We’re all too familiar with irregular verbs, aren’t we? At some point or another, every English learner, including myself, has been presented with a seemingly endless list of “boring” irregular verbs they needed to memorize if they wanted to experience the thrill of being able to form sentences in English using the past tense.
Usually these lists include anything between 70 and 90 verbs, but as you’ve probably guessed, they don’t cover all the irregular verbs so here’s a list of 25 less common (but still very important) irregular verbs.
Disclaimer: if you’re already struggling to remember and use some of the most common irregular verbs, this article may not be for you just yet, and you’d be better off reviewing the most basic ones before reading on. If, on the other hand, you know those common irregular verbs like the back of your hand, you’re probably ready for this.
Cling, clung, clung
To hold someone or something tightly, especially because you do not feel safe
He didn’t want to let me go, so he clung to me as hard as he could.
How did it go? How many of these did you already know?