The Irregular Verbs

present past past participle

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* Could be conjugated as a regular verb

abide (abáid)

abode (abóud)

abiden (abíden)

I cannot abide her constant unpunctuality. The employees must abide by the rules of the company. Bill always abides by his promises.

arise (aráis)

arose (aróus)

arisen (arísen)

Problems always arise during such protests for human rights. Disputes arose over who would be the first to speak. Many questions have arisen recently over the origin of life.

awake (awéik)

awoke (awóuk)

awoken (awóuken)

Mary will awake in an hour because she has to go to work. I awoke in the middle of the night when I heard that noise. The patient has awoken from a two-week coma.

bear (ber)

bore (bor)

born (born)

I cannot bear her bad manners anymore. The child bore the pain without complaint while the doctor cured the injuries on his arm. The actor was born in a small village in Argentina.

beat (bíit)

beat (bíit)

beaten (bíiten)

My neighbor beats his wife every night. He should be arrested. Do you think you can beat Jack at chess?

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past participle

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* Could be conjugated as a regular verb

become (bikám)

became (bikéim)

become (bikám)

My son wants to become a doctor when he grows up. Bill won the lottery and became rich overnight. Obesity has become a problem in the United States.

begin (biguín)

began (bigáan)

begun (bigán)

The alphabet begins with the letter “a”. It began to rain just as we were going out. They had begun to work when the bell rang.

bend (bend)

bent (bent)

bent (bent)

The river bends beyond that tree. The doctor bent over to examine the patient. Be careful! You have bent my glasses.

bet (bet)

bet (bet)

bet (bet)

It is possible to bet on almost anything nowadays. Mary bet a lot of money on that horse that came in last. John has bet ten dollars that he can beat me in a tennis match.

bid (bid)

bid (bid)

bid (bid)

The English company will be bidding for the oil contract. At the auction, James bid $5,000 for the painting. Bill has bid the highest price for the book at the auction so far.

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past participle

The Reference:

* Could be conjugated as a regular verb

bind (báind)

bound (báund)

bound (báund)

You can use this ribbon to bind the package. I‟ve got Shakespeare‟s Complete Works bound in leather. A strong culture has bound the Chinese people together for many years.

bite (báit)

bit (bit)

bitten (bíten)

When Jack is nervous, he bites his pencil. My neighbor‟s dog bit Sally the other day. During the picnic, we were bitten by mosquitoes.

bleed (blíid)

bled (bled)

bled (bled)

The boxer had a black eye and his nose was bleeding. The injured dog bled to death on the roadside. Bill could have bled to death if the he had not received help.

blow (blóu)

blew (blú)

blown (blown)

A freezing wind is blowing from the south. Billy blew the candles of his birthday cake. That terrible windstorm had blown all the trees down.

break (bréik)

broke (bróuk)

broken (bróuken)

Please handle this vase with care or else you‟ll break it. The kid fell off the tree and broke his arm.

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CNN has broadcast a documentary on terrorism. build (bild) built (bilt) built (bilt) The government plans to build new schools in this area. The survivors built a raft and were able to get to the shore.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. The historical building was burnt to ashes by vandals. burn (bern) burnt* (bernt) burnt* (bernt) Many people exercise to burn calories. They ate all the food we had brought for the party.theirregularverbs. Susan burnt all the letters her boyfriend had written to her. More and more hotels are built for tourists in this region. The puppies that my dog has bred will be given away. The tennis match will be broadcast in the morning.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb breed (bríid) bred (bred) bred (bred) He has a ranch in Mexico where he breeds horses Those dogs were traditionally bred for protection. bring (bring) brought (brot) brought (brot) Can you bring me the newspaper from the bedroom? Astronauts brought back a piece of the moon. page 4 from 38 By: Forsythia .com/verbPage. broadcast (brodkást) broadcast* (brodkást) broadcast* (brodkást) Our TV always broadcasts the local celebrations.

Mr. buy (bái) bought (bot) bought (bot) I have been saving some money to buy a new car. She chose the most beautiful dress in the shop and bought it. One of our car tyres burst after hitting a pothole. The thieves were caught when they were coming out of the shop. choose (chúus) chose (chóus) chosen (chóusen) The jury will have to choose one winner per country. catch (kach) caught (kot) caught (kot) Spiders use their webs to catch insects. The old lady was feeling lonely so she bought a dog.theirregularverbs. The fisherman stopped his boat and cast the net into the river. page 5 from 38 By: Forsythia .php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb burst (berst) burst (berst) burst (berst) I hate balloons when they burst. My son started to cry because his balloon had burst. Jones was chosen as executive director of the company. cast (kast) cast (kast) cast (kast) The tall building casts a shadow over the park. Jack caught the train at seven o'clock that She told her grandson that she had bought a lot of candy for him.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. The news which had cast doubts on the president‟s honesty was false.

