Regular Verbs

Regular verbs are any verb whose simple past tense and past participle are always the same. we add ed (wanted, looked) or sometimes just d (created, loved) to form what are called the simple past tense and the past participle.

Here are some examples of regular verbs:

BASESIMPLE PASTPAST PARTICIPLE
AgreeAnnouncedAnnounced
MarryMarriedMarried
PrayPrayedPrayed
HelpHelpedHelped

Spelling Rules for Regular Verbs

Here are the five main spelling rules for regular verbs.

1. If a verb ends in -e, you add -d.

BASESIMPLE PASTPAST PARTICIPLE
AchieveAchievedAchieved
AdmireAdmiredAdmired
AdviseAdvisedAdvised
AgreeAgreedAgreed
AnnounceAnnouncedAnnounced
AppreciateAppreciatedAppreciated
ApproveApprovedApproved
ArgueArguedArgued
ArriveArrivedArrived
BakeBakedBaked
BehaveBehavedBehaved
ChallengeChallengedChallenged
ChangeChangedChanged
ChaseChasedChased
CompareComparedCompared
CreateCreatedCreated
CycleCycledCycled
DamageDamagedDamaged
DanceDancedDanced
DivideDividedDivided
EncourageEncouragedEncouraged
EstimateEstimatedEstimated
ExerciseExercisedExercised
HateHatedHated
HopeHopedHoped
IntroduceIntroducedIntroduced
IrritateIrritatedIrritated
JokeJokedJoked
LieLiedLied
LikeLikedLiked
LoveLovedLoved
MeasureMeasuredMeasured
MoveMovedMoved
PhonePhonedPhoned
PurchasePurchasedPurchased
RaceRacedRaced
RetireRetiredRetired
SmokeSmokedSmoked
SnoreSnoredSnored
StareStaredStared
TroubleTroubledTroubled
TypeTypedTyped
UseUsedUsed

2. If a verb ends in consonant + -y, change -y to –i and add –ed.

BASESIMPLE PASTPAST PARTICIPLE
BuryBuriedBuried
carrycarriedcarried
CopyCopiedCopied
CryCriedCried
FryFriedFried
IdentifyIdentifiedIdentified
MarryMarriedMarried
ReplyRepliedReplied
StudyStudiedStudied
WorryWorriedWorried

 

3. If a verb ends in vowel + -y, add ed.

BASESIMPLE PASTPAST PARTICIPLE
DestroyDestroyedDestroyed
EmployEmployedEmployed
EnjoyEnjoyedEnjoyed
PlayPlayedPlayed
PrayPrayedPrayed
staystayedstayed

 

4. If a verb ends in a vowel and a consonant, the consonant is usually doubled and add –ed.

BASESIMPLE PASTPAST PARTICIPLE
AdmitAdmittedAdmitted
BegBeggedBegged
ClapClappedClapped
ControlControlledControlled
DragDraggedDragged
RubRubbedRubbed
TravelTravelledTravelled

 

5. Add –ed to all other verbs.

BASESIMPLE PASTPAST PARTICIPLE
AcceptAcceptedAccepted
AddAddedAdded
AdoptAdoptedAdopted
AllowAllowedAllowed
AskAskedAsked
AssistAssistedAssisted
AttackAttackedAttacked
BoilBoiledBoiled
BorrowBorrowedBorrowed
BrushBrushedBrushed
CallCalledCalled
CheatCheatedCheated
CheerCheeredCheered
ChewChewedChewed
CleanCleanedCleaned
CollectCollectedCollected
ComplainComplainedComplained
ConfessConfessedConfessed
ConstructConstructedConstructed
CountCountedCounted
DeliverDeliveredDelivered
EarnEarnedEarned
EstablishEstablishedEstablished
ExpandExpandedExpanded
ExplainExplainedExplained
GatherGatheredGathered
GreetGreetedGreeted
GuessGuessedGuessed
HarassHarassedHarassed
HelpHelpedHelped
InterruptInterruptedInterrupted
JumpJumpedJumped
KickKickedKicked
KillKilledKilled
KissKissedKissed
LaughLaughedLaughed
ListenListenedListened
MurderMurderedMurdered
NeedNeededNeeded
ObeyObeyedObeyed
OffendOffendedOffended
OfferOfferedOffered
OpenOpenedOpened
PaintPaintedPainted
ParkParkedParked
PickPickedPicked
PrintPrintedPrinted
PullPulledPuled
PunchPunchedPunched
PunishPunishedPunished
PushPushedPushed
QuestionQuestionedQuestioned
RelaxRelaxedRelaxed
RememberRememberedRemembered
ReturnReturnedReturned
ScoldScoldedScolded
SelectSelectedSelected
StartStartedStarted
TalkTalkedTalked
ThankThankedThanked
VisitVisitedVisited
WaitWaitedWaited
WalkWalkedWalked
WantWantedWanted
WarnWarnedWarned
WinkWinkedWinked
YellYelledYelled

 

What are the 100 regular verbs?

