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Understand Tenses: Verb Awareness 1

In this worksheet, students practise forming the past tense of irregular verbs.

'Understand Tenses: Verb Awareness 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Nouns, Verbs & Tenses

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A verb is a doing or action word.

 

The present tense means that something is happening now.

The children are walking down the road. They walk to school every day.

 

The past tense is used for something that has already happened.

The children walked to school last week.

 

We form the past tense of a lot of verbs by adding the suffix ed.

walk + ed = walked


However, there are also a lot of verbs that change completely in the past tense.

We don't say 'I eated my dinner'. The past tense of the verb eat is ate.

I ate all my dinner yesterday.

 

Unfortunately we just have to learn which verbs form the past tense by adding ed and which ones change!

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

think

thinked

thunk

thought

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

shoot

shot

shooted

shotted

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

speak

speaked

spoke

spoked

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

take

taked

tooken

took

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

run

ran

runned

ranned

For the next five questions you need to read the sentences and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version of the verb in the box.

 

Kimberley loved playing in the park. She climbed the tower, ran along the bridge and slided down the slide.

Read the sentences and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Jonny loved being in the school choir. He went every week and always sung with a lot of enthusiasm.

Read the sentence and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Adil writed his thank you letters as soon as he had opened his presents.

Read the sentence and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Jeremy hit the ball a long way but the fielder was very quick and catched it near the boundary.

Read the sentences and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Josie found spellings very difficult. She always tryed really hard but never got all of them right.

  • Question 1

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

think

CORRECT ANSWER
thought
  • Question 2

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

shoot

CORRECT ANSWER
shot
  • Question 3

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

speak

CORRECT ANSWER
spoke
  • Question 4

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

take

CORRECT ANSWER
took
  • Question 5

Choose the correct past tense of the following verb.

 

run

CORRECT ANSWER
ran
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to read the sentences and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version of the verb in the box.

 

Kimberley loved playing in the park. She climbed the tower, ran along the bridge and slided down the slide.

CORRECT ANSWER
slid
  • Question 7

Read the sentences and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Jonny loved being in the school choir. He went every week and always sung with a lot of enthusiasm.

CORRECT ANSWER
sang
  • Question 8

Read the sentence and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Adil writed his thank you letters as soon as he had opened his presents.

CORRECT ANSWER
wrote
  • Question 9

Read the sentence and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Jeremy hit the ball a long way but the fielder was very quick and catched it near the boundary.

CORRECT ANSWER
caught
  • Question 10

Read the sentences and work out which past tense verb is incorrect. Write the correct version in the box.

 

Josie found spellings very difficult. She always tryed really hard but never got all of them right.

CORRECT ANSWER
tried
---- OR ----

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