Irregular Verb Patterns

English is a pretty regular language and exempt from irregularities when compared with many other languages. However, learning irregular verbs can pose a problem for students. There are more than 600 irregular verbs in English, and around 200 of them are commonly used. Memorizing is a general strategy put into practice by many students for learning these verbs.

This worksheet suggests another way to tackle irregular verbs in English. There are many common traits found in irregular verb changes, such as whether there is a change from past simple form to past participle form or not. This worksheet groups irregular verbs according to their change in order to facilitate learning them. An answer key with extra teacher notes is also added.

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