Term: Irregular Verbs

Definition:


An irregular verb is one that does not take the -ed ending for the Past Simple and Past Participle forms. Some irregular verbs do not change; put put put, while others change completely; buy bought bought, etc.

Irregular verbs fall into 5 categories:

  1. Base Form
  2. Past Simple
  3. Past Participle
  4. 3rd Person Singular
  5. Present Participle / Gerund

See Also: Auxiliary Verb; Ditransitive Verb; Dynamic Verb; Finite Verb; Inchoative Verb; Intransitive Verb; Modal Verb; Non-finite Verb; Phrasal Verb; Regular Verb; Stative Verb; Transitive Verb; Verb Group; Verb Phrase

More Information on Irregular Verbs

Browse our English Irregular Verb List which includes their base form, past simple, past participle, 3rd person singular, and the present participle / gerund. Related Pages: What is an Irregular Verb? Free Download: English Irregular Verb Viewer