Problem Verbs



Problem Verbs :



Listed below are English Verbs whose principle parts may cause confusion or difficulty in spelling. Note the different spellings in the Past Tense and Participle forms, a single l, m and t for American English and a double consonant for British English.


Problem Verbs in Alphabetical Order :

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


Problem Verbs : P


  1. Basic Form of the Verb : pad
    3rd Person Singular : pads
    Present Participle : padding
    Past Tense : padded
    Past Participle : padded


  2. Basic Form of the Verb : pal
    3rd Person Singular : pals
    Present Participle : palling
    Past Tense : palled
    Past Participle : palled


  3. Basic Form of the Verb : pale
    3rd Person Singular : pales
    Present Participle : paling
    Past Tense : paled
    Past Participle : paled


  4. Basic Form of the Verb : pall
    3rd Person Singular : palls
    Present Participle : palling
    Past Tense : palled
    Past Participle : palled


  5. Basic Form of the Verb : pan
    3rd Person Singular : pans
    Present Participle : panning
    Past Tense : panned
    Past Participle : panned


  6. Basic Form of the Verb : panel
    3rd Person Singular : panels
    Present Participle : paneling / panelling
    Past Tense : paneled / panelled
    Past Participle : paneled / panelled


  7. Basic Form of the Verb : panic
    3rd Person Singular : panics
    Present Participle : panicking
    Past Tense : panicked
    Past Participle : panicked


  8. Basic Form of the Verb : par
    3rd Person Singular : pars
    Present Participle : parring
    Past Tense : parred
    Past Participle : parred


  9. Basic Form of the Verb : parellel
    3rd Person Singular : parellels
    Present Participle : parelleling / parellelling
    Past Tense : parelleled / parellelled
    Past Participle : parelleled / parellelled


  10. Basic Form of the Verb : parcel
    3rd Person Singular : parcels
    Present Participle : parceling / parcelling
    Past Tense : parceled / parcelled
    Past Participle : parceled / parcelled


  11. Basic Form of the Verb : partake
    3rd Person Singular : partakes
    Present Participle : partaking
    Past Tense : partook
    Past Participle : partaken


  12. Basic Form of the Verb : pat
    3rd Person Singular : pats
    Present Participle : patting
    Past Tense : patted
    Past Participle : patted


  13. Basic Form of the Verb : patrol
    3rd Person Singular : patrols
    Present Participle : patrolling
    Past Tense : patrolled
    Past Participle : patrolled


  14. Basic Form of the Verb : pedal
    3rd Person Singular : pedals
    Present Participle : pedaling / pedalling
    Past Tense : pedaled / pedalled
    Past Participle : pedaled / pedalled


  15. Basic Form of the Verb : peg
    3rd Person Singular : pegs
    Present Participle : pegging
    Past Tense : pegged
    Past Participle : pegged


  16. Basic Form of the Verb : pencil
    3rd Person Singular : pencils
    Present Participle : penciling / pencilling
    Past Tense : penciled / pencilled
    Past Participle : penciled / pencilled


  17. Basic Form of the Verb : pep
    3rd Person Singular : peps
    Present Participle : pepping
    Past Tense : pepped
    Past Participle : pepped


  18. Basic Form of the Verb : pet
    3rd Person Singular : pets
    Present Participle : petting
    Past Tense : petted
    Past Participle : petted


  19. Basic Form of the Verb : photo
    3rd Person Singular : photos
    Present Participle : photoing
    Past Tense : photoed
    Past Participle : photoed


  20. Basic Form of the Verb : picnic
    3rd Person Singular : picnics
    Present Participle : picnicking
    Past Tense : picnicked
    Past Participle : picnicked


  21. Basic Form of the Verb : pig
    3rd Person Singular : pigs
    Present Participle : pigging
    Past Tense : pigged
    Past Participle : pigged


  22. Basic Form of the Verb : pin
    3rd Person Singular : pins
    Present Participle : pinning
    Past Tense : pinned
    Past Participle : pinned


