Regular Verbs

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130 Regular Verbs

Here is a list of 130 regular verbs for English learners. Click on a verb to see its conjugation.
Base FormSimple PastPast Participle3rd Person SingularPresent Participle
acceptacceptedacceptedacceptsaccepting
achieveachievedachievedachievesachieving
addaddedaddedaddsadding
admireadmiredadmiredadmiresadmiring
admitadmittedadmittedadmitsadmitting
adoptadoptedadoptedadoptsadopting
adviseadvisedadvisedadvisesadvising
agreeagreedagreedagreesagreeing
allowallowedallowedallowsallowing
announceannouncedannouncedannouncesannouncing
appreciateappreciatedappreciatedappreciatesappreciating
approveapprovedapprovedapprovesapproving
arguearguedarguedarguesarguing
arrivearrivedarrivedarrivesarriving
askaskedaskedasksasking
assistassistedassistedassistsassisting
attackattackedattackedattacksattacking
bakebakedbakedbakesbaking
begbeggedbeggedbegsbegging
behavebehavedbehavedbehavesbehaving
boilboiledboiledboilsboiling
borrowborrowedborrowedborrowsborrowing
brushbrushedbrushedbrushesbrushing
buryburiedburiedburiesburying
callcalledcalledcallscalling
challengechallengedchallengedchallengeschallenging
changechangedchangedchangeschanging
chasechasedchasedchaseschasing
cheatcheatedcheatedcheatscheating
cheercheeredcheeredcheerscheering
chewchewedchewedchewschewing
clapclappedclappedclapsclapping
cleancleanedcleanedcleanscleaning
collectcollectedcollectedcollectscollecting
comparecomparedcomparedcomparescomparing
complaincomplainedcomplainedcomplainscomplaining
confessconfessedconfessedconfessesconfessing
constructconstructedconstructedconstructsconstructing
controlcontrolledcontrolledcontrolscontrolling
copycopiedcopiedcopiescopying
countcountedcountedcountscounting
createcreatedcreatedcreatescreating
crycriedcriedcriescrying
cyclecycledcycledcyclescycling
damagedamageddamageddamagesdamaging
dancedanceddanceddancesdancing
deliverdelivereddelivereddeliversdelivering
destroydestroyeddestroyeddestroysdestroying
dividedivideddivideddividesdividing
dragdraggeddraggeddragsdragging
earnearnedearnedearnsearning
employemployedemployedemploysemploying
encourageencouragedencouragedencouragesencouraging
enjoyenjoyedenjoyedenjoysenjoying
establishestablishedestablishedestablishesestablishing
estimateestimatedestimatedestimatesestimating
exerciseexercisedexercisedexercisesexercising
expandexpandedexpandedexpandsexpanding
explainexplainedexplainedexplainsexplaining
fryfriedfriedfriesfrying
gathergatheredgatheredgathersgathering
greetgreetedgreetedgreetsgreeting
guessguessedguessedguessesguessing
harassharassedharassedharassesharassing
hatehatedhatedhateshating
helphelpedhelpedhelpshelping
hopehopedhopedhopeshoping
identifyidentifiedidentifiedidentifiesidentifying
interruptinterruptedinterruptedinterruptsinterrupting
introduceintroducedintroducedintroducesintroducing
irritateirritatedirritatedirritatesirritating
jokejokedjokedjokesjoking
jumpjumpedjumpedjumpsjumping
kickkickedkickedkickskicking
killkilledkilledkillskilling
kisskissedkissedkisseskissing
laughlaughedlaughedlaughslaughing
lieliedliedlieslying
likelikedlikedlikesliking
listenlistenedlistenedlistenslistening
lovelovedlovedlovesloving
marrymarriedmarriedmarriesmarrying
measuremeasuredmeasuredmeasuresmeasuring
movemovedmovedmovesmoving
murdermurderedmurderedmurdersmurdering
needneededneededneedsneeding
obeyobeyedobeyedobeysobeying
offendoffendedoffendedoffendsoffending
offerofferedofferedoffersoffering
openopenedopenedopensopening
paintpaintedpaintedpaintspainting
parkparkedparkedparksparking
phonephonedphonedphonesphoning
pickpickedpickedpickspicking
playplayedplayedplaysplaying
prayprayedprayedprayspraying
printprintedprintedprintsprinting
pullpulledpuledpullspulling
punchpunchedpunchedpunchespunching
punishpunishedpunishedpunishespunishing
purchasepurchasedpurchasedpurchasespurchasing
pushpushedpushedpushespushing
questionquestionedquestionedquestionsquestioning
raceracedracedracesracing
relaxrelaxedrelaxedrelaxesrelaxing
rememberrememberedrememberedremembersremembering
replyrepliedrepliedrepliesreplying
retireretiredretiredretiresretiring
returnreturnedreturnedreturnsreturning
rubrubbedrubbedrubsrubbing
scoldscoldedscoldedscoldsscolding
selectselectedselectedselectsselecting
smokesmokedsmokedsmokessmoking
snoresnoredsnoredsnoressnoring
starestaredstaredstaresstaring
startstartedstartedstartsstarting
studystudiedstudiedstudiesstudying
talktalkedtalkedtalkstalking
thankthankedthankedthanksthanking
traveltravelledtravelledtravelstraveling
troubletroubledtroubledtroublestroubling
typetypedtypedtypestyping
useusedusedusesusing
visitvisitedvisitedvisitsvisiting
waitwaitedwaitedwaitswaiting
walkwalkedwalkedwalkswalking
wantwantedwantedwantswanting
warnwarnedwarnedwarnswarning
winkwinkedwinkedwinkswinking
worryworriedworriedworriesworrying
yellyelledyelledyellsyelling

