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    Irregular verbs in British English

    Hello everyone. I was looking for some answers regarding irregular verbs in British English but I couldn't find an answer anywhere. Then I found this place and here I am. I would like some help from British people to tell me what are the correct forms, in British English, for the following verbs. For example: I know that in British English people say "Dreamt" while in American English it'd be "Dreamed", but it seems to differ so much from one verb to the other... So if someone could take the time to help me out with those, I'd be eternally grateful. Thanks in advance.

    Charlie.

    ache/ake – ached/oke – ached/aken
    bear – bore – borne/born
    beat – beat – beaten/beat
    beget – begot – begotten/begot
    bet – bet/betted – bet/betted
    bide – bided/bode – bided/bidden
    burn – burned/burnt – burned/burnt
    bust – busted/bust – busted/bust
    chide – chided/chid – chided/chid/chidden
    cleave [meaning to split] – cleft/clove/cleaved/ – cleft/cloven/cleaved
    clothe – clad/clothed – clad/clothed
    cost [intransitive sense] – cost/costed – cost/costed
    creep – crept/creeped– crept/creeped
    crow – crowed/crew – crowed
    dive – dived/dove – dived/dove
    dow – dowed/dought – dowed/dought
    dream – dreamed/dreamt – dreamed/dreamt
    dwell – dwelt/dwelled – dwelt/dwelled
    earn – earned/earnt – earned/earnt
    fit – fitted/fit – fitted/fit
    forbid – forbid/forbade/forbad – forbidden
    get – got– got/gotten
    gild – gilded/gilt – gilded/gilt
    grave – grove/graved – graven/graved
    grind – ground/grinded – ground/grinded
    hang – hung/hanged – hung/hanged
    hew – hewed – hewed/hewn
    hoist – hoisted/hoist – hoisted/hoist
    ken – kenned/kent – kenned/kent
    kneel – knelt/kneeled – knelt/kneeled
    knit – knit/knitted – knit/knitted
    lade – laded – laden/laded
    lean – leaned/leant – leaned/leant
    leap – leaped/leapt – leaped/leapt
    learn – learned/learnt – learned/learnt
    light – lit/lighted – lit/lighted
    melt – melted – melted/molten
    mow – mowed – mowed/mown
    pen – penned/pent – penned/pent
    plead – pled/pleaded – pled/pleaded
    prove – proved – proved/proven
    quit – quit/quitted – quit/quitted
    reave – reaved/reft – reaved/reft
    rid – rid/ridded – rid/ridden/ridded
    rive – rived/rove – rived/riven
    saw – sawed – sawed/sawn
    sew – sewed – sewn/sewed
    shave – shaved – shaved/shaven
    shear – sheared/shore – shorn/sheared
    shine – shone/shined – shone/shined
    shit – shit/shitted/shat – shit/shitted/shat
    shoe – shod/shoed – shodden/shod/shoed
    show – showed – shown/showed
    shrink – shrank/shrunk – shrunk/shrunken
    shrive – shrived– shrived
    sink – sank/sunk – sunk/sunken
    slay – slew/slayed – slain/slayed
    slide – slid – slid/slidden
    slink – slunk/slinked/slank – slunk/slinked/slank
    slit – slit – slit/slitten
    smell – smelled/smelt – smelled/smelt
    smite – smote – smitten/smitted
    sneak – sneaked/snuck – sneaked/snuck
    sow – sowed – sown/sowed
    speed – sped/speeded – sped/speeded
    spell – spelled/spelt – spelled/spelt
    spend – spent – spent
    spill – spilled/spilt – spilled/spilt
    spit – spat/spit – spat/spit
    split – split – split
    spoil – spoiled/spoilt – spoiled/spoilt
    spring – sprang/sprung – sprung
    stave – stove/staved – stove/staved
    stink – stank/stunk – stunk
    strew – strewed – strewn/strewed
    strike – struck – struck/stricken
    strip – stripped/stript – stripped/stript
    strive – strove/strived – striven/strived
    sweat – sweated/sweat – sweated/sweat
    swell – swelled – swollen/swelled
    swing – swang/swung – swung
    thrive – throve/thrived – thriven/thrived
    tread – trod/ – trodden/trod
    wear – weared/wore – weared/worn
    wed – wed/wedded – wed/wedded
    weep – wept/weeped – wept/weeped
    wet – wet/wetted – wet/wetted
    wring – wrang/wrung – wrung
    zinc – zinced/zinked/zincked – zinced/zinked/zincked

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    Re: Irregular verbs in British English

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