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Common Irregular Verbs

A verb expresses action, occurrence or state of being; a word that says something about either a noun or pronoun. Regular verbs form the past tense by adding –d or– ed. Irregular verbs do not follow this typical pattern.

Irregular Verbs Worksheets & Activities

The irregular verbs worksheets and activities below provide entertaining exercises that reinforce irregular verbs, specifically their past and present tense as well as definition.

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List of Irregular Verbs (Dolch)

Dolch included 92 verbs on his sight word list, which represent 41% of his word list. Interestingly, over half of those verbs are irregular so we created the above fun activities to help a child comprehend these words. The table below lists the irregular verbs that are included on Dolch’s sight word list. We excluded the auxiliary verbs, e.g. am, was, are, were, do, does, did, has, have, had, can, could. Dolch included 23 auxiliary verbs. When you combined both irregular verbs and the auxiliary verbs, they represent over 70% of Dolch’s verb.

Present Past Present Past
bring brought* know knew*
buy bought* let let
come came make made
cut cut put put
draw drew* read read
drink drank* ride rode*
eat ate run ran
fall fell * say said
find found see saw
fly flew* sing sang*
get got sit sat*
give gave sleep slept*
go, goes went take took*
grow grew* tell told*
hold held* think thought*
hurt hurt write wrote*
keep kept

*Not included on Dolch’s sight word list.

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