For learners of English, irregular verbs represent one of the most difficult aspects of the language. They are normally presented in the form of alphabetical lists. Alphabetical lists do not, however, take into account the actual occurrence of these verbs.
In the following learning list the verbs are ranked in their order of frequency in authentic English. […]
The new list ensures that the learner has encountered the most important verbs, no matter when the learning process ends. For the author of teaching materials and the teacher, the new list supplies an empirical basis for the selection and gradation of irregular verbs in language courses.
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