Regular Verbs: List of 300+ Useful Regular Verbs in English 1

Regular Verbs: List of 300+ Useful Regular Verbs in English

Regular Verbs! When constructing a sentence, it is important to know at what tense you are doing it; in this sense, it is essential to understand how to conjugate verbs well. In English, we have two types of verbs, irregular verbs, whose conjugation does not obey any grammar rule, and regular verbs, which are always conjugated with specific regulations. Today, we will show you the rules that you must consider to conjugate them correctly.

Regular Verbs

Definition

Regular verbs are those that do not modify their stem when they are conjugated. What does that mean?

This means that we only have to add “ed” or “d” to regular verbs to make them past or past participle. Yes, the past simple and the past participle of these verbs are the same.

Orthography Rules

To conjugate regular verbs well, you have to take into account the following information:

1.As a general rule, we add “ed” to regular English verbs to make them past. However, if the verb ends in “e,” we are only going to add a “d” to it.

  • visit → visited
  • work → worked
  • bake → baked

2. End of the verb in consonant + “y,” we are going to change that “y” for an “i,” and we will add “ed.”

  • study → studied
  • apply → applied
  • dry → dried

3. End of the verb in vowel + “y,” we will only add “ed” to the verb.

  • enjoy → enjoyed
  • play → played
  • destroy → destroyed

4. If the verb only has one syllable and the last three letters of the verb follow the pattern “consonant + vowel + consonant,” we will double the final consonant and add “ed.”

  • ban → banned
  • mop → mopped
  • trap → trapped

IMPORTANT! Please do not duplicate the following letters when they appear at the end of the verb: h, j, q, v, w, x, y.

5. A verb with two syllables and the voice’s force falls on the second syllable; we will double the last consonant and add “ed.”

  • Permit → permitted
  • commit → committed
  • compel → compelled

Pronunciation Rules

The ending “ed” in regular English verbs can be pronounced in three different ways. To better understand these pronunciation rules, we are going to use our hands and throat.

1.If the pronunciation of regular verbs ends with “-t” or “-d,” the ending “-ed” will be pronounced as /-id /.

  • Visited
  • Added

2. If we use our voice to pronounce the last sound of the verb, the ending “-ed” will sound like a /-d /.

  • Amazed
  • Damaged

The most common voiced consonants in English are: / b /, / g /, / z /, / v /, / m /, / n /, / l /, / s /, / w /, / y /, / r /. They are sonorous because we use our voice to articulate them. If you touch your throat when saying them out loud, you will feel your vocal chords vibrate.

Remember, every time we use our voice to pronounce the last sound of the verb, the ending “-ed” will sound like a /-d /. Shall we do a little exercise? Let’s use the verb “beg.” Say “begggggg” out loud and touch your throat. Isn’t it true that your throat vibrates a little? Since the / g / sound is voiced, “begged” is pronounced with a /-d / at the end.

3. If we don’t use our voice to pronounce the last sound of the verb, the ending “-ed” will sound like a /-t /.

  • Looked
  • Washed

We do not use our voice when pronouncing some consonants. Which? We do not use our voice when pronouncing voiceless consonants. If you touch your throat when pronouncing them, you will find that your vocal cords do not vibrate. The voiceless consonants of English are: / p /, / s /, / f /, / k /, / h /, / sh /, / ch /, / gh /, / th /, / ss /, / c /, / x /.

Ready for one last exercise? Read the following verbs and touch your throat (sniffed, helped). Your vocal cords will not vibrate when you pronounce the final sound of the verb. Since our vocal cords do not vibrate when pronouncing the last sound of previous verbs, we pronounce the past tense of such verbs with a /-t / at the end.