present past past participle The Reference: http://www. The survivors of the shipwreck clung to a raft. How many people have come to the exhibition yet? cost (kost) cost (kost) cost (kost) Excuse Everybody clapped when Sally went up to get her diploma. how much does this book cost? His fiancée‟s diamond ring cost a fortune. she clapped her hands in delight. clothe (klóud) clad* (klad) clad* (klad) The mother clothed the little boy in a woolen sweater. When the girl saw her gift. the audience started clapping.theirregularverbs.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb clap (klap) clapt* (klapt) clapt* (klapt) After the lecture. cling (kling) clung (klang) clung (klang) We sometimes cling to silly superstitions. It has cost a fortune to continue with that war. The dictator has clung to power for too many years. Ivy clothed the walls of the castle. She was clad in an elegant silk dress. She is feeling sad because nobody came to her party last night. page 6 from 38 By: Forsythia . come (kam) came (kéim) come (kam) Tom usually comes to school by bus.

The spider crept up my arm towards my neck. Those detectives dealt with very dangerous criminals. The hairdresser has cut Jane‟s hair very short. Billy cut his finger with a knife when he was cooking. cut (kat) cut (kat) cut (kat) My father often cuts himself while shaving. A ditch is being dug along the road. These town folks dive for pearls as a means of living.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb creep (kríip) crept (krept) crept (krept) We saw a crocodile creeping along the road.theirregularverbs. They‟re digging for gold in this area. dig (dig) dug (dag) dug (dag) The dog dug all the garden but couldn‟t find its bone. so we dove into the lake and swam for a while. Fred started the game by dealing two cards to each player. dive (dáiv) dove* (dóuv) dived (dáivt) It was very hot. deal (díil) dealt (delt) dealt (delt) Ms.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. Lucy has dived with sharks many times since she came here. Pierce deals with all kinds of people in her job. page 7 from 38 By: Forsythia . The camper crept into the tent as soon as the sun had

drive (dráiv) drove (dróuv) driven (dríven) I drove to the supermarket but couldn‟t find a parking space there. Could you drive me to the airport The truck driver has driven the whole night and now he is exhausted. I have drunk too much wine What have you done with my books? draw (dróo) drew (dru) drawn (dróon) I went the bank to draw some money out of my account. The doctors did everything they could to save the patient. drunk (drank) Tracy drank far too much yesterday.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb do (du) did (did) done (dan) We should do something to help those people. drink (drink) drank (draank) You mustn‟t drink and drive. Mark has always dreamt of becoming a doctor. page 8 from 38 By: Forsythia . Some readers have drawn wrong conclusions about the book.theirregularverbs.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. She was dreaming when the alarm clock went off. dream (dríim) dreamt* (dremt) dreamt* (dremt) I dreamt about you last night. The teacher wants to know who drew her caricature on the wall.

When he was a boy. fed (fed) My baby is too young to feed himself. Prehistoric man dwelt in caves. fall (fol) fell (fel) fallen (fólen) The kid fell down and broke his With the coming of autumn.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb dwell (duél) dwelt (duélt) dwelt (duélt) That family used to dwell in a cottage beyond the river. he dwelt with Alaskan Indians. The farmer fed the horses before going out to the field. feel (fíil) felt (felt) felt (felt) If you take some aspirin. I was so hungry that I ate everything I found in the fridge. feed (fíid) fed (fed) I haven‟t fed the cat yet. you‟ll feel better. Susan felt very sad when her cat died. We‟ve eaten so much that we won‟t have dinner. Feel this feather pillow! It‟s really soft.theirregularverbs. eat (íit) ate (éit) eaten (íiten) Laura is a vegetarian so she doesn‟t eat meat. leaves are starting to fall. The temperature has fallen sharply.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. page 9 from 38 By: Forsythia .

Steps should be taken to fight poverty. Have you seen it? A dead whale was found on the when the war broke out. All the rooms in this company are fitted with sprinklers. Have you found your glasses? fit (fit) fit* (fit) fit* (fit) David tried the blue suit on. but it didn‟t fit him. flee (flíi) fled (fled) fled (fled) The Jacksons fled to the U.theirregularverbs. page 10 from 38 By: Forsythia . the driver had already fled the scene of the accident. My grandfather fought in World War II. find (fáund) found (fáund) found (fáund) I can‟t find my wallet. When the police arrived. he always flings his overcoat onto the sofa.present past past participle The Reference: http://www.S. The fugitive was caught by border guards while trying to flee the country.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb fight (fáit) fought (fot) fought (fot) Two of my classmates are always fighting. fling (fling) flung (flang) flung (flang) As Peter arrives from work. The kids flung themselves onto the bed and turned on the TV. This key doesn‟t fit the lock.

