Irregular Verbs From S to W

The principal parts of the irregular verb write are write, wrote, and written. (John Howard/Getty Images)

In the table below, you'll find the principal parts of the most common irregular verbs in English (from S to W). 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 S-W

sit sat sat
sleep slept slept
slide slid slid
sling slung slung
slit slit slit
speak spoke spoken
speed sped (or speeded) sped (or speeded)
spin spun spun
split split split
spread spread spread
spring sprang (or sprung) sprung
stand stood stood
steal stole stolen
stick stuck stuck
sting stung stung
stink stank (or stunk) stunk
strike struck struck (or stricken)
string strung strung
swear swore sworn
sweep swept swept
swell swelled swelled (or swollen)
swim swam swum
swing swung swung
take took taken
teach taught taught
tear tore torn
tell told told
think thought thought
throw threw thrown
thrust thrust thrust
wake woke (or waked) woke (or waked or woken)
wear wore worn
weave wove woven
weep wept wept
win won won
wind wound wound
write wrote written

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