Regular and Irregular Verbs for beginners

Based on how we conjugate verbs in the past simple and the past participle, they can be divided into two types: Regular verbs and Irregular verbs.

"Regular and Irregular Verbs" in English Grammar

What Are Regular Verbs?

Regular verbs follow a consistent pattern when used in different tenses. They usually get '-ed' at the end to form the past tense and past participle of the verb. Here is a table of some of the most common regular verbs:

Past Tense Past Participle
Ask asked asked
Talk talked talked
Call called called
Play played played
Start started started
Watch watched watched
Change changed changed

Check out some examples:

She played basketball back then.

She has changed the house keys.

'work' is a regular verb

We talked to him yesterday.

What Are Irregular Verbs?

Irregular verbs do not follow a rule to form the past tense and the past participle. Here are some of the most common irregular verbs:

Past Tense Past Perfect
Be was/were been
Do did done
Break broke broken
Eat ate eaten
Get got got
Go went gone
Make made made

Now, let's see these verbs in action:

When I arrived, she was gone.

I made some tea for myself.

I've done my homework.


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