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I am looking for a list of common English verbs (1000 to 2000 most-frequent) which gives the distinct inflectional forms (spelled: pronunciation is irrelevant). For example, "sits, sit, sat, sat, sitting", "eats, eat, ate, eaten, eating". The purpose of the list is to serve as a component of a verb-generating program in another language. I don't want to have to devise orthographic rules to convert /sit+ing/ into [sitting] and manually typing a list is something I want to avoid. Does such a list already exist?

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  • It should by possible to extract the list of verb forms from wiktionary and match it against a frequency list (or use the frequency list as a seed for extraction) ... still some amount of work to invest. May 29 at 11:03
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    Well, that kind of coding is above my pay grade, which is why I'm looking for an actual list.
    – user6726
    May 29 at 15:21

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I have no idea of the frequency, but here is a downloadable list of 1,000 verbs with each of the five forms from the Bangladesh University of Business and Technology

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    I do wonder what happened to number 856…
    – Draconis
    May 29 at 3:47
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    @Draconis - I guess between "state" and "stay" there should have been "stave, staved/stove, staved/stove/stoven, staves, staving" where they couldn't decide which of the alternative forms to use. Or maybe they failed to decide which of the verbs "station", "statue", or "stave" fits their list better.
    – Yellow Sky
    May 29 at 13:08

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