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The Past Tense: Using Irregular Verbs

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

'The Past Tense: Using Irregular Verbs' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Past and Present Tense

Popular topics:   Verbs worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

When we talk or write about something that is happening now, we use the present tense.


Jack is playing his violin. He practises every day.


When we talk or write about something that has already happened, we use the past tense.

Jack played his violin at the school concert last week.


To put verbs into the past tense, we often add -ed to the verb. These are called regular verbs.

play / played

walk / walked


Unfortunately, this rule does not work for a lot of verbs, including some of the ones we use the most. These are called irregular verbs and we just have to learn them.

eat / ate

swim / swam


In this worksheet you will practise putting irregular verbs into the past tense.

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