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How was that intro? You think that was kind of off the cuff like?

So today we are going to tell you the 25 most common verbs in English.

These are verbs you really, really, really need to know.

And this - these verbs - this list is from a study

that was conducted using the Oxford English Corpus,

which is basically a huge collection of written texts that were examined

so they could find out which ones are the most frequent.

So this is a list of the most frequently used verbs

which means these are verbs that you guys should know.

You really need to know them.

Super important. Very important verbs.

They're super important.

You should know these verbs.

You should know them.

Did we say that you should know these verbs?

You should know them. You need to know them.

Okay, okay, okay.

Okay, so what we're going to do is we're going to give you...stop laughing.


Okay. So what we're going to do is we're going to

give you these 25 verbs.

But with each one, we will give you the conjugation.

So we'll give you the present tense form, the past tense, and then the past participle from of the verb.

What are the most frequently used verbs in English?

What are they?

We're going to tell you.

All right. Let's begin. So the number one verb - drumroll.


is, really to no surprise, the verb TO BE.

It is the most common verb in English.

So in the present, you would use IS or ARE depending on the subject.

The past WAS/WERE and the past participle is BEEN.

That's true.

You confirm you confirm that?

It's correct.

You agree?

He's not lying to you guys.

Number two is HAVE or HAS.

And in the past its HAD. Past participle also HAD.

Number three...the third most common verb in English is TO DO.

So in the present DO or DOES, in the past DID, and the past participle is DONE.

Number four...SAY.

Say or says.

TO SAY or SAYS. The past tense is SAID and the past participle also SAID.

Number five is TO GET.

So the present simple GET/GETS. The past tense GOT.

And the past participle can be either GOT or GOTTEN.

So got is the more common form in British English.

And Americans will sometimes say gotten.

So for example, because we are from the United States, we say gotten.

Number six is TO MAKE.

So that's MAKE/MAKES. Past as MADE.

What's the past participle?


I don't know why I keep forgetting these.

It's good practice for us.

Yeah. I guess.

Everyone has to memorize these, including native English speakers.

So everyone has to memorize.

Because there's a lot of irregular verbs.

Pretty much all of them are irregular verbs.

Number seven is TO GO. the present simple GO/GOES. The past tense is WENT and the past participle GONE.

Gone with the wind.

Gone somewhere.

With the wind.


Gone with the Wind.

That is a movie. Yes.

It's out of focus.

Number eight is KNOW.

Not no. But "to know."

Okay, let's backtrack.

Okay, number eight is TO KNOW.

In the present tense, we have KNOW/KNOWS.

In the past tense we have KNEW and in the past participle it's KNOWN.

We know.

Number nine is TO TAKE.

So in the present tense TAKE/TAKES.

In the past TOOK and the past participle is TAKEN.

No, not "tooken." TAKEN.

Listen to him.

Number ten...TO SEE.

You look like such a dork.


This is SEE. SEE.

Number ten is TO SEE.

Number ten is TO SEE.

I'm okay

Number ten is to...

Number ten is...

Number ten is TO SEE.

So in the present how we did that?

In the present tense...

We were working on that for a while.

A long time.

In the present is we have SEE/SEES.

And in the past it's SAW.

And in the past participle SEEN.

Out of the top ten, which is your favorite verb?



Do you know why?

I do know why because it's...first of all it sounds like another word.

So it's like, if you know one word you know two words.

And second because I like knowledge. I like to know things.

Are you going to ask me?

Do you care? You don't care what my favorite verb is.

I want to share my favorite verb.

Fine. What's yours?

I would say...I like GO.

Because it's kind of...

You're what? You're going.

No. It's just a good action. I just like the the action. Like, "Hey, let's go!"

Let's go. Let's go. Let's do it. Let's do it. Let's go.

Let's continue our... let's continue our list.

Number eleven is TO COME.

So in the...

Number eleven is TO COME, so...

You're terrible.

Number eleven is TO COME.

So in the present simple you'd have COME/COMES.

In the past COME, and in the past participle is just COME...again.

She keeps laughing when I say, "Come."

It's a popular verb all right.

No. I'm sure.

