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Top 100 Verbs You should Know for English

Author: Raisa Taher
Posted: 18 August, 2022 / at 12.37pm

Top 100 Verbs You Should Know for English

Verbs are probably the most important English language words that an English speaker must know. In every type of sentences, you must use at least one verb to make a coherent sentence. Non-native English speakers face many problems as they often are unable to identify and change the forms of verbs.

That’s why we are going to discuss, ‘The Top 100 Verbs You Should know for English’, and their Past and Past Participle form in this article. Furthermore, we are going to learn whether the verb is Irregular or not.


What is a Verb?

Verbs are the action words in a sentence that describe what the subject is doing.

Example: I drive a white car. She is going to the market.

Here, the verbs are drive and is going. They are describing what the subjects, I and She are doing respectively.

Verbs are often described as the ’doing’ words. This signifies that verbs are the part of the sentence that explains what is happening. Verbs and nouns are the main part of a sentence. In fact, you cannot construct a proper sentence without a verb. For example, even in the most simple sentences, I am; Lily jumps; have a verb. Every verb has three forms, they are Present Form, Past Form and Past Participle Form.


Regular and Irregular Verb

There are two types of verbs.


Regular Verb

Regular verbs form their past form and past participle form by adding ‘ed’ at the end of the base verb. If the verb ends with an ‘e’ then simply a ‘d’ is added at the end of the base verb.

Call → Called → Called;

Report → Reported → Reported;

Like → Liked → Liked.


Irregular verb

Irregular verbs form their past and past participle forms in different ways. You cannot simply add an ‘ed’ or a ‘d’ at the end of the base word to form the past and past participle forms. In case of irregular verbs either all the verb forms are same or two of the three forms are same or all the forms are different.

Put → Put → Put;

Drink → Drank → Drunk

Sit → Sat → Sat.


Top 100 English Verbs:


PRESENT     PAST      PAST PARTICIPLE    REGULAR/ IRREGULAR


1.   Be           Were             Been                       Irregular
2.   
Have       Had               Had                        Irregular
3.   
Do           Did                Done                      Irregular
4.   Say         Said              Said                        Irregular
5.   
Go           Went            Gone                       Irregular
6.   
Get          Got              Got/Gotten              Irregular
7.   Make       Made            Made                       Irregular 
8.   Know      Knew           Known                    Irregular

9. 

Think

Thought

Thought

Irregular

10. 

Take

Took

Taken

Irregular

11.

See

Saw

Seen

Irregular


Come

Came

Come

Irregular


Find

Found

Found

Irregular


Give

Gave

Given

Irregular


Tell

Told

Told

Irregular


Feel

Felt

Felt

Irregular


Become

Became

Become

Irregular


Leave

Left

Left

Irregular


Put

Put

Put

Irregular


Mean

Meant

Meant

Irregular


Keep

Kept

Kept

Irregular


Let

Let

Let

Irregular


Begin

Began

Begun

Irregular


Show

Showed

Shown

Irregular


Run

Ran

Run

Irregular


Hold

Held

Held

Irregular


Bring

Brought

Brought

Irregular


Sit

Sat

Sat

Irregular


Stand

Stood

Stood

Irregular


Lose

Lost

Lost

Irregular


Pay

Paid

Paid

Irregular


Write

Wrote

Written

Irregular


Meet

Met

Met

Irregular


Speak

Spoke

Spoken

Irregular


Read

Read

Read

Irregular


Set

Set

Set

Irregular


Learn

Learnt / Learned

Learnt / Learned

Irregular


Lead

Led

Led

Irregular


Understand

Understood

Understood

Irregular


Spend

Spent

Spent

Irregular


Grow

Grew

Grown

Irregular


Win

Won

Won

Irregular


Buy

Bought

Bought

Irregular


Send

Sent

Sent

Irregular


Build

Built

Built

Irregular


Fall

Fell

Fallen

Irregular


Cut

Cut

Cut

Irregular


Sell

Sold

Sold

Irregular


Awake

Awoke

Awoken

Irregular


Look

Looked

Looked

Regular


Use

Used

Used

Regular


Work

Worked

Worked

Regular


Call

Called

Called

Regular


Try

Tried

Tried

Regular


Ask

Asked

Asked

Regular


Need

Needed

Needed

Regular


Seem

Seemed

Seemed

Regular


Help

Helped

Helped

Regular


Talk

Talked

Talked

Regular


Turn

Turned

Turned

Regular


Start

Started

Started

Regular


Hear

Heard

Heard

Regular


Play

Played

Played

Regular


Move

Moved

Moved

Regular


Like

Liked

Liked

Regular


Live

Lived

Lived

Regular


Believe

Believed

Believed

Regular


Include

Included

Included

Regular


Continue

Continued

Continued

Regular


Happen

Happened

Happened

Regular


Provide

Provided

Provided

Regular


Watch

Watched

Watched

Regular


Follow

Followed

Followed

Regular


Stop

Stopped

Stopped

Regular


Create

Created

Created

Regular


Change

Changed

Changed

Regular


Offer

Offered

Offered

Regular


Remember

Remembered

Remembered

Regular


Love

Loved

Loved

Regular


Consider

Considered

Considered

Regular


Appear

Appeared

Appeared

Regular


Allow

Allowed

Allowed

Regular


Add

Added

Added

Regular


Wait

Waited

Waited

Regular


Serve

Served

Served

Regular


Open

Opened

Opened

Regular


Walk

Walked

Walked

Regular


Require

Required

Required

Regular


Report

Reported

Reported

Regular


Decide

Decided

Decided

Regular


Pull

Pulled

Pulled

Regular


Kill

Killed

Killed

Regular


Remain

Remained

Remained

Regular


Suggest

Suggested

Suggested

Regular


Raise

Raised

Raised

Regular


Pass

Passed

Passed

Regular


Die

Died

Died

Regular


Expect

Expected

Expected

Regular


Stay

Stayed

Stayed

Regular


Reach

Reached

Reached

Regular


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