Irregular Verbs in the Past

Learn English Verbs - Irregular Verbs in the Past

My ex-girlfriend broke my heart… 🙁

For regular verbs, just add -ed to make the past tense:

  • I work from 9 AM to 5:00 PM every day.
  • Yesterday, I worked until 6:00 PM.

Many common English verbs are irregular in the past:

 

Verb Past – Positive Past – Negative
be was / were wasn’t / weren’t
become became didn’t become
begin began didn’t begin
break broke didn’t break
bring brought didn’t bring
build built didn’t build
buy bought didn’t buy
can could couldn’t
come came didn’t come
cost cost didn’t cost
choose chose didn’t choose
do did didn’t do
drink drank didn’t drink
drive drove didn’t drive
eat ate didn’t eat
fall fell didn’t fall
feel felt didn’t feel
find found didn’t find
forget forgot didn’t forget
get got didn’t get
give gave didn’t give
go went didn’t go
grow grew didn’t grow
have had didn’t have
hear heard didn’t hear
leave left didn’t leave
let let didn’t let
lose lost didn’t lose
make made didn’t make
meet met didn’t meet
pay paid didn’t pay
put put didn’t put
read read
(pronounced “red”)
didn’t read
run ran didn’t run
say said didn’t say
see saw didn’t see
sell sold didn’t sell
send sent didn’t send
sit sat didn’t sit
sleep slept didn’t sleep
speak spoke didn’t speak
stand stood didn’t stand
take took didn’t take
teach taught didn’t teach
tell told didn’t tell
think thought didn’t think
understand understood didn’t understand
wake woke didn’t wake
wear wore didn’t wear
win won didn’t win
write wrote didn’t write


Irregular Past Verbs

Congratulations - you have completed Irregular Past Verbs. You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%. Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%
Your answers are highlighted below.
Question 1
Jimmy and Sean _________ a window while playing baseball inside the house.
A
broke
B
bought
C
built
Question 2
We _________ really late yesterday.
A
slept
B
sleeped
C
slipt
Question 3
Mrs. Johnson ___________ us about World War II in history class.
A
taught
B
thought
C
learned
Question 4
My boss ________ me an important e-mail this morning.
A
sent
B
spent
C
said
Question 5
My favorite basketball team _______ the championship last year.
A
won
B
wan
C
wore
Question 6
Everyone _____ cake at Harold's birthday party on Saturday.
A
ate
B
eat
C
eated
Question 7
I _____ the eggs and milk in the refrigerator.
A
put
B
putted
C
paid
Question 8
We _________ tickets to the show.
A
didn't get
B
didn't got
C
isn't get
Question 9
I __________ understand the movie we watched in English class.
A
couldn't
B
didn't can
C
can't
Question 10
Aaron and Barbara _____________ out after work yesterday.
A
didn't go
B
didn't went
C
didn't gone
Question 11
I ___________ enough time to finish the project.
A
didn't have
B
didn't had
C
hadn't
Question 12
The students ____________ their homework.
A
didn't do
B
didn't
C
didn't did
Question 13
When I was a teenager, my parents __________ me drive their car.
A
didn't let
B
don't let
C
didn't letted
Question 14
What ___________ at the store?
A
did you buy
B
you did buy
C
you bought
Question 15
When ____________ their house?  
A
did they sell
B
was they sell
C
did they sold
Question 16
_______ your father happy when he _________ the news?
A
Was / heard
B
Were / hear
C
Was / did hear
Question 17
How long ____________ you to read the book?
A
did it take
B
did it took
C
did it told
Question 18
What ___________ your girlfriend for her birthday last year?
A
did you give
B
you gave
C
gave you
Question 19
Where _________ last Saturday night at 10 PM?
A
were you
B
was you
C
you're
Question 20
I _______ the president at a conference in 2007.
A
met
B
did meet
C
was meet
Once you are finished, click the button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect. Get Results
There are 20 questions to complete.

 

Master the details of English grammar:

aegc-transparent

Learn more about this course