php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb fly (flái) flew (flu) flown (flóun) We saw a plane flying over the lake. The teacher forbade the pupils to leave the classroom. forecast (forkást) forecast* (forkást) forecast* (forkást) Temperatures were forecast to drop forbid (forbíd) forbade (forbéid) forbidden (forbíden) His doctor has forbidden him to eat salt. foretell (fortél) foretold (fortóuld) foretold (fortóuld) No one can foretell the future. Photography is strictly forbidden during the show. Experts are forecasting an upturn in the economy. This pilot has flown large passenger airplanes for many years.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. foresee (forsíi) foresaw (forsó) foreseen (forsíin) It‟s impossible to foresee how their plans will work out. A sparrow flew in through the window. Thunderstorms are forecast for tomorrow.theirregularverbs. Who can foretell what the future will bring? page 11 from 38 By: Forsythia . The witch foretold that Thomas would become famous. Nobody could have foreseen the extent of the damage. They foresaw some difficulties arising in the future.

Paula adopted a stray dog whose owner had forsaken it. forgive (forguív) forgave (forguéiv) forgiven (forguíven) I‟ve lost your book. freeze (fríiss) froze (fróuss) frozen (fróussen) Water freezes at zero degrees Celsius. page 12 from 38 By: Forsythia . That woman forsook her family and went to live abroad. forsake (forséik) forsook (forsúuk) forsaken (forséiken) Alice loved Mike and promised that she would never forsake him.theirregularverbs. what‟s your phone number? Liza forgot her umbrella on the bus. I don‟t know how to get home from here. Please. get (get) got (got) got/gotten (goten) Billy got a tennis racket for his birthday. forgive me! She won‟t forgive Steve for what he did to her. Prices have been frozen owing to the new economic measures. Before I forget. I got a very angry when I saw what they had * Could be conjugated as a regular verb forget (forguét) forgot (forgót) forgotten (forgóten) I have forgotten about today‟s appointment.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. His boss forgave Mark for arriving late. A climber froze to death on the mountain.

com/verbPage.theirregularverbs. When I was a child. My puppy has grown very quickly during the first seven months. Henry usually goes to work by train. Will you give this letter to your mom. The Jacksons have always given food and clothes to the poor. grind (gráind) ground (gráund) ground (gráund) Let‟s grind some coffee for breakfast. handwrite (jandráit) handwrote (jandróut) handwritten (jandríten) Since Paul doesn‟t have a computer. page 13 from 38 By: Forsythia . grow (gróu) grew (gru) grown (gróun) Deserts are too arid for grass to grow. Mary is not at home. Yesterday I handwrote my essay because my printer was broken. Molly? go (góu) went (went) gone (góon) We went to the movies last night.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb give (guív) gave (guéiv) given (guíven) Mr. The mysterious note the Clarks received was handwritten but not signed. he handwrites all his letters. Blake gave his wife a ring for their wedding anniversary. Carol has been grinding her teeth in her sleep lately. we had an orchard where we grew apples. She has gone to the doctor‟s.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. The cook ground some meat in order to make hamburgers.

php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb hang (jáang) hung (jang) hung (jang) Are you going to hang that horrible picture on this wall? Please come in and hang your coat from that hook. Have you heard the latest news on the radio? hide (jáid) hid (jid) hidden (jíden) The kid was very scared so he hid under the bed. have (jáav) had (jáad) had (jáad) The Jacksons have three small children. White had a lot of money years ago. Linda has had a well-paid job since 2004. The dog started barking when he heard footsteps around the house. Sam? hit (jit) hit (jit) hit (jit) That tennis player hits the ball very hard. Mr. but now he is very poor. Amanda has never hit any of her children. page 14 from 38 By: Forsythia . The burglar was hiding from the police in the basement. hear (jíier) heard (jerd) heard (jerd) The old lady wears a hearing aid because she can‟t hear very past past participle The Reference: http://www.theirregularverbs. Caroline hung a flag from her balcony to show her solidarity. What have you hidden in that box.

