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  Irregular Verbs
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...more than 100 irregular verbs are in groups, according to the patterns of pronunciation; but they all have a form with "-ing"         
 
 
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Some verbs in the table are repeated because they have a prefix, e.g. fore-, over, re-, under-, with- ...
This table only shows the most common
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abide
abided/abode
abiding
arise
arose
arisen
arising
awake
awoke
awoken
awaking

backslide
backslid
backsliding
be
was/were
been
being
bear
forbear
bore
borne/born
bearing
beat
browbeat
beat
beaten
beating
beget
begot/begat
begotten
begetting
begin
began
begun
beginning
behold
beheld
beholding
bend
unbend
bent
bending
beseech
besought/beseeched
beseeching
beset
besetting
bet
bet/betted
betting
bid
forbid
outbid
overbid
underbid
bade/bid

outbid
overbid
underbid
bidden/bid
bidding
bind
rebind
bound
binding
bite
backbite
bit
bitten
biting
bleed
bled
bleeding
bless
blessed
blessed/blest
blessing
blow
blew
blown
blowing
break
broke
broken
breaking
breed
interbreed
bred
breeding
bring
brought
bringing
broadcast
broadcast/broadcasted
broadcasting
build
rebuild
built
building
burn
burnt/burned
burning
burst
bursting
bust
bust/busted
busting
buy
bought
buying

cast
broadcast
forecast
miscast
recast
cast

forecast/forecasted
casting
catch
caught
catching
chide
chided/chid
chided/chid/chidden
chiding
choose
chose
chosen
choosing
cleave
cleaved/clave
cleaved
cleaving
cleave
cleaved/clove/cleft
cleaved/cloven/cleft
cleaving
cling
clung
clinging
come
become
overcome
came
come
coming
cost
costing
creep
crept
creeping
crow
crowed/crew
crowed
crowing
cut
undercut
cutting

deal
misdeal
dealt
dealing
dig
dug
digging
disprove
disproved
disproved/disproven
 
dive
dived/dove
dived
diving
do
outdo
overdo
redo
undo
did
done
doing
draw
overdraw
withdraw
drew
drawn
drawing
dream
dreamed/dreamt
dreaming
drink
drank
drunk
drinking
drive
drove
driven
driving
dwell
dwelled/dwelt
dwelling

eat
overeat
ate
eaten
eating

fall
befall
fell
fallen
falling
feed
fed
feeding
feel
felt
feeling
fight
outfight
fought
fighting
find
found
finding
flee
fled
fleeing
fling
flung
flinging
fly
overfly
flew
flown
flying
foresee
foresaw
foreseen
foreseeing
foretell
foretold
foretelling
forget
forgot
forgotten
forgetting
forsake
forsook
forsaken
forsaking
forswear
forswore
forsworn
forswearing
freeze
unfreeze
froze
frozen
freezing

gainsay
gainsaid
gainsaying
get
got
got/gotten
getting
gild
gilded/gilt
gilding
gird
girded/girt
girding
give
forgive
gave
given
giving
go
undergo
went
gone
going
grind
ground
grinding
grow
outgrow
grew
grown
growing

hamstring
hamstringed/hamstrung
hamstringing
hang
overhang
hung/hanged
hanging
have
had
having
hear
mishear
overhear
rehear
heard
hearing
heave
heaved/hove
heaving
hew
hewed
hewed/hewn
hewing
hide
hid
hidden
hiding
hit
mishit
hitting
hold
behold
uphold
withhold
held
holding
hurt
hurting

input
inputting
inset
insetting
interbreed
interbred
interbreeding
interweave
interweaved/interwove
interweaved/interwoven
interweaving

keep
kept
keeping
ken
kenned/kent
kenned
kenning
kneel
knelt/kneeled
kneeling
knit
knitted/knit
knitting
know
knew
known
knowing

lay
inlay
mislay
overlay
waylay
laid
laying
lead
mislead
led
leading
lean
leant/leaned
leaning
leap
leapt/leaped
leaping
learn
learnt/learned
learning
leave
left
leaving
lend
lent
lending
let
sublet
letting
lie
underlie
lay
lain
lying
light
floodlight
spotlight
lighted/lit
lighting
lose
lost
losing

make
remake
made
making
mean
meant
meaning
meet
met
meeting
mislay
mislaid
mislaying
mislead
misled
misleading
misspell
misspelt/misspelled
 
mistake
mistook
mistaken
mistaking
misunderstand
misunderstood
misunderstanding
mow
mowed
mown/mowed
mowing

