Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs: A to G

The principal parts of the irregular verb break are break, broke, and broken. (Erna Vader/Getty Images)

In the table below, you will find the principal parts of the most common irregular verbs in English (from A to G).

To find the correct past or past participle form of a verb not included in the list, check your dictionary. If the dictionary gives only the present form of the verb, presume that the verb is regular and forms the past and past participle by adding -d or -ed.

Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs A-G

PRESENTPASTPAST PARTICIPLE
arise arosearisen
bewere (singular was)been
beatbeatbeaten (or beat)
becomebecamebecome
beginbeganbegun
bendbentbent
bitebitbitten
bleedbledbled
blowblewblown
breakbrokebroken
bringbroughtbrought
buildbuiltbuilt
burstburstburst
buyboughtbought
castcastcast
catchcaughtcaught
choosechosechosen
clingclungclung
comecamecome
costcostcost
cutcutcut
dealdealtdealt
digdugdug
divedived (or dove)dived
dodiddone
drawdrewdrawn
drinkdrankdrunk
drivedrovedriven
eatateeaten
fallfellfallen
feedfedfed
feelfeltfelt
fightfoughtfought
findfoundfound
flyflewflown
forgetforgotforgotten
freezefrozefrozen
getgotgot (or gotten)
givegavegiven
gowentgone
growgrewgrown