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What is an irregular verb?

 

Definition
 

An irregular verb is a verb which does not conform to an expected inflectional pattern.

Discussion
 

The adjective irregular can be applied to members of other word classes besides verbs.

Generic
  An irregular verb is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 119

 

Mish 1991 640

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 103

 

Crystal 1980 164


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