Do-Did-Done (Irregular Verbs Made Easy) 5

This is not an ordinary table in alphabetical order; here, as far as the sounds and patterns of verb sets are concerned, the three forms of irregular verbs are systematically sorted/presented; thus, they have become easy to memorize. Each category of verb forms is made distinct from the other ones through use of different colors and spaces between the categories.

Base Form Simple Past Tense Past Participle
wake woke woken
awake awoke awoken
break broke broken
speak spoke spoken
steal stole stolen
weave wove/weaved woven/weaved
bear bore born
wear wore worn
swear swore sworn
shear shore shorn
tear tore torn
begin began begun
drink drank drunk
swim swam swum
ring rang rung
shrink shrank shrunk
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
spring sprang/sprung sprung
set set set
beset beset beset
upset upset upset
bet bet bet
beat beat beat
burst burst burst
cast cast cast
broadcast broadcast broadcast
cost cost cost
cut cut cut
hit hit hit
hurt hurt hurt
let let let
fit fit fit
put put put
quit quit quit
rid rid rid
shed shed shed
shut shut shut
slit slit slit
split split split
spread spread spread
spit spit/spat spit
thrust thrust thrust
find found found
grind ground ground
wind wound wound
blow blew blown
fly flew flown
grow grew grown
know knew known
throw threw thrown
overthrow overthrew overthrown
draw drew drawn
come came come
become became become
drive drove driven
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
get got gotten
give gave given
forgive forgave forgiven
forbid forbade forbidden
forsake forsook forsaken
ride rode ridden
rise rose risen
smite smote smitten
stride strode stridden (not used)
strive strove striven
take took taken
overtake overtook overtaken
mistake mistook mistaken
shake shook shaken
write wrote written
cling clung clung
fling flung flung
sling slung slung
hang hung hung
dig dug dug
wring wrung wrung
swing swung swung
bring brought brought
buy bought bought
catch caught caught
fight fought fought
seek sought sought
teach taught taught
think thought thought
feel felt felt
deal dealt dealt
keep kept kept
kneel knelt knelt
leap leapt/leaped leapt/leaped
dream dreamt/ dreamed dreamt/ dreamed
leave left left
mean meant meant
sleep slept slept
creep crept crept
spell spelt/spelled spelt/spelled
sweep swept swept
weep wept wept
misspell misspelt/ misspelled misspelt/misspelled
feed fed fed
lead led led
meet met met
bleed bled bled
plead pled pled
breed bred bred
speed sped sped
flee fled fled
bend bent bent
build built built
lend lent lent
learn learnt/learned learnt/learned
send sent sent
spend spent spent
spill spilt/spilled spilt/spilled
bite bit bitten
hide hid hidden
make made made
pay paid paid
stand stood stood
understand understood understood
withstand withstood withstood
come came come
overcome overcame overcome
run ran run
overrun overran overrun
sell sold sold
tell told told
saw sawed sawed/sawn
sew sewed sewed/sewn
shave shaved shaved/shaven
shoe shoed shoed/shod
show showed showed/shown
sow sowed sowed/sown
mow mowed mowed/mown
prove proved proved/proven
swell swelled swelled/swollen
thrive thrived/throve thrived
dive dived/dove dived
light lighted/lit lighted
shine shone shone
shoot shot shot
hold held held
slide slid slid
sit sat sat
read read read
choose chose chosen
freeze froze frozen
speak spoke spoken
spin spun spun
stick stuck stuck
sting stung stung
stink stank stunk
strike struck struck
string strung strung
hold held held
uphold upheld upheld
withhold withheld withheld
go went gone
forego (forgo) forewent foregone
hear heard heard
say said said
lay laid laid
lie lay lain
win won won
get got gotten
forget forgot forgotten
tread trod trodden
do did done
overdo overdid overdone
be was, were been
see saw seen
slay slew slain



More Irregular Verbs:


(Irregular Verb Dictionary for English learners contains over 370 irregular verbs)

A Smaller List of Irregular verbs (but in alphabetical order) on:


Introduction to Irregular Verbs in English:




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5 thoughts on “Do-Did-Done (Irregular Verbs Made Easy)

  1. Murali Jun 20,2011 9:35 am

    Thanks. A very useful table.

  2. Shams Nov 12,2011 8:31 pm

    You’re welcome, Murali. 

  3. Taye Jan 13,2012 12:29 am

    You’re the best!!

  4. KARY Aug 23,2012 9:56 am

    😀 Congrats! I really appreciate your work!!! It’s very useful

  5. sanjana Jan 7,2013 6:23 pm

    YupSie VeRY nIcE n UsEfUl…!! 🙂

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