Just curious if there's a complete list of every verb in the English language.

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It's called a 'dictionary'. Try [url="http://www.m-w.com /"] Merriam-Webster's[/url].
For both regular and irregular verbs?

I doubt this, but there are some pages available that list at least the (most common) irregular verbs.
If you're looking for such a page, try:


a very detailed list you can find here:

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The only list would probably be in the dictionary, no one has that much time to make a list
hello reallycurious,

this is a very legitimate question. i was also looking for a list of english regular verbs and irregular verbs. there are many irregular verbs lists out there but i have yet to find regular verbs list. i am doing volunteering work where i teach an esl class, and as i have no teaching experience, was looking for resources online. pemmican seems to have given you urls for good resources. anyway, good luck!


this site might work, but of course not all of them


is another site. you can download a list there. 9117 English verbs in total.
here it says

" English verbs
In the late months of 2002, I began to wonder how many verbs the English language contains. Instead of taking the easy way out and buying the book (for there surely exists a book that not only gives all English verbs, but also etymologies, common and variant pronounciations, transitive/intransitive designations, an annex on dialectical verbs, and another annex on trends in verb formation—but, alas, you will find none of that here), I have gone through the *** and posted the results here for you, the Preternaturally Interested Reader.

Some notes on the verbs:
The list is a work in progress; it is currently (and, perhaps, may always be) abridged. I am still looking for more entries; if you know a verb I've neglected, please drop me a line at Email Removed.
The list includes variant spellings of some verbs; for instance, nudge, noodge, and nudzh, which have the same meaning, all appear.
Homonyms appear only once. That is, verbs like pan are listed once, though they have many meanings.
The list does not include any verb-preposition phrases that have gained popular appeal. For example, it contains put, but not put off, put on, or put out.
The all link leads to the complete list. The numbered links lead to sub-lists organized by syllable count. Enjoy."

also try my website. i give 500 common verbs and over 200 verb patterns.
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It's impossible to count all verbs, it would be a kind of "Sisyphos"- work:
There are thousands of words that can be formed every day as well as words that die out, too.
You can make up verbs, or words in general, easily and use them for what you need them - some verbs are quite resistent, some aren't and 'die' soon after they've been made-up.

One important thing for you as a help:

Only weak verbs are productive!
I.e.: Any new verb which is formed by now will be a weak one with Simple Past tense and Past Participle ending in -ed.

Strong and irregular verbs are no longer productive!
Some of them have switched or tend to switch over to the weak conjugation (e.g. reach - raught - raught ==> reached - reached).
No new verb will be formed with an Ablaut anymore, but only with the weak ending -ed.

All in all, there are about 150-200 strong verbs + about 20 irregular verbs (such as be, do, go, will, bring, etc. and the modal auxiliaries) + all the uncountable weak verbs.
I think a more basic question should be asked that why the English verb have to be classified as regular and irregular verb? I am discussing this question in the 'Linguistic Discussion Forum'.
A dictionnary is not a verb list.
A verbs list is a verbs list!

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