A tennis competition is held in this city every year.php?page=34&language=spanish present past past participle * Could be conjugated as a regular verb hold (jóuld) held (jeld) held (jeld) As she was crossing the street. inlay (inléi) inlaid (inléid) inlaid (inléid) The lid of the coffer was inlaid with gold. hurt (jert) hurt (jert) hurt (jert) When the ballet was over. Pieces of wood have been inlaid to the living-room wall. That jeweler inlays boxes with silver and gold. All this data has already been input into the computer. Who input this text yesterday? keep (kíip) kept (kept) kept (kept) Waiter. Please. The old lady kept her jewels in a safe. page 15 from 38 By: Forsythia . Karen‟s lies have hurt Steve so much that he‟ll break the engagement. input (ínput) input* (ínput) input* (ínput) This teller inputs figures into the bank‟s network system. Susie held her dad‟s hand keep the change. The champion is holding the trophy in the air.The old man hit the thief on the head with his walking stick. the dancer‟s feet hurt. here‟s a ten dollar bill. The Reference: http://www.theirregularverbs. The horseman hurt his back while taming a wild horse. That farmer has kept cattle for years.

Steve knew that he would not get any help from anybody . Wendy has knitted many sweaters using a machine. know (nóu) knew (niú) known (nóun) We have known Victor for eight years. page 16 from 38 By: Forsythia . The schoolboy laid his books on his desk and ran to the playground. While listening to the priest.present past past participle The Reference: http://www.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb kneel (níil) knelt* (nelt) knelt* (nelt) The vet kneelt down to examine the horse‟s hoof. laid (léid) Cindy has always laid the table before dinner. That hermit has always led a very quiet life. Many people kneel to pray.theirregularverbs. the congregation was kneeling. lay (léi) laid (léid) Hens lay eggs. Amy knit this white shawl herself. knit (nit) knit* (nit) knit* (nit) My grandmother loves knitting woolen scarves. The hostess led us to our table. I know very well what you mean. lead (líid) led (led) led (led) Eating junk food can lead to health

leap (líip) leapt* (lept) leapt* (lept) At the aquarium. Today my six-year-old child has learnt the alphabet at school.m.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. Mr. The boss leant back in his chair and listened to his employee. Anne doesn‟t have her bike because she lent it to her friend yesterday. lend (lend) lent (lent) Lend me your pen. Share prices have leapt from $200 to $350 today. What did Doris do when she learnt the news? leave (líiv) left (left) left (left) The plane leaves JFK airport at 8:00 a. I‟m sorry. lent (lent) I lent Greg a novel but he hasn‟t returned it yet. Parker‟s not in the office.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb lean (líin) leant* (lent) leant* (lent) The man who is leaning against the wall is my brother. a killer whale leapt out of the water.theirregularverbs. It was very warm so I left the windows open. Gazelles run and leap over meadows. The disabled man walked slowly leaning on a woman‟s arm. learn (lern) learnt* (lernt) learnt* (lernt) Kevin is learning to dance tango. page 17 from 38 By: Forsythia . He has already left.

so she took out a cigarette and lit it. make (méik) made (méid) made (méid) I‟ve just made a cake. Would you like a slice? Is your shirt made of cotton? Make your bed before you go to school. so she had to light some candles. Ted. page 18 from 38 By: Forsythia . light (láit) lit* (lit) lit* (lit) At nightfall. I need to go to the embassy because I‟ve just lost my My wife was very tired so she lay down to take a nap.theirregularverbs. lie (lái) lay (léi) lain (léin) London lies in the south of England. There was a dead snake lying on the road. you‟ll lose all your friends.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. the campers lit a fire and sat around it. Mary was nervous. Daisy‟s parents didn‟t let her go to the party. My wife lost all our money in the casino. There was a power cut.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb let (let) let (let) let (let) Let me just finish this and I‟ll help you. Let‟s go out to dinner tonight. lose (lúus) lost (lost) lost (lost) If you keep telling lies.

Mary was nervous. you‟ll lose all your friends.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb let (let) let (let) let (let) Let me just finish this and I‟ll help you.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. I need to go to the embassy because I‟ve just lost my passport. There was a dead snake lying on the road. make (méik) made (méid) made (méid) I‟ve just made a My wife lost all our money in the casino. Would you like a slice? Is your shirt made of cotton? Make your bed before you go to school. so she had to light some candles. Ted. Let‟s go out to dinner tonight.theirregularverbs. so she took out a cigarette and lit it. the campers lit a fire and sat around it. lose (lúus) lost (lost) lost (lost) If you keep telling lies. page 19 from 38 By: Forsythia . There was a power cut. light (láit) lit* (lit) lit* (lit) At nightfall. lie (lái) lay (léi) lain (léin) London lies in the south of England. Daisy‟s parents didn‟t let her go to the party. My wife was very tired so she lay down to take a nap.