To come.

Okay. You got to stop.

It's popular verb. People use it a lot.

People come and go all the time. They come and go. Don't they?

Yes, they do.

Are we done with the innuendos?

Okay, I like this one.

Number twelve is TO THINK.


So let's see. In the present tense we have THINK/THINKS.

Past tense we have THOUGHT, and past participle THOUGHT as well.

Number thirteen is LOOK.

So this is our first regular verb. Oh my gosh.

In the present simple LOOK/LOOKS.

In the past is LOOKED, so the past perfect is also LOOKED.

Regular verbs are awesome.

First regular verb.

Number fourteen TO WANT.

In the present tense, this is WANT/WANTS.

In the past WANTED, and in the past participle also WANTED.

Another regular verb. Wow, two in a row. Amazing.Incredible.

It's a good one TO WANT. I like it.

I tickle Wes.

Number fifteen is TO GIVE.

So in present simple GIVE/GIVES.

In the past it is GAVE, and the past participle is GIVEN.

Are you sure?

Are you 100% sure?

Why? Is it not...

This is another regular verb. So number sixteen is TO USE.

In the present tense, this is USE/USES.

Past tense USED and past participle USED as well.

Rocking along with these regular verbs now.

Number seventeen - just when I say that - is FIND, another irregular verb.

So in the present simple we have FIND/FINDS.

Past tense is FOUND and the past participle is also FOUND.

Memorize it. Practice it. Use it.

Number eighteen is TO TELL.

Present tense...TELL/TELLS.

Past tense...TOLD.

And past participle...TOLD.

It is funny because these are...these are so common,

but at the same time thinking of the conjugation I'm still like - wait a second.

You have to think about it.

Wait, which is that? Wait, what's the past participle?

But if you have to say it in a sentence I think we'll say it quickly.

Yeah, yeah. It's no problem.

Number nineteen is TO ASK.

So present simple ASK/ASKS.

And the past is ASKED.

And the past participle ASKED as well.

It sounded like you said "assed."

Wait, let me say it again.

So the present is ASK/ASKS.

And the past is ASKED.

And the past participle is also ASKED.

I'm trying to get "asked."

I know I was laughing because your eyes are like bulging out.

Every time you say it you're like "ASKS."

And then it was ASKED.


That -ed has that T sound because the K is voiceless.

There we go.

Number twenty - it's another regular verb - in the present tense we have...

What's the verb?

Number twenty is TO WORK.

And this is another regular verb.

So in the present we have WORK/WORKS.

Past tense WORKED. Past participle WORKED.

Number twenty-one TO SEEM.

And the present SEEM/SEEMS.

In the past - because it's regular - SEEMED.

And the past participle is also SEEMED.

And it's true.

Number twenty-two is TO FEEL.

This one in the present tense is FEEL/FEELS.

Past tense FELT. Past participle FELT.

Twenty-three...TO TRY.

So we have TRY/TRIES in the present.

The past...TRIED and the past participle TRIED.

Ends with a -y so we use -ied.

Number twenty-four is TO LEAVE.

In the present tense this is LEAVE/LEAVES.

Past tense LEFT. Past participle LEFT.

And number twenty-five - the last of the most common English verbs - is TO CALL.

So we have CALL/CALLS in the present.

CALLED in the past, and the past participle is CALLED.

So out of all of these verbs, which one is your favorite now?

Is it still TO KNOW?

I think so actually. Oh no. Can I change my answer?


I like TO GIVE. I like give.

Okay. That's a good one.

That's funny because mine would be TO WANT.

I like TO WANT something. That's what I was going to say.

Number fourteen...TO WANT.

Yes. Next year, WANT - it's making its way to the top.


I like GIVE.


What about TO COME?

Now, what we want you to do is in the comments tell us which of these verbs is your favorite.

Or tell us which one that you think you use the most.

Which one is most common for you?

And write that in the comments. We want to know.

We hope you give us...

I'm trying to use your favorite verb.

Give us a comment!

We hope you enjoyed this lesson and know all of these

verbs and that you can conjugate these verbs because that is very important.

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And as always thanks for watching.

We'll see you next time.


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