Irregular verbs are an important feature of English. We use irregular verbs a lot when speaking, less when writing. Of course, the most famous English verb of all, the verb “to be”, is irregular.
What is the difference between regular verbs and irregular verbs?
|Base Form||Past Simple||Past Participle|
|With regular verbs, the rule is simple…|
|The past simple and past participle always end in -ed:||finish||finished||finished|
|But with irregular verbs, there is no rule…|
|Sometimes the verb changes completely:||sing||sang||sung|
|Sometimes there is “half” a change:||buy||bought||bought|
|Sometimes there is no change:||cut||cut||cut|