What is the definition of irregular verbs?

1 Answer
Sep 26, 2016

See explanation.


A verb is regular if its Past Simple form and Past Participle form end with "-ed".

The examples can be:

  • play - played - played

  • stay - stayed - stayed

  • invite - invited - invited

and other.

A verb which is NOT regular is called irregular.


  • be - was/were - been

  • go - went - gone

  • think - thought - thought

and other.


There is a difference between American English and British English. Some verbs like burn or learn which are irregular in British English are regular in American English.