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Top 100 Verbs You should Know for English

Author: Farjana Nasrin
Posted: 05 April, 2023 / at 12.49pm

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 sentence, 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:


  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
  12. Come      Came          Come                 Irregular
  13. Find        Found          Found                Irregular
  14. Give        Gave           Given                 Irregular
  15. Tell          Told              Told                   Irregular
  16. Feel         Felt              Felt                    Irregular
  17. Become   Became      Become             Irregular
  18. Leave       Left             Left                   Irregular
  19. Put           Put              Put                    Irregular
  20. Mean        Meant         Meant               Irregular
  21. Keep         Kept            Kept                 Irregular
  22. Let            Let              Let                    Irregular
  23. Begin        Began        Begun               Irregular
  24. Show        Showed      Shown              Irregular
  25. Run           Ran            Run               Irregular
  26. Hold          Held      Held   Irregular 
  27. Bring        Brought   Brought Irregular
  28. Sit  Sat  Sat  Irregular 
  29. Stand    Stood    Stood  Irregular 
  30. Lose  Lost    Lost  Irregular 
  31. Pay  Paid    Paid    Irregular 
  32. Write  Wrote  Written    Irregular
  33.  Meet    Met    Met    Irregular 
  34. Speak  Spoke  Spoken  Irregular
  35. Read    Read  Read   Irregular
  36. Set   Set     Set   Irregular
  37. Learn  Learnt/Learned   Learnt/Learned   Irregular
  38. Lead   Led    Led     Irregular
  39. Understand   Understood   Understood   Irregular
  40. Spend   Spent   Spent     Irregular
  41. Grow   Grew   Grown   Irregular
  42. Win     Won     Won   Irregular
  43. Buy   Bought     Bought   Irregular
  44. Send     Sent   Sent   Irregular
  45. Build    Built  Built    Irregular
  46. Fall    Fell  Fallen  Irregular
  47. Cut   Cut     Cut   Irregular
  48. Sell   Sold   Sold     Irregular
  49. Awake Awoke Awoken Irregular
  50. Look Looked Looked Regular
  51. Use Used Used Regular
  52. Work Worked Worked Regular
  53. Call Called Called Regular
  54. Try Tried Tried Regular
  55. Ask Asked Asked Regular
  56. Need Needed Needed Regular
  57. Seem Seemed Seemed Regular
  58. Help Helped Helped Regular
  59. Talk Talked Talked Regular
  60. Turn Turned Turned Regular
  61. Start Started Started Regular
  62. Hear Heard Heard Regular
  63. Play Played Played Regular
  64. Move Moved Moved Regular
  65. Like Liked Liked Regular
  66. Live Lived Lived Regular
  67. Believe Believed Believed Regular
  68. Include Included Included Regular
  69. Continue Continued Continued Regular
  70. Happen Happened Happened Regular
  71. Provide Provided Provided Regular
  72. Watch Watched Watched Regular
  73. Follow Followed Followed Regular
  74. Stop Stopped Stopped Regular
  75. Create Created Created Regular
  76. Change Changed Changed Regular
  77. Offer Offered Offered Regular
  78. Remember Remembered Remembered Regular
  79. Love Loved Loved Regular
  80. Consider Considered Considered Regular
  81. Appear Appeared Appeared Regular
  82. Allow Allowed Allowed Regular
  83. Add Added Added Regular
  84. Wait Waited Waited Regular
  85. Serve Served Served Regular
  86. Open Opened Opened Regular
  87. Walk Walked Walked Regular
  88. Require Required Required Regular
  89. Report Reported Reported Regular
  90. Decide Decided Decided Regular
  91. Pull Pulled Pulled Regular
  92. Kill Killed Killed Regular
  93. Remain Remained Remained Regular
  94. Suggest Suggested Suggested Regular
  95. Raise Raised Raised Regular
  96. Pass Passed Passed Regular
  97. Die Died Died Regular
  98. Expect Expected Expected Regular
  99. Stay Stayed Stayed Regular
  100. Reach Reached Reached Regular

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