100 Irregular Verbs in the Past: B1 Intermediate

The exercises and table below have the 100 most common verbs in the past which you really need to learn at a B1 or Intermediate level of English.

One easy way to improve your English is to really learn the Irregular verb forms in the Past Simple and the Past Perfect. To do this, you need to memorise the most common verbs and their past participles. List of Irregular Verbs in English B1 – B2 level

VERBS THAT DON’T CHANGE IN THE PAST

INFINITIVE PAST SIMPLE PAST PARTICIPLE
COST COST COST
CUT CUT CUT
BURST BURST BURST
HIT HIT HIT
HURT HURT HURT
LET LET LET
PUT PUT PUT
SET SET SET
SHUT SHUT SHUT

 

MODAL VERBS IN THE PAST

 

CAN (meaning ability) COULD  / WAS ABLE TO HAD BEEN ABLE TO
MUST HAD TO HAD TO
HAVE TO HAD TO HAD TO
SHOULD SHOULD HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE
WOULD WOULD HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE
MIGHT MIGHT HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE

 

ESSENTIAL IRREGULAR VERBS IN THE PAST

 

INFINITIVE PAST SIMPLE PAST PARTICIPLE
BE WAS/WERE BEEN
DO DID DONE
BECOME BECAME BECOME
GO WENT GONE
SEE SAW SEEN
SAY SAID SAID
READ READ (say red) READ (say red)

VERBS WITH SAME PAST SIMPLE & PAST PARTICIPLE

INFINITIVE PAST SIMPLE PAST PARTICIPLE
BEND BENT BENT
BRING BROUGHT BROUGHT
BUILD BUILT BUILT
BURN BURNED / BURNT BURNED / BURNT
BUY BOUGHT BOUGHT
CATCH CAUGHT CAUGHT
DIG DUG DUG
DREAM DREAMED / DREAMT DREAMED / DREAMT
FEED FED FED
FEEL FELT FELT
FIGHT FOUGHT FOUGHT
HANG HUNG HUNG / HANGED
HAVE HAD HAD
HEAR HEARD HEARD
HOLD HELD HELD
KEEP KEPT KEPT
KNEEL KNELT KNELT
LAY LAID LAID
LEAD LED LED
LEND LENT LENT
LEAVE LEFT LEFT
LOSE LOST LOST
MAKE MADE MADE
MEET MET MET
MUST HAD TO HAD TO
LIGHT LIT LIT
MEAN MEANT MEANT
PAY PAID PAID
SAY SAID SAID
SEND SENT SENT
SELL SOLD SOLD
SHINE SHONE SHONE
SHOOT SHOT SHOT
SIT SAT SAT
SLEEP SLEPT SLEPT
SLIDE SLID SLID
SPEND SPENT SPENT
SPOIL SPOILT SPOILT
SPILL SPILT SPILT
STAND STOOD STOOD
STICK STUCK STUCK
TELL TOLD TOLD
THINK THOUGHT THOUGHT
UNDERSTAND UNDERSTOOD UNDERSTOOD

 

IRREGULAR VERBS WITH SIMILAR PRONUNCIATION

INFINITIVE PAST SIMPLE PAST PARTICIPLE
BEAT BEAT BEATEN
BITE BIT BITTEN
BREAK BROKE BROKEN
CHOOSE CHOSE CHOSEN
DRAW DREW DRAWN
DRIVE DROVE DRIVEN
EAT ATE EATEN
FALL FELL FALLEN
FORGET FORGOT FORGOTTEN
FORGIVE FORGAVE FORGIVEN
GIVE GAVE GIVEN
FREEZE FROZE FROZEN
HIDE HID HIDDEN
KNOW KNEW KNOWN
RIDE RODE RIDDEN
RISE ROSE RISEN
SHAKE SHOOK SHAKEN
SPEAK SPOKE SPOKEN
STEAL STOLE STOLEN
WAKE WOKE WOKEN
WRITE WROTE WRITTEN

 

INFINITIVE PAST SIMPLE PAST PARTICIPLE
BEGIN BEGAN BEGUN
COME CAME COME
DRINK DRANK DRUNK
RING RANG RUNG
RUN RAN RUN
SING SANG SUNG
SINK SANK SUNK
SWIM SWAM SWUM

 

INFINITIVE PAST SIMPLE PAST PARTICIPLE
BLOW BLEW BLOWN
FLY FLEW FLOWN
GO GREW GROWN
KNOW KNEW KNOWN
THROW THREW THROWN
WEAR WORE WORN
TEAR TORE TORN

Irregular Verbs Exercise 1


Irregular Verbs Exercise 2

Irregular Verbs Exercise 3

Irregular Verbs Exercise 4

Irregular Verbs Exercise 5

Irregular Verbs Exercise 6

Irregular Verbs Exercise 7

Irregular Verbs Exercise 8

Irregular Verbs Exercise 9

Irregular Verbs Exercise 10

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