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English Grammar | Full List of Irregular Verbs in English [A-Z]

Explore the full list of irregular verbs in English from A to Z, accompanied by audio for pronunciation clarity.
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Welcome to our complete guide on irregular verbs in English. Here, you’ll find a full list of irregular verbs from A to Z. Each verb is listed for easy reference, accompanied by example sentences, and audio recordings are provided for correct pronunciation

Some verbs on the list are marked with an asterisk (*), indicating they also have a regular form.

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Irregular Verbs In English [A-Z]

INFINITIVEPAST SIMPLEPAST PARTICIPLEEXAMPLE SENTENCES
abide
[ə'baɪd]
abode*
[ə'boʊd]
abode*
[ə'boʊd]
'I can't abide her.'
[to dislike]

'Last month, she abided by the rules of the game.'
[to follow]

'I have always abode my brother's loud music.'
[to tolerate]
arise
[ə'raɪz]
arose
[ə'roʊz]
arisen
[ə'rɪzən]
'If the opportunity arises, I'd love to go to China.'
[to occur; to present itself]

'We arose early on Christmas morning.'
[to get up]

'Many questions have arisen since the investigation started.'
[to emerge]
awake
[ə'weɪk]
awoke*
[ə'woʊk]
awoken*
[ə'woʊkən]
'She awakes early every morning.'
[to wake up]

'The smell of baking bread awoke memories of her childhood.'
[to stir up]

'Young people have awoken to the environmental challenges we face.'
[to become aware]
be
[biː]
was/were
[wəz]/[wər]
been
[bɪn]
'She is happy.'

'He was tired yesterday.'

'They have been here before.'
bear
[ber]
bore
[bɔːr]
borne
[bɔːrn]
'She bears the heavy load easily.'

'He bore the pain bravely.'

'They have borne many challenges together.'
beat
[biːt]
beat
[biːt]
beaten
['bitən]
'He beats the drum loudly.'
[to hit repeatedly]

'She beat her opponent in the race yesterday.'
[to defeat]

'They have beaten their previous record.'
[to set a new record]
become
[bɪˈkʌm]
became
[bɪˈkeɪm]
become
[bɪˈkʌm]
'She becomes a doctor next year.'

'He became a teacher after college.'

'They have become good friends over time.'
begin
[bɪˈɡɪn]
began
[bɪˈɡæn]
begun
[bɪˈɡʌn]
'The class begins at 8:30 AM.'

'She began her new project last Monday.'

'He has begun to feel more confident lately.'
bend
[bend]
bent
[bent]
bent
[bent]
'He bends down to tie his shoes.'
[to lean over]

'She bent the metal spoon with her hands.'
[to curve]

'He has bent the rules to accommodate everyone.'
[to adapt]
bet
[bεt]
bet
[bεt]
bet
[bεt]
'He bets on horse races occasionally.'

'He bet on the wrong horse last weekend.'

'He has bet against the odds and won.'
bind
[baɪnd]
bound
[baʊnd]
bound
[baʊnd]
'Close personal ties bind me to this place.'

'He bound his wounds with a bandage.'

'They have bound the documents into a folder.'
bleed
[bliːd]
bled
[blɛd]
bled
[blɛd]
'She bleeds from her nose occasionally.'

'The cut bled for a few minutes.'

'The patient has bled excessively.'
blow
[bloʊ]
blew
[bluː]
blown
[bloʊn]
'He blows out the candles on his birthday cake.'

'The wind blew fiercely last night.'

'He has blown her nose into a tissue.'
break
[breɪk]
broke
[broʊk]
broken
[ˈbroʊkən]
'He always breaks the chocolate bar in half to share.'

'He broke his leg while skiing last winter.'

'He has broken the window accidentally.'
breed
[briːd]
bred
[brɛd]
bred
[brɛd]
'They breed rabbits on their farm.'

'She bred chickens for their eggs.'

'They have bred champion dogs for years.'
bring
[brɪŋ]
brought
[brɔːt]
brought
[brɔːt]
'I bring my lunch to work every day.'

'She brought a cake to the party last weekend.'

'She has brought her camera to capture the moment.'
broadcast
[ˈbrɔdkæst]
broadcast*
[ˈbrɔdkæst]
broadcast*
[ˈbrɔdkæst]
'She broadcasts her podcast twice a week.'

'The television station broadcast the game last night.'

'They have broadcast live events for years.'
build
[bɪld]
built
[bɪlt]
built
[bɪlt]
'She builds sandcastles on the beach.'

'They built a new school last year.'

'She has built her own business from scratch.'
burn
[bɜːrn]
burnt*
[bɜːrnt]
burnt*
[bɜːrnt]
'She burns incense to create a relaxing atmosphere.'

'He burnt his hand on the hot stove.'

'She has burnt herself while cooking.'
burst
[bɜrst]
burst
[bɜrst]
burst
[bɜrst]
'The balloon bursts when you blow too much air into it.'

'She burst into tears when she heard the sad news.'

'He has burst into laughter at the joke.'
buy
[baɪ]
bought
[bɔːt]
bought
[bɔːt]
'He buys a newspaper on his way to work.'

'She bought a gift for his friend's birthday.'

'She has bought tickets for the concert next week.'

* This verb form also has a regular form.

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