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 : S


  1. Basic Form of the Verb : sag
    3rd Person Singular : sags
    Present Participle : sagging
    Past Tense : sagged
    Past Participle : sagged


  2. Basic Form of the Verb : sap
    3rd Person Singular : saps
    Present Participle : sapping
    Past Tense : sapped
    Past Participle : sapped


  3. Basic Form of the Verb : scab
    3rd Person Singular : scabs
    Present Participle : scabbing
    Past Tense : scabbed
    Past Participle : scabbed


  4. Basic Form of the Verb : scan
    3rd Person Singular : scans
    Present Participle : scanning
    Past Tense : scanned
    Past Participle : scanned


  5. Basic Form of the Verb : scar
    3rd Person Singular : scars
    Present Participle : scarring
    Past Tense : scarred
    Past Participle : sacrred


  6. Basic Form of the Verb : scare
    3rd Person Singular : scares
    Present Participle : scaring
    Past Tense : scared
    Past Participle : scared


  7. Basic Form of the Verb : scram
    3rd Person Singular : scrams
    Present Participle : scramming
    Past Tense : scrammed
    Past Participle : scrammed


  8. Basic Form of the Verb : scrap
    3rd Person Singular : scraps
    Present Participle : scrapping
    Past Tense : scrapped
    Past Participle : scrapped


  9. Basic Form of the Verb : scrape
    3rd Person Singular : scrapes
    Present Participle : scraping
    Past Tense : scraped
    Past Participle : scraped


  10. Basic Form of the Verb : scrub
    3rd Person Singular : scrubs
    Present Participle : scrubbing
    Past Tense : scrubbed
    Past Participle : scrubbed


  11. Basic Form of the Verb : scrunch
    3rd Person Singular : scrunchs
    Present Participle : scrunching
    Past Tense : scrunched
    Past Participle : scrunched


  12. Basic Form of the Verb : scud
    3rd Person Singular : scuds
    Present Participle : scudding
    Past Tense : scudded
    Past Participle : scudded


  13. Basic Form of the Verb : scum
    3rd Person Singular : scums
    Present Participle : scumming
    Past Tense : scummed
    Past Participle : scummed


  14. Basic Form of the Verb : shag
    3rd Person Singular : shags
    Present Participle : shagging
    Past Tense : shagged
    Past Participle : shagged


  15. Basic Form of the Verb : shall
    3rd Person Singular : shall
    Present Participle : NIL
    Past Tense : should
    Past Participle : NIL


  16. Basic Form of the Verb : sham
    3rd Person Singular : shams
    Present Participle : shamming
    Past Tense : shammed
    Past Participle : shammed


  17. Basic Form of the Verb : shear
    3rd Person Singular : shears
    Present Participle : shearing
    Past Tense : sheared
    Past Participle : sheared


  18. Basic Form of the Verb : sheer
    3rd Person Singular : sheers
    Present Participle : sheering
    Past Tense : sheered
    Past Participle : sheered


  19. Basic Form of the Verb : shellac
    3rd Person Singular : shellacs
    Present Participle : shellacking
    Past Tense : shellacked
    Past Participle : shellacked


  20. Basic Form of the Verb : shin
    3rd Person Singular : shins
    Present Participle : shinning
    Past Tense : shinned
    Past Participle : shinned


  21. Basic Form of the Verb : ship
    3rd Person Singular : ships
    Present Participle : shipping
    Past Tense : shipped
    Past Participle : shipped


  22. Basic Form of the Verb : shoe
    3rd Person Singular : shoes
    Present Participle : shoing
    Past Tense : shod
    Past Participle : shod / shodden


  23. Basic Form of the Verb : shot
    3rd Person Singular : shots
    Present Participle : shotting
    Past Tense : shotted
    Past Participle : shotted


  24. Basic Form of the Verb : shrive
    3rd Person Singular : shrives
    Present Participle : shriving
    Past Tense : shrove / shrived
    Past Participle : shriven / shrived


  25. Basic Form of the Verb : shrivel
    3rd Person Singular : shrivels
    Present Participle : shriveling / shrivelling
    Past Tense : shriveled / shrivelled
    Past Participle : shriveled / shrivelled


  26. Basic Form of the Verb : shrug
    3rd Person Singular : shrugs
    Present Participle : shrugging
    Past Tense : shrugged
    Past Participle : shrugged


