Verb List

The 10 most common verbs in English are irregular verbs. Here’s a list, organized by sound and spelling patterns, with 9 of the top ten in bold.

Base Form V/XD (Hidden Did) D-T-N Form
1. go went gone
2. become became become
3. come came come
4. do did done
5. run ran run
6. begin began begun
7. drink drank drunk
8. ring rang rung
9. sing sang sung
10. swim swam swum
11. eat ate eaten
12. fall fell fallen
13. forget forgot forgotten
14. get got gotten
15. bite bit bitten
16. hide hid hidden
17. forgive forgave forgiven
18. give gave given
19. drive drove driven
20. ride rode ridden
21. rise rose risen
22. write wrote written
23. shake shook shaken
24. take took taken
25. break broke broken
26. choose chose chosen
27. freeze froze frozen
28. speak spoke spoken
29. steal stole stolen
30. wake woke woken
31. blow blew blown
32. fly flew flown
33. grow grew grown
34. know knew known
35. throw threw thrown
36. draw drew drawn
37. withdraw withdrew withdrawn
38. see saw seen
39. hang hung hung
40. sting stung stung
41. swing swung swung
42. win won won
43. dig dug dug
44. stick stuck stuck
45. shoot shot shot
46. swear swore sworn
47. tear tore torn
48. wear wore worn
49. have had had
50. tell told told
51. sell sold sold
52. feed fed fed
53. lead led led
54. read read read
55. say said said
56. spread spread spread
57. hold held held
58. slide slid slid
59. light lit lit
60. make made made
61. pay paid paid
62. lay laid laid
63. hear heard heard
64. stand stood stood
65. understand understood understood
66. find found found
67. bring brought brought
68. buy bought bought
69. catch caught caught
70. fight fought fought
71. teach taught taught
72. think thought thought
73. sit sat sat
74. build built built
75. bend bent bent
76. lend lent lent
77. send sent sent
78. spend spent spent
79. mean meant meant
80. keep kept kept
81. leave left left
82. meet met met
83. sleep slept slept
84. sweep swept swept
85. feel felt felt
86. lose lost lost
87. cost cost cost
88. cut cut cut
89. fit fit fit
90. hit hit hit
91. hurt hurt hurt
92. let let let
93. put put put
94. quit quit quit
95. set set set
96. shut shut shut

Note: One of the most common verbs is missing from this list because it is also used as an x-word.┬áIt’s the BE family: am, is, are, was, were.