Witnesses who mislead the police commit a serious offence. I didn‟t mean to. The sun had melted the snow on the roof. Tracy met her husband when she was a college student. page 20 from 38 By: Forsythia . meet (míit) met (met) met (met) Have you ever met a famous movie star before? Let‟s meet for a drink on Saturday. To prepare the recipe. melt (melt) melted (mélted) molten* (móulten) If you place an ice cube on a hot surface. Alice has mistaken the dog‟s welcoming bark as a threat. mistake (mistéik) mistook (mistúuk) mistaken (mistéiken) The woman mistook his gesture and got furious.theirregularverbs. I melted some butter in a pan. it melts.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb mean (míin) meant (ment) meant (ment) I don‟t He has misled us on purpose about his actual motive. mislead (mislíid) misled (misléd) misled (misléd) The accused misled the jury during the trial.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. What do you mean? I‟m sorry I spilled your drink. Caroline had meant to help me but he couldn‟t. I mistook the man‟s good intentions and got offended.

Knowing that she might drown. I just want to help mow (móu) mowed (móud) mown (móun) Our gardener mowed the lawn last week. Gray saying that he had fire Edward.theirregularverbs. We sometimes overhear our neighbors arguing. Evans was your physician. desperation overtook her. overtake (ouvertéik) overtook (ouvertúuk) overtaken (ouvertéiken) You mustn‟t overtake vehicles on a curve because it‟s very dangerous. page 21 from 38 By: Forsythia . We had to brake because we were overtaken by a huge truck. I can feel the smell of grass. You misunderstood my intentions. pay (péi) paid (péid) paid (péid) How much did you pay for that car? The Smiths paid $400. May I borrow your mower? I need to mow my lawn. Dad must have mown the back yard.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. Let‟s speak quietly so as not to be overheard.000 for their new house. Don‟t misunderstand Sarah—she is grateful for your assistance. overhear (ouverjíier) overheard (ouverjérd) overheard (ouverjérd) I overheard Mr. I must have misunderstood you. George doesn‟t have enough money to pay for his debt.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb misunderstand (misanderstánd) misunderstood (misanderstúud) misunderstood (misanderstúud) I thought Dr.

Miller. page 22 from 38 By: Forsythia . Betsy is on a diet so she had to quit junk food. rid (rid) rid* (rid) rid* (rid) Jack left home because he wanted to be rid of his parents. I‟ll quit my job. We got rid of old clothes by calling the Salvation Army. After the burglary. Miss Anderson? Vivian read about the accident in yesterday‟s newspaper. we put a new lock on the door.. read (ríiid) read (red) Have you read any of his novels? read (red) Should I read this book.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. quit (kuít) quit (kuít) My uncle decided to quit smoking.S. Alex ridded himself of guilt by telling the truth. put all your toys in the box before dinner. Martin‟s suspicions proved to be groundless. quit (kuít) If you don‟t give me a raise. In the U. Mr.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb prove (prúuv) proved (prúuvt) proven* (prúuven) His attorney believes that the new evidence will prove his innocence. put (put) put (put) Have you put sugar in my tea? put (put) people are innocent until proven guilty.

The carpenter is sawing some wood to make a cabinet.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. rise (ráis) rose (róus) risen (rísen) The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. When the judge walked into the courtroom. he rode a Harley Davidson. The dog was panting because it had been running.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb ride (ráid) rode (róud) ridden (ríden) My sister has ridden horses since the age of seven. When my brother was a teenager.theirregularverbs. Your aunt rang when you were taking a shower. ring (ring) rang (raang) The phone is ringing! rung (rang) I rang the doorbell but there was nobody in the house. We love riding our bikes across the park. Has the cake risen? It‟s been in the oven for 20 minutes. run (ran) ran (raan) run (ran) Sean ran to the station. saw (so) sawed (sod) sawn* (sóon) Lumberjacks sawed all the trees in this area last month. but missed the train. everyone rose. Our gardener has sawn a large branch from this page 23 from 38 By: Forsythia . My brother can run 100 meters in 11 minutes.

seek (síik) sought (sot) sought (sot) My girlfriend is seeking a new job.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. sell (sel) sold (sóuld) sold (sóuld) My neighbours sold their house to Mr. As Peter was involved in an accident. page 24 from 38 By: Forsythia . Alison hasn‟t sent any e-mails yet. Walker for $500. The murderer was seen running from the scene of the crime. This novel has sold so well that it has been reprinted many times.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb say (séi) said (sed) said (sed) Excuse me -I couldn‟t hear you. That company has always sought new ways to expand its business. Most record stores sell CD‟s and DVD‟s. send (send) sent (sent) sent (sent) Bob sent the parcel by mail yesterday I need go to the post office to send a letter.000. What did you say? “Good morning. I have something to say.theirregularverbs. Dave bought a pair of glasses because he can‟t see very well. see (síi) saw (so) seen (síin) We saw a very good movie last madam!” said the janitor. he sought legal advice. Listen to me.