  27. Basic Form of the Verb : shy
    3rd Person Singular : shies
    Present Participle : shying
    Past Tense : shied
    Past Participle : shied


  28. Basic Form of the Verb : sin
    3rd Person Singular : sins
    Present Participle : sinning
    Past Tense : sinned
    Past Participle : sinned


  29. Basic Form of the Verb : skid
    3rd Person Singular : skids
    Present Participle : skidding
    Past Tense : skidded
    Past Participle : skidded


  30. Basic Form of the Verb : skim
    3rd Person Singular : skims
    Present Participle : skimming
    Past Tense : skimmed
    Past Participle : skimmed


  31. Basic Form of the Verb : skin
    3rd Person Singular : skins
    Present Participle : skinning
    Past Tense : skinned
    Past Participle : skinned


  32. Basic Form of the Verb : skip
    3rd Person Singular : skips
    Present Participle : skipping
    Past Tense : skipped
    Past Participle : skipped


  33. Basic Form of the Verb : sky
    3rd Person Singular : skies
    Present Participle : skying
    Past Tense : skied
    Past Participle : skied


  34. Basic Form of the Verb : slab
    3rd Person Singular : slabs
    Present Participle : slabbing
    Past Tense : slabbed
    Past Participle : slabbed


  35. Basic Form of the Verb : slam
    3rd Person Singular : slams
    Present Participle : slamming
    Past Tense : slammed
    Past Participle : slammed


  36. Basic Form of the Verb : slap
    3rd Person Singular : slaps
    Present Participle : slapping
    Past Tense : slapped
    Past Participle : slapped


  37. Basic Form of the Verb : sled
    3rd Person Singular : sleds
    Present Participle : sledding
    Past Tense : sledded
    Past Participle : sledded


  38. Basic Form of the Verb : slew
    3rd Person Singular : slews
    Present Participle : slewing
    Past Tense : slewed
    Past Participle : slewed


  39. Basic Form of the Verb : slim
    3rd Person Singular : slims
    Present Participle : slimming
    Past Tense : slimmed
    Past Participle : slimmed


  40. Basic Form of the Verb : slink
    3rd Person Singular : slinks
    Present Participle : slinking
    Past Tense : slunk / slinked
    Past Participle : slunk / slinked


  41. Basic Form of the Verb : slog
    3rd Person Singular : slogs
    Present Participle : slogging
    Past Tense : slogged
    Past Participle : slogged


  42. Basic Form of the Verb : slop
    3rd Person Singular : slops
    Present Participle : slopping
    Past Tense : slopped
    Past Participle : slopped


  43. Basic Form of the Verb : slope
    3rd Person Singular : slopes
    Present Participle : sloping
    Past Tense : sloped
    Past Participle : sloped


  44. Basic Form of the Verb : slot
    3rd Person Singular : slots
    Present Participle : slotting
    Past Tense : slotted
    Past Participle : slotted


  45. Basic Form of the Verb : slub
    3rd Person Singular : slubs
    Present Participle : slubbing
    Past Tense : slubbed
    Past Participle : slubbed


  46. Basic Form of the Verb : slue
    3rd Person Singular : slues
    Present Participle : sluing
    Past Tense : slued
    Past Participle : slued


  47. Basic Form of the Verb : slug
    3rd Person Singular : slugs
    Present Participle : slugging
    Past Tense : slugged
    Past Participle : slugged


  48. Basic Form of the Verb : slum
    3rd Person Singular : slums
    Present Participle : slumming
    Past Tense : slummed
    Past Participle : slummed


  49. Basic Form of the Verb : slur
    3rd Person Singular : slurs
    Present Participle : slurring
    Past Tense : slurred
    Past Participle : slurred


  50. Basic Form of the Verb : smite
    3rd Person Singular : smites
    Present Participle : smiting
    Past Tense : smote
    Past Participle : smote / smitten


  51. Basic Form of the Verb : smut
    3rd Person Singular : smuts
    Present Participle : smutting
    Past Tense : smutted
    Past Participle : smutted


  52. Basic Form of the Verb : snag
    3rd Person Singular : snags
    Present Participle : snagging
    Past Tense : snagged
    Past Participle : snagged


  53. Basic Form of the Verb : snap
    3rd Person Singular : snaps
    Present Participle : snapping
    Past Tense : snapped
    Past Participle : snapped


