The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Affordable pricing from £10/month

Add -ing to Verbs 1

In this worksheet, students practise adding -ing to verbs that end in the letter 'e'.

'Add -ing to Verbs 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

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

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A verb is a doing word or an action word.

for example:

Pete rides his bike every weekend.

boy riding a bike

We can also say Pete is riding his bike today.

 

The verb 'ride' ends in the letter 'e', so before we add the -ing ending we have to remove the 'e'.

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

bake

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

save

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

make

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

tease

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

give

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

waste

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. The verb you need is in brackets at the end of the sentence.

 

It is __________ outside today!   (freeze)

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. The verb you need is in brackets at the end of the sentence.

 

Joe is going for __________ lessons at the swimming pool.   (dive)

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. The verb you need is in brackets at the end of the sentence.

 

Meena's hands were __________ because she was so nervous.   (shake)

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. The verb you need is in brackets at the end of the sentence.

 

Look at Josef!  He's __________ his sweets with all the other children.   (share)

  • Question 1

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

bake

CORRECT ANSWER
baking
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to drop the 'e' before adding 'ing'? When the verb ends in the letter 'e' we must remember to drop the 'e' and then add 'ing'. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 2

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

save

CORRECT ANSWER
saving
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Just remember the rule that if the verb ends in an 'e' we get rid of the 'e' and then add 'ing' onto the end of the word.
  • Question 3

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

make

CORRECT ANSWER
making
EDDIE SAYS
When we add the suffix 'ing' to the word 'make' we need to drop the 'e' and then add 'ing'. You can do this!
  • Question 4

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

tease

CORRECT ANSWER
teasing
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? Make sure you check that you haven't written the 'e' as well as adding the 'ing'.
  • Question 5

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

give

CORRECT ANSWER
giving
EDDIE SAYS
Are you starting to get the hang of this now? When adding the suffix 'ing' to the word 'give' you need to get rid of the 'e' and then add 'ing'. Keep it up superstar!
  • Question 6

Add -ing to this verb. Don't forget to take off the 'e'!

 

waste

CORRECT ANSWER
wasting
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to drop the 'e'? I bet your becoming an expert now! Give the next question a try. Just remember that if the verb ends in 'e' you need to drop it before adding 'ing'.
  • Question 7

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. The verb you need is in brackets at the end of the sentence.

 

It is __________ outside today!   (freeze)

CORRECT ANSWER
freezing
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The verb you should have used is 'freezing'. The root word 'freeze' ends in 'e' so you drop this letter and then add 'ing'. Great effort try the next question.
  • Question 8

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. The verb you need is in brackets at the end of the sentence.

 

Joe is going for __________ lessons at the swimming pool.   (dive)

CORRECT ANSWER
diving
EDDIE SAYS
The verb 'dive' becomes 'diving'. You need to get rid of the 'e' and then add the suffix 'ing'. Super effort!
  • Question 9

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. The verb you need is in brackets at the end of the sentence.

 

Meena's hands were __________ because she was so nervous.   (shake)

CORRECT ANSWER
shaking
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got the hang of this now? 'Shake' becomes 'shaking'. The last letter 'e' has gone and we just add 'ing'. Nearly there!
  • Question 10

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. The verb you need is in brackets at the end of the sentence.

 

Look at Josef!  He's __________ his sweets with all the other children.   (share)

CORRECT ANSWER
sharing
EDDIE SAYS
Fantastic effort! I hope you remembered to drop the 'e' from 'share' and then add the suffix 'ing'.
---- OR ----

Sign up for a £1 trial so you can track and measure your child's progress on this activity.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Start your £1 trial today.
Subscribe from £10/month.