php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb set (set) set (set) set (set) No sooner had he arrived than he set his suitcase on the floor.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. I don‟t want to oversleep so I‟ll set the alarm clock for six. You should shave it. Shake the bottle well before you take this medicine. could you please sew the button on this jacket? shake (shéik) shook (shúuk) shaken (shéiken) The whole city was shaken by the earthquake. sew (sóu) sewed (sóud) sewn* (sóun) A dressmaker sewed my wedding dress. The movie is set in San Francisco in the early „60s. The town‟s barber shears his hair every other month.theirregularverbs. shave (shéiv) shaved (shéivt) shaven* (shéiven) Your beard is growing. My cousin shaved off his moustache two days ago. I asked my uncle to lend me his car but he shook his head in disapproval. Mom. page 25 from 38 By: Forsythia .com/verbPage. He has shaven his head because he has decided to become a monk. The seams in Dad‟s suit were sewn by a tailor. I‟ll take my poodle to the pet shop so that they‟ll shear her. shear (shíir) shore* (shor) shorn* (shorn) All the sheep on this farm are shorn twice a year.

php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb shed (shed) shed (shed) shed (shed) Snakes shed their skin from time to time. shoot (shúut) shot (shot) shot (shot) Please don‟t shoot! Here. the campers shone their flashlights around the dark forest. As the firm had shrunk. I‟m a beginner.theirregularverbs. In the morning sun. Miraculously. they decided to lay off personnel. shine (sháin) shone (shóun) shone (shóun) The sun is shining so let‟s go to the beach. her brain tumor shrank and finally disappeared. it will shrink. At night the fishermen shed light on the water to catch crabs. My niece shed tears when she heard that her cat had died. At nightfall.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. It‟s forbidden to shoot animals in these woods. Could you please show me how to hold the racket? My nephew showed me the butterfly he kept inside a box. take my money and my car key. show (shóu) showed (shóud) shown (shóun) Oliver has shown his oil painting at an art gallery this page 26 from 38 By: Forsythia . the stream shone like silver. The man pulled out a gun and shot the stranger who had entered his house. shrink (shrink) shrank (shraank) shrunk (shrank) If you wash a woolen sweater with hot water.

theirregularverbs. slay (sléi) slew (slúu) slain (sléin) The prince slew the dragon with a sword. page 27 from 38 By: Forsythia . Sadly. Excuse me—you may not sit here because this seat is reserved. Jackson sat on a chair and read a magazine. sunk (sank) The boat has sunk owing to its heavy cargo. The hijackers may slay all the crew on this plane.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb shut (shat) shut (shat) shut (shat) Hardly had he walked in when he shut the door behind him. I was singing in the shower when someone knocked on the door. The corner coffestore shuts at midnight. sing (sing) sang (saang) sung (sang) At sunrise. sit (sit) sat (sat) sat (sat) In the waiting room. She sank into her favorite armchair to read his letter. sink (sink) sank (saank) The Titanic sank in 1912. Frank Sinatra sang many songs during his lifetime. Mrs. We were sitting at the table when Robert arrived. I had shut all the windows before I went to bed. the hostages were slain by the kidnappers.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. birds sing outside my bedroom

We couldn‟t sleep last night because our neigbours had a noisy party.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb sleep (slíip) slept (slept) slept (slept) Paula was moody because she had slept badly the night before. slide (sláid) slid (slid) slid (slíden) The skier slid downhill and reached the foot of the mountain. I feel tired. I haven‟t slept very well for the last three days.theirregularverbs. sling (sling) slung (slang) slung (slang) Don‟t sling your clothes on the floor. Brown slit open an envelope and took out a letter. and escaped. Alex. The concert was so bad that the band had to slink by a back door. stole a pearl necklace. page 28 from 38 By: Forsythia . slit (slit) slit (slit) slit (slit) Mr.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. Will you sling us a few pears. Tom? slink (slink) slunk (slank) slunk (slank) The stranger tried to slink into the mansion by a cellar door. A thief slunk into the jewelry store. The robber tried to slit the man‟s throat but was caught by the police. These doors slide open automatically. The dancer‟s skirt was slit up the The snake had slid along the sand before it hid behind a rock. Be tidy! They slung their jackets into the back of the van and left.

smelt* (smelt) His breath smelt of alcohol and couldn‟t walk properly. speak (spíik) spoke (spóuk) spoken (spóuken) Is Mr. According to doctor. please? I need to speak to him—it‟s urgent. This perfume smells good. Wilkins in. This soil is good for sowing those plants. page 29 from 38 By: Forsythia . The man who spoke to me had a foreign accent.theirregularverbs. these pills will speed Kate‟s recovery.. Mary sneaked into my bedroom while I was away. A man‟s just snuck into the party without being seen. Barbara‟s teacher has spoken to her mother about her low grades. The taxi speeded us to the airport. you‟ll have to harvest in the summer. If you sow now.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. sneak (sníik) snuck* (snak) snuck* (snak) The student sneaked a note to one of his our gardener watered the flowerbed.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb smell (smel) smelt* (smelt) I can smell something burning. sow (sóu) sowed (sóud) sown (sóun) Once he had sown the seeds. speed (spíid) sped* (sped) sped* (sped) The ambulance sped along the highway towards the hospital.

