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Adding -ing and -ed to Verbs

In this worksheet, students will learn how to add -ing and -ed to verbs when no other change in spelling is needed. The students will also begin to learn why they need to add these endings.

'Adding -ing and -ed to Verbs' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Use -ing, -ed, -er and -est

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Verbs are words we use to describe what we do.

Look at these verbs.

 

I go I hear I play
I want I look I call

 

 

We sometimes need to add different endings to change what we are saying.

-ed and -ing help us talk about things we have done or are doing.

 

I play in the park.

 

I played in the park.

 

I go to bed.

 

I am going to bed.

 

In this worksheet you will learn how to add these endings to different verbs. 

Read this verb.

jump

 

 

Can you add -ing and -ed to the end?

Type both words below.

Read this verb.

call

 

 

Can you add -ing and -ed to the end?

Type both words below.

Read this verb.

look

 

Can you add -ing and -ed to the end?

Type both words below.

Read this verb.

help

 

Can you add -ing and -ed to the end?

Type both words below.

Now look at this sentence.

walk up the road.

 

Which sentence below makes sense?

I walking up the road.

I walked up the road.

Now look at this sentence.

I ask my teacher.

 

Which sentence below makes sense?

I asked my teacher.

I asking my teacher.

Now look at this sentence.

I like to play tennis.

 

Which sentence below makes sense?

I like to played tennis.

I like playing tennis.

Look at this sentence.

We watch the boats.

 

Which sentence below makes sense?

We were watching the boats.

We watched the boats.

  • Question 1

Read this verb.

jump

 

 

Can you add -ing and -ed to the end?

Type both words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
jumping jumped
jumped jumping
  • Question 2

Read this verb.

call

 

 

Can you add -ing and -ed to the end?

Type both words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
calling called
called calling
  • Question 3

Read this verb.

look

 

Can you add -ing and -ed to the end?

Type both words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
looking looked
looked looking
  • Question 4

Read this verb.

help

 

Can you add -ing and -ed to the end?

Type both words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
helping helped
helped helping
  • Question 5

Now look at this sentence.

walk up the road.

 

Which sentence below makes sense?

CORRECT ANSWER
I walked up the road.
EDDIE SAYS
If you want to add -ing, then you need to put an extra verb in the sentence to help it make sense.
I am walking up the road.
  • Question 6

Now look at this sentence.

I ask my teacher.

 

Which sentence below makes sense?

CORRECT ANSWER
I asked my teacher.
EDDIE SAYS
If you want to add -ing, then you need to put an extra verb in the sentence to help it make sense.
I was asking my teacher.
  • Question 7

Now look at this sentence.

I like to play tennis.

 

Which sentence below makes sense?

CORRECT ANSWER
I like playing tennis.
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence.

We watch the boats.

 

Which sentence below makes sense?

CORRECT ANSWER
We were watching the boats.
We watched the boats.
EDDIE SAYS
Both of these sentences makes sense and are about something we have done.
By adding were to 'We were watching the boats' it helps the sentence make sense.
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