outbid
outbidding
outdo
outdid
outdone
outdoing
outfight
outfought
outfighting
outgrow
outgrew
outgrown
outgrowing
outrun
outran
outrun
outrunning
outsell
outsold
outselling
outshine
outshone
outshining
overbid
overbid/overbidden
overbidding
overcast
overcasting
overcome
overcame
overcome
overcoming
overdo
overdid
overdone
overdoing
overdraw
overdrew
overdrawn
overdrawing
overeat
overate
overeaten
overeating
overfly
overflew
overflown
overflying
overhang
overhung
overhanging
overhear
overheard
overhearing
overlay
overlaid
overlaying
overlie
overlay
overlain
overlying
overpay
overpaid
overpaying
override
overrode
overridden
overriding
overrun
overran
overrun
overrunning
oversee
oversaw
overseen
overseeing
oversell
oversold
overselling
overshoot
overshot
overshooting
oversleep
overslept
oversleeping
overtake
overtook
overtaken
overtaking
overthrow
overthrew
overthrown
overthrowing

pay
overpay
prepay
underpay
paid
paying
plead
pleaded/pled
pleading
prove
proved
proved/proven
proving
put
input
output
put
input/inputted
putting

quit
quit/quitted
quitting

read
misread
/red/
reading
rend
rent
rending
rid
ridding
ride
override
rode
ridden
riding
ring
rang
rung
ringing
rise
rose
risen
rising
run
outrun
overrun
ran
run
running

saw
sawed
sawed/sawn
sawing
say
gainsay
unsay
said
saying
see
foresee
oversee
saw
seen
seeing
seek
sought
seeking
sell
outsell
oversell
undersell
sold
selling
send
sent
sending
set
beset
inset
upset
setting
sew
sewed
sewn/sewed
sewing
shake
shook
shaken
shaking
shear
sheared
shorn/sheared
shearing
shed
shedding
shine
outshine
shone/shined
shining
shit
shat/shitted
shitting
shoe
shod
shoeing*
shoot
overshoot
shot
shooting
show
showed
shown/showed
showing
shrink
shrank
shrunk
shrinking
shrive
shrived/shrove
shrived/shriven
shriving
shut
shutting
sing
sang
sung
singing
sink
countersink
sank
sunk
sinking
sit
sat
sitting
slay
slayed/slew
slain
slaying
sleep
oversleep
slept
sleeping
slide
backslide
slid
sliding
sling
slung
slinging
slink
slunk
slinking
slit
slitting
smell
smelled/smelt
smelling
smite
smote
smitten
smiting
sow
sowed
sown/sowed
sowing
speak
bespeak
spoke
spoken
speaking
speed
sped/speeded
speeding
spell
misspell
spelt/spelled
spelling
spend
misspend
spent
spending
spill
spilt/spilled
spilling
spin
span/spun
spun
spinning
spit
spat
spitting
split
splitting
spoil
spoilt/spoiled
spoiling
spread
spreading
spring
sprang
sprung
springing
stand
misunderstand
understand
withstand
stood
standing
stave
staved/stove
staving
steal
stole
stolen
stealing
stick
stuck
sticking
sting
stung
stinging
stink
stank
stunk
stinging
strew
strewed
strewed/strewn
strewing
stride
bestride
strode
stridden
striding
strike
struck
striking
string
strung
stringing
strive
strove
striven
striving
swear
forswear
swore
sworn
swearing
sweep
swept
sweeping
swell
swelled
swelled/swollen
swelling
swim
swam
swum
swimming
swing
swung
swinging

take
mistake
overtake
partake
undertake
took
taken
taking
teach
taught
teaching
tear
tore
torn
tearing
tell
foretell
retell
told
telling
think
thought
thinking
thrive
thrived/throve
thrived/thriven
thriving
throw
overthrow
threw
thrown
throwing
thrust
thrusting
tread
trod
trodden/trod
treading

unbind
unbound
unbinding
underbid
underbid/underbidden
underbidding
undercut
undercutting
underlie
underlay
underlain
underlying
understand
understood
understanding
undertake
undertook
undertaken
undertaking
underwrite
underwrote
underwritten
underwriting
undo
undid
undone
undoing
unwind
unwound
unwinding
uphold
upheld
upholding
upset
upsetting

wake
woke/waked
woken/waked
waking
waylay
waylaid
waylaying
wear
wore
worn
wearing
weave
interweave
weaved/wove
weaved/woven
weaving
wed
wedded/wed
wedding
weep
wept
weeping
wet
wetted/wet
wetting
win
won
winning
wind
unwind
wound
winding
withdraw
withdrew
withdrawn
withdrawing
withhold
withheld
withholding
withstand
withstood
withstanding
wreak
wreaked/wrought
wreaking
wring
wrung
wringing
write
rewrite
underwrite
wrote
written
writing

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