50 examples of present tense past tense and past participle

50 examples of present tense past tense and past participle

50 examples of present tense past tense and past participle

V1, V2 and V3

When learning English you need to know the meaning of certain words first, and then sort the words appropriately according to grammatical rules. Verbs in a regular structure can be transformed with a simple rule, whereas in irregular verbs, this situation is slightly different. It may be a good start to make some memorization and learn how to use the verbs in the right places.

In English there are regular verbs as well as irregular verbs. In Simple Past Tense and Past Participle forms, most of the verbs have -d, -ed and -ied suffixes, while some verbs do not follow this rule. These verbs which do not follow this rule and whose past tenses are completely different from the others are called irregular verbs.

Irregular verbs are used in the form of verb 2 and verb 3, Past Participle, depending on the situation and time of use. Now let’s take a look at the situations and how to use these verbs together.

Where is the second form of irregular verbs used?

Simple past tense sentences should be set with verb 2.  In Past Tense sentences, irregular verbs should be in accordance with the following pattern;

Subject + Verb 2 + Object


  • I took the bus last night.
  • I slept yesterday at 12 o’clock.
  • John took his car to New York last winter.
  • Wrote a letter to a friend last night.

50 examples of present tense past tense and past participle

V1 V2 V3
be was, were been
beat beat beaten
become became become
begin began begun
come came come
cost cost cost
cut cut cut
dig dug dug
do did done
draw drew drawn
drive drove driven
drink drank drunk
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
feel felt felt
fight fought fought
find found found
fly flew flown
forget forgot forgotten
forgive forgave forgiven
freeze froze frozen
give gave given
go went gone
grow grew grown
hang hung hung
have had had
hear heard heard
hide hid hidden
hit hit hit
hold held held
hurt hurt hurt

V1 V2 V3
keep kept kept
know knew known
lay laid laid
lead led led
leave left left
lend lent lent
lie lay lain
lose lost lost
make made made
ride rode ridden
ring rang rung
rise rose risen
run ran run
say said said
see saw seen
sell sold sold
sink sank sunk
sit sat sat
sleep slept slept
speak spoke spoken
spend spent spent
stand stood stood
swim swam swum
take took taken
teach taught taught
tear tore torn
tell told told
wake woke woken
wear wore worn
win won won
write wrote written