Here are the 100 regular verbs list examples with their simple past and past participle pattern.

BASESIMPLE PASTPAST PARTICIPLE
AcceptAcceptedAccepted
AchieveAchievedAchieved
AddAddedAdded
AdmireAdmiredAdmired
AdmitAdmittedAdmitted
AdoptAdoptedAdopted
AdviseAdvisedAdvised
AgreeAgreedAgreed
AllowAllowedAllowed
AnnounceAnnouncedAnnounced
AppreciateAppreciatedAppreciated
ApproveApprovedApproved
ArgueArguedArgued
ArriveArrivedArrived
AskAskedAsked
AssistAssistedAssisted
AttackAttackedAttacked
BakeBakedBaked
BegBeggedBegged
BehaveBehavedBehaved
BoilBoiledBoiled
BorrowBorrowedBorrowed
BrushBrushedBrushed
BuryBuriedBuried
CallCalledCalled
ChallengeChallengedChallenged
ChangeChangedChanged
ChaseChasedChased
CheatCheatedCheated
CheerCheeredCheered
ChewChewedChewed
ClapClappedClapped
CleanCleanedCleaned
CollectCollectedCollected
CompareComparedCompared
ComplainComplainedComplained
ConfessConfessedConfessed
ConstructConstructedConstructed
ControlControlledControlled
CopyCopiedCopied
CountCountedCounted
CreateCreatedCreated
CryCriedCried
CycleCycledCycled
DamageDamagedDamaged
DanceDancedDanced
DeliverDeliveredDelivered
DestroyDestroyedDestroyed
DivideDividedDivided
DragDraggedDragged
EarnEarnedEarned
EmployEmployedEmployed
EncourageEncouragedEncouraged
EnjoyEnjoyedEnjoyed
EstablishEstablishedEstablished
EstimateEstimatedEstimated
ExerciseExercisedExercised
ExpandExpandedExpanded
ExplainExplainedExplained
FryFriedFried
GatherGatheredGathered
GreetGreetedGreeted
GuessGuessedGuessed
HarassHarassedHarassed
HateHatedHated
HelpHelpedHelped
HopeHopedHoped
IdentifyIdentifiedIdentified
InterruptInterruptedInterrupted
IntroduceIntroducedIntroduced
IrritateIrritatedIrritated
JokeJokedJoked
JumpJumpedJumped
KickKickedKicked
KillKilledKilled
KissKissedKissed
LaughLaughedLaughed
LieLiedLied
LikeLikedLiked
ListenListenedListened
LoveLovedLoved
MarryMarriedMarried
MeasureMeasuredMeasured
MoveMovedMoved
MurderMurderedMurdered
NeedNeededNeeded
ObeyObeyedObeyed
OffendOffendedOffended
OfferOfferedOffered
OpenOpenedOpened
PaintPaintedPainted
ParkParkedParked
PhonePhonedPhoned
PickPickedPicked
PlayPlayedPlayed
PrayPrayedPrayed
PrintPrintedPrinted
PullPulledPuled
PunchPunchedPunched
PunishPunishedPunished
PurchasePurchasedPurchased
PushPushedPushed
QuestionQuestionedQuestioned
RaceRacedRaced
RelaxRelaxedRelaxed
RememberRememberedRemembered
ReplyRepliedReplied
RetireRetiredRetired
ReturnReturnedReturned
RubRubbedRubbed
ScoldScoldedScolded
SelectSelectedSelected
SmokeSmokedSmoked
SnoreSnoredSnored
StareStaredStared
StartStartedStarted
StudyStudiedStudied
TalkTalkedTalked
ThankThankedThanked
TravelTravelledTravelled
TroubleTroubledTroubled
TypeTypedTyped
UseUsedUsed
VisitVisitedVisited
WaitWaitedWaited
WalkWalkedWalked
WantWantedWanted
WarnWarnedWarned
WinkWinkedWinked
WorryWorriedWorried
YellYelledYelled

 

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