  54. Basic Form of the Verb : snip
    3rd Person Singular : snips
    Present Participle : snipping
    Past Tense : snipped
    Past Participle : snipped


  55. Basic Form of the Verb : snipe
    3rd Person Singular : snipes
    Present Participle : sniping
    Past Tense : sniped
    Past Participle : sniped


  56. Basic Form of the Verb : snub
    3rd Person Singular : snubs
    Present Participle : snubbing
    Past Tense : snubbed
    Past Participle : snubbed


  57. Basic Form of the Verb : snug
    3rd Person Singular : snugs
    Present Participle : snugging
    Past Tense : snugged
    Past Participle : snugged


  58. Basic Form of the Verb : sob
    3rd Person Singular : sobs
    Present Participle : sobbing
    Past Tense : sobbed
    Past Participle : sobbed


  59. Basic Form of the Verb : sod
    3rd Person Singular : sods
    Present Participle : sodding
    Past Tense : sodded
    Past Participle : sodded


  60. Basic Form of the Verb : sop
    3rd Person Singular : sops
    Present Participle : sopping
    Past Tense : sopped
    Past Participle : sopped


  61. Basic Form of the Verb : spat
    3rd Person Singular : spats
    Present Participle : spatting
    Past Tense : spatted
    Past Participle : spatted


  62. Basic Form of the Verb : spec
    3rd Person Singular : specs
    Present Participle : specing / speccing
    Past Tense : speced / specced
    Past Participle : speced / specced


  63. Basic Form of the Verb : spiral
    3rd Person Singular : spirals
    Present Participle : spiraling / spiralling
    Past Tense : spiraled / spiralled
    Past Participle : spiraled / spiralled


  64. Basic Form of the Verb : spot
    3rd Person Singular : spots
    Present Participle : spotting
    Past Tense : spotted
    Past Participle : spotted


  65. Basic Form of the Verb : sprig
    3rd Person Singular : sprigs
    Present Participle : sprigging
    Past Tense : sprigged
    Past Participle : sprigged


  66. Basic Form of the Verb : spur
    3rd Person Singular : spurs
    Present Participle : spurring
    Past Tense : spurred
    Past Participle : spurred


  67. Basic Form of the Verb : spy
    3rd Person Singular : spied
    Present Participle : spying
    Past Tense : spied
    Past Participle : spied


  68. Basic Form of the Verb : squat
    3rd Person Singular : squats
    Present Participle : squatting
    Past Tense : squatted
    Past Participle : squatted


  69. Basic Form of the Verb : squelch
    3rd Person Singular : squelchs
    Present Participle : squelching
    Past Tense : squelched
    Past Participle : squelched


  70. Basic Form of the Verb : squib
    3rd Person Singular : squibs
    Present Participle : squibbing
    Past Tense : squibbed
    Past Participle : squibbed


  71. Basic Form of the Verb : squirrel
    3rd Person Singular : squirrels
    Present Participle : squirreling / squirrelling
    Past Tense : squirreled / squirrelled
    Past Participle : squirreled / squirrelled


  72. Basic Form of the Verb : stab
    3rd Person Singular : stabs
    Present Participle : stabbing
    Past Tense : stabbed
    Past Participle : stabbed


  73. Basic Form of the Verb : stag
    3rd Person Singular : stags
    Present Participle : stagging
    Past Tense : stagged
    Past Participle : stagged


  74. Basic Form of the Verb : stage
    3rd Person Singular : stages
    Present Participle : staging
    Past Tense : staged
    Past Participle : staged


  75. Basic Form of the Verb : star
    3rd Person Singular : stars
    Present Participle : starring
    Past Tense : starred
    Past Participle : starred


  76. Basic Form of the Verb : stare
    3rd Person Singular : stares
    Present Participle : staring
    Past Tense : stared
    Past Participle : stared


  77. Basic Form of the Verb : stave
    3rd Person Singular : staves
    Present Participle : staving
    Past Tense : staved / stove
    Past Participle : staved / stove


  78. Basic Form of the Verb : steer
    3rd Person Singular : steers
    Present Participle : steering
    Past Tense : steered
    Past Participle : steered


  79. Basic Form of the Verb : stem
    3rd Person Singular : stems
    Present Participle : stemming
    Past Tense : stemmed
    Past Participle : stemmed