List of Regular Verbs

List of Most Used Regular Verbs 

BASE FORM SIMPLE PAST/ PAST PARTICIPLE
Accept Accepted
Accuse Accused
Achieve Achieved
Act Acted
Add Added
Admire Admired
Admit Admitted
Adopt Adopted
Advise Advised
Affect Affected
Agree Agreed
Allow Allowed
Announce Announced
Appreciate Appreciated
Approve Approved
Argue Argued
Arrive Arrived
Ask Asked
Assist Assisted
Attack Attacked
Attempt Attempted
Attend Attend
Avoid Avoided
Back (up) Backed (up)
Bake Baked
Banish Banished
Beg Begged
Behave Behaved
Believe Believed
Belittle Belittled
Blame Blamed
Bog down Bogged down
Boil Boiled
Borrow Borrowed
Bother Bothered
Bound Bounded
Brake Braked
Brush Brushed
Bury Buried
Call Called
Carry Carried
Cause Caused
Celebrate Celebrated
Challenge Challenged
Change Changed
Chase Chased
Chat Chatted
Cheat Cheated
Check Checked
Cheer Cheered
Chew Chewed
Clap Clapped
Clean Cleaned
Clear Cleared
Climb Climbed
Close Closed
Coax Coaxed
Coexist Coexisted
Collect Collected
Compare Compared
Compete  Competed
Complain Complained
Concoct Concocted
Confess Confessed
Consider  Considered
Construct Constructed
Contact Contacted
Continue Continued
Control Controlled
Cook Cooked
Copy Copied
Cough Coughed
Count Counted
Crash Crashed
Create Created
Cry Cried
Curse Cursed
Cycle Cycled
Damage Damaged
Dance Danced
Decide  Decided
Deliver Delivered
Demand Demanded
Design Designed
Destroy Destroyed
Develop  Developed
Die Died
Disappoint  Disappointed
Discover Discovered
Discuss Discussed
Disregard Disregarded
Disturb Disturbed
Divide Divided
Drag Dragged
Dress Dressed
Dry Dried
Dunk Dunked
Earn Earned
Eliminate Eliminated
Emigrate Emigrated
Employ Employed
Encourage Encouraged
End Ended
Enjoy Enjoyed
Escape Escaped
Establish Established
Estimate Estimated
Exercise Exercised
Expand Expanded
Explain Explained
Fake Faked
Film Filmed
Finish Finished
Fish Fished
Fix Fixed
Flush Flushed
Follow Followed
Force Forced
Foster Fostered
Fry Fried
Gather Gathered
Grab Grabbed
Grade Graded
Greet Greeted
Ground Grounded
Guess Guessed
Happen Happened
Harass Harassed
Harm Harmed
Hate Hated
Heal Healed
Heat Heated
Help Helped
Hesitate  Hesitated
Hire Hired
Hitchhike  Hitchhiked
Hope  Hoped
Hunt Hunted
Hurry Hurried
Hush (up) Hushed (up)
Identify Identified
Imagine Imagined
Include Included
Insist Insisted
Intend Intended
Interest  Interested
Interrupt  Interrupted
Introduce Introduced
Invent Invented
Investigate  Investigated
Irritate Irritated
Jinx Jinxed
Join oined
Joke Joked
Jump Jumped
Kick Kicked
Kill Killed
Kiss Kissed
Knock Knocked
Land Landed
Last Lasted
Laugh Laughed
Learn Learned
Lie Lied
Lift Lifted
Like Liked
Link Linked
List Listed
Listen Listened
Live Lived
Locate Located
Lock Locked
Love Loved
Mail Mailed
Marry Married
Measure Measured
Mind Minded
Miss Missed
Mistreat Mistreated
Mix (up)  Mixed (up)
Move Moved
Murder Murdered
Name Named
Need Needed
Note Noted
Notice Noticed
Number Numbered
Obey Obeyed
Offend Offended
Offer Offered
Open Opened
Outsmart  Outsmarted
Overreact  Overreacted
Paint Painted
Park Parked
Phone Phoned
Pick Picked
Pip Ripped
Piss (off) Pissed (off)
Place Placed
Plan Planned
Play Played
Please Pleased
Pluck Plucked
Practice Practiced
Praise Praised
Pray Prayed
Prefer Preferred
Pretend Pretended
Print Printed
Proceed Proceeded
Promise Promised
Pull Pulled
Pull Pulled
Punch Punched
Punish Punished
Purchase Purchased
Push Pushed
Question  Questioned
Race Raced
Rain Rained
Rate Rated
Recommend Recommended
Reduce Reduced
Refuse Refused
Regret Regretted
Rehearse Rehearsed
Relax Relaxed
Remember Remembered
Reply Replied
Request Requested
Rescue Rescued
Retire Retired
Return Returned
Rob Robbed
Rub Rubbed
Rush Rushed
Scare Scared
Scold Scolded
Seem Seemed
Select Selected
Share Shared
Shop Shopped
Shout Shouted
Shrug Shrugged
Sign Signed
Skate Skated
Slap Slapped
Slip Slipped
Smoke Smoked
Snatch Snatched
Snore Snored
Sort Sorted
Sound Sounded
Stalk Stalked
Stare Stared
Start Started
State Stated
Stay Stayed
Step Stepped
Stop Stopped
Store Stored
Stroll Strolled
Study Studied
Succeed Succeeded
Sue Sued
Suggest Suggested
Talk Talked
Taste Tasted
Tease Teased
Thank Thanked
Touch Touched
Tour Toured
Trade Traded
Travel Traveled
Trip Tripped
Trouble Troubled
Try Tried
Turn Turned
Twist Twisted
Type Typed
Underline Underlined
Use Used
Vary Varied
Visit Visited
Visit Visited
Vote Voted
Wait Waited
Walk Walked
Want Wanted
Warn Warned
Wash Washed
Wast Wasted
Watch Watched
Water Watered
Wave Waved
Welcome Welcomed
Wink Winked
Wish Wished
Witness Witnessed
Wonder Wondered
Work Worked
Worry Worried
Wrap Wrapped
Yell Yelled

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