[Grammar] Irregular verbs in British English

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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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Welcome to the forum.

First, click here. That website should allow you to delete many of the verbs from your list. You can do that by clicking Edit Post followed by Save.

Ask us again if you have any specific questions.
 
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