  80. Basic Form of the Verb : step
    3rd Person Singular : steps
    Present Participle : stepping
    Past Tense : stepped
    Past Participle : stepped


  81. Basic Form of the Verb : stir
    3rd Person Singular : stirs
    Present Participle : stirring
    Past Tense : stirred
    Past Participle : stirred


  82. Basic Form of the Verb : stitch
    3rd Person Singular : stitches
    Present Participle : stitching
    Past Tense : stitched
    Past Participle : stitched


  83. Basic Form of the Verb : stoop
    3rd Person Singular : stoops
    Present Participle : stooping
    Past Tense : stooped
    Past Participle : stooped


  84. Basic Form of the Verb : stope
    3rd Person Singular : stopes
    Present Participle : stoping
    Past Tense : stoped
    Past Participle : stoped


  85. Basic Form of the Verb : strap
    3rd Person Singular : straps
    Present Participle : strapping
    Past Tense : strapped
    Past Participle : strapped


  86. Basic Form of the Verb : strip
    3rd Person Singular : strips
    Present Participle : stripping
    Past Tense : stripped
    Past Participle : stripped


  87. Basic Form of the Verb : stripe
    3rd Person Singular : stripes
    Present Participle : striping
    Past Tense : striped
    Past Participle : striped


  88. Basic Form of the Verb : strop
    3rd Person Singular : stropes
    Present Participle : stropping
    Past Tense : stropped
    Past Participle : stropped


  89. Basic Form of the Verb : strum
    3rd Person Singular : strums
    Present Participle : strumming
    Past Tense : strummed
    Past Participle : strummed


  90. Basic Form of the Verb : strut
    3rd Person Singular : struts
    Present Participle : strutting
    Past Tense : strutted
    Past Participle : strutted


  91. Basic Form of the Verb : stub
    3rd Person Singular : stubs
    Present Participle : stubbing
    Past Tense : stubbed
    Past Participle : stubbed


  92. Basic Form of the Verb : stud
    3rd Person Singular : studs
    Present Participle : studding
    Past Tense : studded
    Past Participle : studded


  93. Basic Form of the Verb : stun
    3rd Person Singular : stuns
    Present Participle : stunning
    Past Tense : stunned
    Past Participle : stunned


  94. Basic Form of the Verb : sub
    3rd Person Singular : subs
    Present Participle : subbing
    Past Tense : subbed
    Past Participle : subbed


  95. Basic Form of the Verb : subdue
    3rd Person Singular : subdues
    Present Participle : subduing
    Past Tense : subdued
    Past Participle : subdued


  96. Basic Form of the Verb : submit
    3rd Person Singular : submits
    Present Participle : submitting
    Past Tense : submitted
    Past Participle : submitted


  97. Basic Form of the Verb : sum
    3rd Person Singular : sums
    Present Participle : summing
    Past Tense : summed
    Past Participle : summed


  98. Basic Form of the Verb : summon
    3rd Person Singular : summons
    Present Participle : summoning
    Past Tense : summoned
    Past Participle : summoned


  99. Basic Form of the Verb : summons
    3rd Person Singular : summonses
    Present Participle : summonsing
    Past Tense : summonsed
    Past Participle : summonsed


  100. Basic Form of the Verb : sun
    3rd Person Singular : suns
    Present Participle : sunning
    Past Tense : sunned
    Past Participle : sunned


  101. Basic Form of the Verb : sunburn
    3rd Person Singular : sunburns
    Present Participle : sunburning
    Past Tense : sunburnt / sunburned
    Past Participle : sunburnt / sunburned


  102. Basic Form of the Verb : sup
    3rd Person Singular : sups
    Present Participle : supping
    Past Tense : supped
    Past Participle : supped


  103. Basic Form of the Verb : swab
    3rd Person Singular : swabs
    Present Participle : swabbing
    Past Tense : swabbed
    Past Participle : swabbed


  104. Basic Form of the Verb : swag
    3rd Person Singular : swags
    Present Participle : swagging
    Past Tense : swagged
    Past Participle : swagged


  105. Basic Form of the Verb : swap
    3rd Person Singular : swaps
    Present Participle : swapping
    Past Tense : swapped
    Past Participle : swapped


  106. Basic Form of the Verb : swivel
    3rd Person Singular : swivels
    Present Participle : swiveling / swivelling
    Past Tense : swiveled / swivelled
    Past Participle : swiveled / swivelled


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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