Before we look at the form of the irregular verbs, let’s do a very quick revision of regular verbs:
Form of regular verbs
To form the past simple and past participle, we add “ed” to the base form:
Base form: work
Past form: worked
Past participle: worked
That’s easy! Now let’s look at the irregular verbs in English. We’ll start with the verb “be” because it’s a special case.
The verb “be” is a special case because its form changes depending on the subject:
Base form: be
Past participle: been
Form of other irregular verbs
In English, there are many irregular verbs. By definition, irregular verbs do not follow any logical rules. In this section, you will learn over 40 irregular verbs. For the correct pronunciation of each verb, watch the video at the end of this lesson, below the table.
|Base form||Past form||Past participle|
|get||got||got (British English)
gotten (American English)
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In this video, you will learn the correct pronunciation of all of these irregular verbs as well as some example sentences: