Regular and irregular verbs
The regular past simple and past participle forms are usually made by -ed ending (listen - listened, play - played). It is the same for all persons, singular and plural: I listened, you listened, he listened, we played, they played.
For spelling rules and the list of the most common regular verbs with spelling changes go to Regular verbs.
There are basically three irregular verb forms in English:
1.The base form (or bare infinitive): draw, lead, read, dream
2. The past tense (also called preterite): drew, led, read, dreamt or dreamed
3. The past participle (sometimes called perfect participle): drawn, led, read, dreamt or dreamed
As you can see from the examples above, some of the forms are completely different (draw - drew - drawn), some have a different infinitive, but the two other ones are the same (lead - led - led), some have the same spelling, but different pronunciation (read - read - read), some can be both regular and irregular (dream - dreamt/dreamed - dreamt/dreamed) and some have the same spelling and pronunciation (set -set -set).
List of irregular verbs
There are hundreds of such words in English. In the two lists below you will find the following:
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If you want to practise all the three forms, try and see our present perfect, past perfect and future perfect pages containing the explanation and a lot of online interactive exercises with answers.
And, of course, you can also try and see other English tenses where you will learn how to use the irregular forms in typical English sentences.
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