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What percentage of English verbs are irregular?

Question #132189. Asked by donkeehote.
Last updated Jul 17 2021.
Originally posted Aug 14 2013 2:31 AM.

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According to Erez Lieberman: "The top 10 verbs in the English language are all irregular, even though irregular verbs make up only 3 percent of the language". The 10 most commonly used verbs in English are the irregular verbs to be, to have, to do, to go, to say, to see, to take and to get, plus the auxiliary verbs can and will.

link https://www.reuters.com/article/us-language-evolution-idUSN1025847720071010





Response last updated by gtho4 on Jul 17 2021.
Aug 14 2013, 2:36 AM
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