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English Verbs

English verbs can be divided in three basic sorts.

Type 1
The Past Simple & Past Participle form of the verbs are the same. Here there are some of the most common ones. Infinitive bend bind bleed breed bring build burn buy catch cling creep deal dig dream feed feel fight find flee fling foretell grind have hear hold keep kneel lay lead lean leap learn leave lend light lose Past Simple bent bound bled bred brought built burnt bought caught clung crept dealts dug dreamt fed felt fought found fled flung foretold ground had heard held kept knelt laid led leant leapt learnt left lent lit lost Past Participle bent bound bled bred brought built burnt bought caught clung crept dealts dug dreamt fed felt fought found fled flung foretold ground had heard held kept knelt laid led leant leapt learnt left lent lit lost

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make mean meet pay read say seek sell send shoot sit sleep slide sling smell speed spell spend spill spit spoil stand stick sting strike sweep swing teach tell think understand weep wind wind withhold

made meant met paid read said sought sold sent shot sat slept slid slung smelt sped spelt spent spilt spat spoilt stood stuck sung struck swept swung taught told thought understood wept won wound withheld

made meant met paid read said sought sold sent shot sat slept slid slung smelt sped spelt spent spilt spat spoilt stood stuck sung struck swept swung taught told thought understood wept won wound withheld

Type 2
In this category, Simple Past and Past Participle have different forms. Here there are some of the most common ones. Infinitive be bear beat become begin Past Simple was / were bore beat became began Past Participle been borne beaten become begun

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bite blow break choose come do draw drink drive eat fall fly forbid foresee forget forgive freese get give go grow hang hide know lie mistake ride ring rise run see shake shine show shrink sing sink speak spin spring steal stink stride swear swim take tear throw

bit blew broke chose came did drew drank drove ate fell flew forbade foresaw forgot forgave froze got gave went grew hung hid knew lay mistook rode rang rose rang saw shook shone showed shrank sang sank spoke span sprang stole stank strode swore swam took tore threw

bitten blown broken chosen come done drawn drunk driven eaten fallen flown forbidden foreseen forgotten forgiven frozen got / gotten given gone grown hung hidden known lain mistaken ridden rung risen rung seen shaken shone shown shrunk sung sunk spoken spun sprung stolen stunk stridden sworn swum taken torn thrown

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wake wear withdraw write

woke wore withdrew wrote

woken worn withdrawn written

Type 3
These verbs consist only of one syllable. In addition, they all end in "-d" or "-t". Their infitinive, Past Simple & Past Participle forms are all identical. Here there are some of the most common ones. Infinitive bet bid burst cast cost cut hit hurt let put quit rid set shut split spread Past Simple bet bid burst cast cost cut hit hurt let put quit rid set shut split spread Past Participle bet bid burst cast cost cut hit hurt let put quit rid set shut split spread

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