You spelt most words wrong. The boxer was spitting blood after receiving a terrible blow.theirregularverbs. your dictation isn‟t very good. Wayne spent a fortune on a fur coat. The maid carried a bucket full of water without spilling a drop. how do you spell your last name? I‟ve got a foreign name so I always have to spell it. spend (spend) spent (spent) spent (spent) Joe has spent all his savings and now he‟s penniless. The croupier spun the roulette wheel. Steve accidentally pushed Mary‟s arm and made Mary spill her coffee. Mrs. page 30 from 38 By: Forsythia . The clothes are spinning inside the washing machine.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb spell (spél) spelt* (spélt) spelt* (spélt) Excuse me. The man cleared his throat and spat on the spin (spin) spun (span) spun (span) A spider spun a web in the corner of the room. spit (spit) spat (spat) spat (spat) Football hooligans spat at policemen outside the stadium. We‟re going to spend our vacation in the Caribbean next year. Billy. spill (spil) spilt* (spilt) spilt* (spilt) The tanker spilled many gallons of oil into the ocean.present past past participle The Reference: http://www.

A sudden thunderstorm spoilt our picnic. spread (spred) spread (spred) spread (spred) The eagle spread its wings and flew away. The coach split the players into two teams. the pupils stood up. Tears sprang to her eyes after hearing the bad news. You spoiled the fish because you left it outside the fridge. The profits were split equally between the two spring (spring) sprang (spraang) sprung (sprang) The cat has sprung onto the table. That terrible disease is spreading very quickly. She spread her towel on the sand and lay down on it.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb split (split) split (split) splite (split) They share an apartment and split the rent and all the bills.theirregularverbs. There are three people standing at the bus stop. the soldiers sprang out of their tents. Help me! page 31 from 38 By: Forsythia . spoil (spóil) spoilt* (spóilt) spoilt* (spóilt) The Masons spoil their child by giving her whatever she wants. Don‟t jus stand there. When they heard the whistle. stand (stáand) stood (stúud) stood (stúud) When the teacher walked in.present past past participle The Reference: http://www.

Though it will sting. When she heard Ben‟s footsteps. I saw a thief stealing that lady‟s purse. My bike is not where I left it. While hiking in a forest. she strode to meet him. stride (stráid) strode* (stróud) stridden (stríden) Our boss was so furious that strode in the office shouting. stink (stink) stank (stáank) stunk (stank) The tramp was dirty and his breath stank of garlic.present past past participle The Reference: http://www.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb steal (stíil) stole (stóul) stolen (stóulen) Somebody stole my wallet on the a swarm of bees stung us. Don‟t stick your hands into the cage of the tiger. page 32 from 38 By: Forsythia . The lady stuck a stamp on the envelope and sent it airmail. We had to stride all day along the valley looking for a river.theirregularverbs. stick (stik) stuck (stak) stuck (stak) I need some glue to stick this photograph into our album. you have to wash that cut with soap and water. It must have been stolen. sting (sting) stung (stang) stung (stang) The kid was stung on the face by a wasp. The beggar hadn‟t washed for ages so his clothes stank. Polluted water stinks.

I have to sweep the dead leaves every day. Take this dessert over to your grandmother‟s. The tennis player swung the racket to hit the ball.theirregularverbs.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb sweep (suíip) swept* (suépt) swept* (suépt) The sweeper hasn‟t swept our street yet. Strong winds sweep the cliffs of Dover. take (téik) took (túuk) taken (téiken) The child was taken to see his mother in hospital. Betsy won‟t get into the water because she can‟t swim. Sarah was playing with a sharp knife so I took it away from her. swell (suél) swelled (suéld) swollen (suólen) The saleslady was standing the whole day so her feet got swollen. swim (suím) swam (suáam) swum (suám) Two swans were swimming in the lake. swing (suíng) swung (suáng) swung (suáng) The girl sat on a stool swinging her legs. page 33 from 38 By: Forsythia . The sailor jumped from the boat and swam to the shore. In fall.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. The curtains swelled in the breeze. The door swung open and the cowboy walked into the His leg swelled where the scorpion had stung him.