Past Tenses

PersonSimple PastPast Progressive TensePast Perfect TensePast Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • past tense
  • past tense
  • past tense
  • past tense
  • past tense
  • past tense
The simple past tense is for a completed activity that happened in the past.
  • was present participle
  • were present participle
  • was present participle
  • were present participle
  • were present participle
  • were present participle
The past progressive tense is for an ongoing activity in the past. Often, it is used to set the scene for another action.
  • had past participle
  • had past participle
  • had past participle
  • had past participle
  • had past participle
  • had past participle
The past perfect tense is for emphasizing that an action was completed before another took place.
  • had been present participle
  • had been present participle
  • had been present participle
  • had been present participle
  • had been present participle
  • had been present participle
The past perfect progressive tense is for showing that an ongoing action in the past has ended.

Present Tenses

PersonSimple PresentPresent Progressive TensePresent Perfect TensePresent Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • base form
  • base form
  • 3rd pers sing present
  • base form
  • base form
  • base form
The simple present tense is mostly for a fact or a habit.
  • am present participle
  • are present participle
  • is present participle
  • are present participle
  • are present participle
  • are present participle
The present progressive tense is for an ongoing action in the present.
  • have past participle
  • have past participle
  • has past participle
  • have past participle
  • have past participle
  • have past participle
The present perfect tense is for an action that began in the past. (Often, the action continues into the present.)
  • have been present participle
  • have been present participle
  • has been present participle
  • have been present participle
  • have been present participle
  • have been present participle
The present perfect progressive tense is for a continuous activity that began in the past and continues into the present (or finished very recently).

Future Tenses

PersonSimple FutureFuture Progressive TenseFuture Perfect TenseFuture Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • will base form
  • will base form
  • will base form
  • will base form
  • will base form
  • will base form
The simple future tense is for an action that will occur in the future.
  • will be present participle
  • will be present participle
  • will be present participle
  • will be present participle
  • will be present participle
  • will be present participle
The future progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will occur in the future.
  • will have past participle
  • will have past participle
  • will have past participle
  • will have past participle
  • will have past participle
  • will have past participle
The future perfect tense is for an action that will have been completed at some point in the future.
  • will have been present participle
  • will have been present participle
  • will have been present participle
  • will have been present participle
  • will have been present participle
  • will have been present participle
The future perfect progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will be completed at some specified time in the future.

Infographic for Regular and Irregular Verbs

Don't forget that regular verbs are verbs whose past forms are created base form + "ed" or "d." (There are some spelling rules to consider.)
list of regular verbs
Read more about regular verbs and their spelling rules.

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