Strong Verbs

strong verb forms its past tense by changing the vowel of the present tense form, but adds no ending; as, runrandrivedrove.

TABLE OF STRONG VERBS.

NOTE. Some of these also have weak forms, which are in parentheses

Present TensePast TensePast Participle
abideabodeabode
arisearosearisen
awakeawoke (awaked)awoke (awaked)
bearboreborne (active)born (passive)
beginbeganbegun
beholdbeheldbeheld
bidbade, bidbidden, bid
bindboundbound,[adj. bounden]
bitebitbitten, bit
blowblewblown
breakbrokebroken
chidechidchidden, chid
choosechosechosen
cleaveclove, clave (cleft)cloven (cleft)
climb[clomb] climbedclimbed
clingclungclung
comecamecome
crowcrew (crowed)(crowed)
digdugdug
dodiddone
drawdrewdrawn
drinkdrankdrunk, drank[adj. drunken]
drivedrovedriven
eatate, eateaten, eat
fallfellfallen
fightfoughtfought
findfoundfound
flingflungflung
flyflewflown
forbearforboreforborne
forgetforgotforgotten
forsakeforsookforsaken
freezefrozefrozen
getgotgot [gotten]
givegavegiven
gowentgone
grindgroundground
growgrewgrown
hanghung (hanged)hung (hanged)
holdheldheld
knowknewknown
lielaylain
rideroderidden
ringrangrung
runranrun
seesawseen
shakeshookshaken
shearshore (sheared)shorn (sheared)
shineshoneshone
shootshotshot
shrinkshrank or shrunkshrunk
shriveshroveshriven
singsang or sungsung
sinksank or sunksunk [adj. sunken]
sitsat [sate]sat
slayslewslain
slideslidslidden, slid
slingslungslung
slinkslunkslunk
smitesmotesmitten
speakspokespoken
spinspunspun
springsprang, sprungsprung
standstoodstood
stavestove (staved)(staved)
stealstolestolen
stickstuckstuck
stingstungstung
stinkstunk, stankstunk
stridestrodestridden
strikestruckstruck, stricken
stringstrungstrung
strivestrovestriven
swearsworesworn
swimswam or swumswum
swingswungswung
taketooktaken
teartoretorn
thrivethrove (thrived)thriven (thrived)
throwthrewthrown
treadtrodtrodden, trod
wearworeworn
weavewovewoven
winwonwon
windwoundwound
wringwrungwrung
writewrotewritten