Humanities › English Irregular Verbs From S to W Share Flipboard Email Print The principal parts of the irregular verb write are write, wrote, and written. (John Howard/Getty Images) English English Grammar An Introduction to Punctuation Writing by Richard Nordquist Richard Nordquist is a freelance writer and former professor of English and Rhetoric who wrote college-level Grammar and Composition textbooks. Updated September 14, 2017 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 PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE 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 Continue with: Irregular Verbs: Arise to GrowIrregular Verbs: Hang to Sink Continue Reading A List of the Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs in English: H-S How Many Irregular English Verbs Do You Know? What Are Irregular Verbs in English? What Are the Principal Parts of Verbs in English? About Past Participles in English Grammar The 4 Principal Parts of Latin Verbs Learn and Practice Irregular Verb Forms in English Telling the Difference Between a 'Weak Verb' and a 'Strong Verb' 3 Parts of Speech That Past Participles Can Be 100 Key Terms Used in the Study of English Grammar The Difference Between Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives What Are Conjugations in Grammar? What Are Inflections in English Grammar? Here Are Some Tips on How to Teach Past Simple Verbs You'll "Pick Up" the "Cueillir" Conjugations Before You Know It When Do You Use the Simple Past Tense in English?