25 common irregular English verbs
There are so many irregular verbs in English, they are hard to keep track of. Here is a list of some commonly used irregular verbs with the simple past and past participle forms.
|Verb||Past simple||Past participle|
Ready to put these words into action?
Go ahead, write down a few sentences, just to practice, using past participles and see what you come up with.
“When do I use the past participle of a verb?”
1.) When using perfect tenses…
Perfect tense = Subject + have/had+ past participle
I have grown tomatoes in the past but decided not to this year.
2.) When using passive voice…
Passive is indirect
They were grown
3.) When using the third conditional
Third conditional= if+ past perfect…would+ have+ past participle
If I had known I would have come sooner.
When do I use the past simple?
The simple past is used for actions that began and ended in the past and do not apply to the above grammar structures where you use the past participle.