History of the English Language

Past Simple (Preterite) Irregular Verbs

Here is a list of Irregular verbs in the Past Simple.

NOTE: This list is not every past simple irregular verb, but it has a lot of the most common English verbs.

 

INFINITIVEPAST SIMPLE
bewas/were
becomebecame
beginbegan
bringbrought
buildbuilt
buybought
catchcaught
choosechose
comecame
costcost
cutcut
dodid
drinkdrank
drivedrove
eatate
fallfell
findfound
flyflew
forgetforgot
getgot
givegave
gowent
growgrew
havehad
hearheard
hithit
holdhold
keepkept
knowknew
leaveleft
letlet
lielay
loselost
makemade
meanmeant
paypaid
putput
readread
ringrang
runran
saysaid
seesaw
sellsold
sendsent
shootshot
singsang
sitsat
sleepslept
speakspoke
spendspent
standstood
stealstole
taketook
teachtaught
telltold
thinkthought
throwthrew
understandunderstood
wakewoke
wearwore
winwon
writewrote