Easy Pace Learning



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Verbs Sheet 1: Irregular Verbs

Verb (infinitive) Past simple form Past participle
arise arose arisen
awake awoke awoken
bear bore borne
beat beat beaten
become became become
begin began begun
bend bent bent
beset beset beset
bet bet/betted bet
bid bid bid
bind bound bound
bite bit bitten
bleed bled bled
blow blew blown
break broke broken
breed bred bred
bring brought brought
broadcast broadcast broadcast
build built built
burn burnt/burned burnt/burned
burst burst burst
buy bought bought
cast cast cast
catch caught caught
choose chose chosen
cling clung clung
come came come
cost cost cost
creep crept crept
cut cut cut
hang hung hung
hang hanged hanged
have had had
hear heard heard
hide hid hidden
hit hit hit
hold held held
hurt hurt hurt
keep kept kept
kneel knelt knelt
know knew known
lay laid laid
lead led led
lean leant/leaned leant/leaned
leap leapt/leaped leapt/leaped
learn learnt/learned learnt/learned
leave left left
lend lent lent
let let let
lie lay lain
light lit/lighted lit/lighted
lose lost lost
make made made
mean meant meant
meet met met
misspell misspelt/misspelled misspelt/misspelled
mistake mistook mistaken
mow mowed mowed/mown
overcome overcame overcome
overdo overdid overdone
overtake overtook overtaken
overthrow overthrew overthrown
pay paid paid
plead pleaded/plead pleaded/plead
prove proved proved/proven
put put put
quit quit quit
read read read
rid rid rid
ride rode ridden
ring rang rung
rise rose risen
run ran run
saw sawed sawn/sawed
say said said
see saw seen
seek sought sought
sell sold sold
send sent sent
set set set
sew sewed sewn/sewed
shake shook shaken
shear sheared sheared/shorn
shed shed shed
shine shone shone
shoot shot shot
show showed shown
shrink shrank shrunk
shut shut shut
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
sit sat sat
sleep slept slept
slay slew slayed/slain
slide slid slid
sling slung slung
slit slit slit
smell smelt/smelled smelt/smelled
smite smote smitten
sow sowed sown/sowed
speak spoke spoken
speed sped/speeded sped/speeded
spell spelt/spelled spelt/spelled
spend spent spent
spill spilt/spilled spilt/spilled
spin spun spun
spit spat spat
split split split
spoil spoilt/spoiled spoilt/spoiled
spread spread spread
spring sprang sprung
stand stood stood
steal stole stolen
stick stuck stuck
sting stung stung
stink stank stunk
stride strode stridden
strike struck struck
strive strove striven
swear swore sworn
sweep swept swept
swell swelled swelled/swollen
swim swam swum
swing swung swung
take took taken
teach taught taught
tear tore torn
tell told told
think thought thought
thrive thrived/throve thrived
throw threw thrown
thrust thrust thrust
tread trod trodden
understand understood understood
uphold upheld upheld
upset upset upset
wake woke/waked woken/waked
wear wore worn
weave wove/weaved woven/weaved
wed wedded/wed wedded/wed
weep wept wept
win won won
wind wound wound
withdraw withdrew withdrawn
withhold withheld withheld
withstand withstood withstood
wring wrung wrung
write wrote written


  1. Yesterday evening I ________________ (go) to the cinema with a friend.
  2. From 1995 to 1998 I ________________ (work) in Tokyo.
  3. Last night the concert ________________ (finish) at midnight.
  4. I ________________ (arrive) at the office this morning before my colleagues.
  5. When he was young, Tom ________________ (ride) a bicycle to school.
  6. The train was at 8 p.m. so I ________________ (leave) home at 7 p.m.
  7. Last Sunday was my mother's birthday, so I ________________ (make) a cake.
  8. I ________________ (start) to play golf five years ago.
  9. The great composer Mozart ________________ (die) at the age of 35.
  10. Marie ________________ (do) a lot of English exercises last week.

Answer Key

  1. went
  2. worked
  3. finished
  4. arrived
  5. rode
  6. left
  7. made
  8. started
  9. died
  10. did