dealt did drank drove ate fell fed felt fought found flew forbade forgot forgave froze got gave went grew had heard hid held hurt kept knew laid led left let lay lost made come cut dealt done drunk driven eaten fallen fed felt fought found flown forbidden forgotten forgiven frozen gotten given gone grown had heard hidden held hurt kept known laid led left let lain lost made http://owl.

Purdue OWL 12/13/12 8:19 AM meet pay quit read ride run say see seek sell send shake shine sing sit sleep speak spend spring stand steal swim swing met paid quit read rode ran said saw sought sold sent shook shone sang sat slept spoke spent sprang stood stole swam swung met paid quit read ridden run said seen sought sold sent shaken shone sung sat slept spoken spent sprung stood stolen swum swung take took taken teach taught taught tear tore torn tell told told think thought thought throw threw thrown understand understood understood wake woke (waked) woken (waked) wear wore worn win won won write wrote written Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll.english. Karl Stolley.edu/owl/owlprint/605/ Page 3 of 5 . Elizabeth Angeli. Summary: http://owl.purdue.

I set my glass on the She has set her books on my table. lay. He has lain in the grass.edu/owl/owlprint/605/ Past Participle He has risen to a position of power. lying (to tell a falsehood) lie. laying (to put. the soldier lay down to sleep. Will you lay out my clothes while I lie down to rest? SIT versus SET Sit vs.Purdue OWL 12/13/12 8:19 AM This handout contains a list and discussion of common irregular verbs. Example sentences: After laying down his weapon. Raise usage Past The balloon rose into the air. Let's set the table before we sit down to rest. Present sit (to be seated or come to resting position) set (to put or place) Example sentences: Past Participle You have sat there for three hours. I lay on the bed because I was tired.purdue. Page 4 of 5 . RISE versus RAISE Rise vs. Set usage Past I sat in my favorite chair. desk again. Present lie. I have raised the curtain many times. Present rise (steady or customary upward movement) raise (to cause to rise) http://owl. lying (to recline) Past Participle I have lied under oath.english. place) I laid the baby in her cradle. Lay usage Past I lied to my mother. We have laid the dishes on the table. Commonly Confused Verbs LIE versus LAY Lie vs. They raised their hands because they knew the answer.

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