  23. Basic Form of the Verb : pine
    3rd Person Singular : pines
    Present Participle : pining
    Past Tense : pined
    Past Participle : pined


  24. Basic Form of the Verb : pip
    3rd Person Singular : pips
    Present Participle : pipping
    Past Tense : pipped
    Past Participle : pipped


  25. Basic Form of the Verb : pipe
    3rd Person Singular : pipes
    Present Participle : piping
    Past Tense : piped
    Past Participle : piped


  26. Basic Form of the Verb : pique
    3rd Person Singular : piques
    Present Participle : piquing
    Past Tense : piqued
    Past Participle : piqued


  27. Basic Form of the Verb : pit
    3rd Person Singular : pits
    Present Participle : pitting
    Past Tense : pitted
    Past Participle : pitted


  28. Basic Form of the Verb : plague
    3rd Person Singular : plagues
    Present Participle : plaguing
    Past Tense : plagued
    Past Participle : plagued


  29. Basic Form of the Verb : plane
    3rd Person Singular : planes
    Present Participle : planing
    Past Tense : planed
    Past Participle : planed


  30. Basic Form of the Verb : plod
    3rd Person Singular : plods
    Present Participle : plodding
    Past Tense : plodded
    Past Participle : plodded


  31. Basic Form of the Verb : plop
    3rd Person Singular : plops
    Present Participle : plopping
    Past Tense : plopped
    Past Participle : plopped


  32. Basic Form of the Verb : plot
    3rd Person Singular : plots
    Present Participle : plotting
    Past Tense : plotted
    Past Participle : plotted


  33. Basic Form of the Verb : plug
    3rd Person Singular : plugs
    Present Participle : plugging
    Past Tense : plugged
    Past Participle : plugged


  34. Basic Form of the Verb : ply
    3rd Person Singular : plies
    Present Participle : plying
    Past Tense : plied
    Past Participle : plied


  35. Basic Form of the Verb : pod
    3rd Person Singular : pods
    Present Participle : podding
    Past Tense : podded
    Past Participle : podded


  36. Basic Form of the Verb : pop
    3rd Person Singular : pops
    Present Participle : popping
    Past Tense : popped
    Past Participle : popped


  37. Basic Form of the Verb : pot
    3rd Person Singular : pots
    Present Participle : potting
    Past Tense : potted
    Past Participle : potted


  38. Basic Form of the Verb : pray
    3rd Person Singular : prays
    Present Participle : praying
    Past Tense : prayed
    Past Participle : prayed


  39. Basic Form of the Verb : prep
    3rd Person Singular : preps
    Present Participle : prepping
    Past Tense : prepped
    Past Participle : prepped


  40. Basic Form of the Verb : prig
    3rd Person Singular : prigs
    Present Participle : prigging
    Past Tense : prigged
    Past Participle : prigged


  41. Basic Form of the Verb : prim
    3rd Person Singular : prims
    Present Participle : primming
    Past Tense : primmed
    Past Participle : primmed


  42. Basic Form of the Verb : prime
    3rd Person Singular : primes
    Present Participle : priming
    Past Tense : primed
    Past Participle : primed


  43. Basic Form of the Verb : prod
    3rd Person Singular : prods
    Present Participle : prodding
    Past Tense : prodded
    Past Participle : prodded


  44. Basic Form of the Verb : prop
    3rd Person Singular : props
    Present Participle : propping
    Past Tense : propped
    Past Participle : propped


  45. Basic Form of the Verb : pry
    3rd Person Singular : pries
    Present Participle : prying
    Past Tense : pried
    Past Participle : pried


  46. Basic Form of the Verb : pug
    3rd Person Singular : pugs
    Present Participle : pugging
    Past Tense : pugged
    Past Participle : pugged


  47. Basic Form of the Verb : pun
    3rd Person Singular : puns
    Present Participle : punning
    Past Tense : punned
    Past Participle : punned


  48. Basic Form of the Verb : putt
    3rd Person Singular : putts
    Present Participle : putting
    Past Tense : putted
    Past Participle : putted


Problem Verbs in Alphabetical Order :

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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