php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb teach (tíich) taught (tot) taught (tot) She has taught English for many years. Have I told you that Harold is getting married? People don‟t believe him for he‟s always telling lies. page 34 from 38 By: Forsythia . The student has just torn a sheet of paper from his notebook. After reading a letter.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. She thought for a moment but couldn‟t solve the problem. tear (téer) tore (tóor) torn (tóorn) I accidentally tore the fabric of my pants. tell (tel) told (tóuld) told (tóuld) The kindergarten teacher told the kids a beautiful story. thrive (zráiv) throve* (zróuv) thriven* (zríven) New restaurants thrive in this trendy neighborhood. His company throve and became the biggest in the country. Few animals have ever thriven in captivity. Let me think about it. Henry usually tears it into pieces.theirregularverbs. His father taught Daniel how to swim. Collins teaches biology at my school. think (zink) thought (zot) thought (zot) What do you think of this book? Do you like it? I can‟t make a decision now.

throw me the ball and I‟ll catch it. Freddy was in hospital because a hooligan had thrown a stone at him. tread (tred) trod (trod) You trod on my foot! trodden (tróden) Many people had trodden this path before. The patient underwent some tests before the surgery. Little children can‟t understand abstract nouns.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb throw (zróu) threw (zrú) thrown (zróun) Simon. page 35 from 38 By: Forsythia . understand (anderstáand) understood (anderstúud) understood (anderstúud) I read the instructions but couldn‟t understand them. The fishermen were treading carefully on the coral reef.theirregularverbs. The tourists threw litter on the park. A classmate thrust a book at me. undergo (andergóu) underwent (anderwént) undergone (anderwént) Jim is undergoing psychotherapy. That old historical building has undergone several repairs. thrust (zrast) thrust (zrast) thrust (zrast) The mailman thrust a packet into my arms and left. His girlfriend understood what he was trying to say.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. The soldier thrust a knife into his

The rocks have been worn smooth by the tide. weave (uíiv) wove (uóuv) woven (uóuven) This tapestry has been woven by a famous artist. The rug is starting to wear. Will you undertake this task while I am away on a trip? upset (apsét) upset (apsét) upset (apsét) Vivian got there two hours late and upset all our plans. Sim wore a suit and tie for work. Eating fried food upsets my stomach. The Hawaiian girl wove flowers into a wake (uéik) woke (uóuk) woken (uóuken) What time does she wake up in the morning? I woke up late and missed the flight. My sister-in-law weaves shawls with a loom. wear (uéer) wore (uóor) worn (uórn) Mr.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb undertake (andertéik) undertook (andertúuk) undertaken (andertéiken) The police have undertaken full investigation into the murder. page 36 from 38 By: Forsythia . Our boss undertook a very ambitious project.present past past participle The Reference: http://www.theirregularverbs. We were woken up by a loud noise. The government‟s decision to freeze wages will upset many people.

My son had a high fever so I wet his forehead. page 37 from 38 By: Forsythia .com/verbPage. The player will wet his head before running into the soccer field.theirregularverbs. the royal couple will have wedded.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. Everybody wept at the funeral. I have wound a bandage around my injured arm. win (wín) won (wán) won (wán) Eugene O‟Neill won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. Ralph and Elizabeth were wedded in a cathedral. Do you think our team will win the World Cup? Tony won the lottery and became rich. wind (wáind) wound (wáund) wound (wáund) My grandfather winds his watch every day.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb wed (uéd) wed* (uéd) wed* (uéd) By the end of spring. weep (uíip) wept (uépt) wept (uépt) The film was so sad that made us weep. wet (uét) wet* (uét) wet* (uét) The hairdresser wetted the comb slightly to arrange her hair. That actor wedded a famous top model. My daughter fell down and wept for hours. The river wound its way between the hills.

This paint withstands high temperatures. Children usually learn to read and write at the age of six. She withstood the temptation to go to the party. withhold (widjóuld) withheld (widjéld) withheld (widjéld) She couldn‟t continue her trip because her passport had been withheld. page 38 from 38 By: Forsythia . I will withhold your fees until the work is withstand (widstáand) withstood (widstúud) withstood (widstúud) These pillars will withstand the heavy roof. You looked so mad that I thought you were going to wring his neck.theirregularverbs. wring (ring) wrung (rang) wrung (rang) The maid washed the shirt and wrung it carefully. The general ordered his troops to withdraw from the battlefield. write (ráit) wrote (róut) written (ríten) William Shakespeare wrote plays and sonnets.present past past participle The Reference: http://www. My sister hasn‟t written a letter to granny in ages.php?page=34&language=spanish * Could be conjugated as a regular verb withdraw (widróo) withdrew (widrú) withdrawn (widróon) Richard withdrew $200 from the ATM. The man was wringing his hands while plotting his revenge. The participant who cheated was withdrawn from the contest. The witness withheld crucial information from the police.

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