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The 25 most Common English verbs

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Be
Present Past Past participle
Be
Am
Is
Are
Was
Were
been

She is an English teacher
I was at home Yesterday
They have been there twice.

Have
Present Past Past participle
Have
Has
Had Had

He has 2 sisters
We had a great time last night
I am having a cup of tea.

Do
Present Past Past participle
Do
Does
Did Done

Have you done your homework?
I’ll do the laundry later
I did well on my test

Go
Present Past Past participle
Go
Goes
Went Gone

Where did you go last night?
They’re going to Samarkand this weekend
She has gone

Say
Present Past Past participle
Say Said said

What did you say?
You said I could go
Don’t say anything

 

Get
Present Past Past participle
Get Got Got(British)
Gotten (American)

He got a new car.
You should get a new house
It’s getting dark

Make
Present Past Past participle
make Made made

I’ve made some mistakes
The kids are making a lot of noise
I made a model car

Know
Present Past Past participle
know

Knew

 

known

I don’t know your name
We have known each other for 2 years
Do you know who this is?

 

Think
Present Past Past participle
Think

Thought

 

Thought

What d do you think about this?
Let me think about it?
She is thinking.

 

See
Present Past Past participle
See

Saw

 

seen

I’ll see you later
Has anyone seen Jack today?
Have you seen this video?

 

Take
Present Past Past participle
take

Took

 

taken

She is taking an English class
I would never take anything from him
I’m going to take a shower

 

Come
Present Past Past participle
Come

Came

 

come

He had never come late before.
Lola is coming over later
Wait for me! I’m coming

 

Want
Present Past Past participle
want

Wanted

 

wanted

What do you want for your birthday?
I’ve always wanted to have a car
Who wants to go with us

 

Use
Present Past Past participle
use

Used

 

Used

I’ve never used it before
Have you ever used it before?
What do you use it for?

 

Find
Present Past Past participle
find

Found

 

found

Did you find a restaurant?
Have they found life on Mars yet?
I can’t find my keys.

 

Give
Present Past Past participle
Give

Gave

 

Given

Who gave you that pen?
She’ll be given her diploma tomorrow
I’ll give you money If you promise

 

Tell
Present Past Past participle
tell

Told

 

Told

I won’t tell your secret to anyone I swear.
Tell her the truth.
Wait. What did you tell your mom about me?

 

Call

Present

call

Past

called

Past participle

called

I will call you after work.
Your mum called while you were out
Did you just call me?

 

Try

Present

Try

Past

tried

Past participle

tried

I’m trying to find a new job.
She’s trying to contact me
Have you tried learning English on youtube?

 

feel

Present

feel

Past

felt

Past participle

Felt

Caroline’s been feeling down lately.
I haven’t felt this way in a long time.
You need to feel this material.

 

 

 

Become

Present

Become

Past

became

Past participle

Become

She became in president ZOLO
We’re becoming close friends
You’ve become a better English speaker.

 

Leave

Present

Leave

Past

Left

Past participle

left

When are you living?
She leaves at 4 pm every day.
I really need to leave.

 

Work

Present

work

Past

Worked

Past participle

worked

 

Where do you work?
She has worked here since 2014.
How does this thing work?

 

 

Need

Present

need

Past

needed

Past participle

needed

He needs help with his homework
Do we need anything from the store?
I need a vocation

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