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Understand the Present and Past Tense 1

In this worksheet, students identify whether a sentence is in the present or the past tense.

'Understand the Present and Past Tense 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Past and Present Tense

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Sentences can be in the present tense or the past tense.


 

If we talk or write about something happening now, we are using the present tense.

Jayden is riding his scooter.

Jayden rides his scooter every day.

 

If we talk or write about something that has already happened, we are using the past tense.

Jayden rode his scooter round to Kyle's house yesterday.

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Priya loves ice cream.

present tense

past tense

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

I am wearing my new jacket.

present tense

past tense

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Danny went to Leeds last week.

present tense

past tense

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Samir played his trumpet in the school concert last Friday.

present tense

past tense

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

My puppy is wearing his new coat today.

present tense

past tense

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

My hamster died last week.

present tense

past tense

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Katie is reading a book about horses.

present tense

past tense

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

It snowed last Monday.

present tense

past tense

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Tom is on his way to school now.

present tense

past tense

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Josie lived in Scotland when she was a baby.

present tense

past tense

  • Question 1

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Priya loves ice cream.

CORRECT ANSWER
present tense
  • Question 2

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

I am wearing my new jacket.

CORRECT ANSWER
present tense
  • Question 3

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Danny went to Leeds last week.

CORRECT ANSWER
past tense
  • Question 4

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Samir played his trumpet in the school concert last Friday.

CORRECT ANSWER
past tense
  • Question 5

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

My puppy is wearing his new coat today.

CORRECT ANSWER
present tense
  • Question 6

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

My hamster died last week.

CORRECT ANSWER
past tense
  • Question 7

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Katie is reading a book about horses.

CORRECT ANSWER
present tense
  • Question 8

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

It snowed last Monday.

CORRECT ANSWER
past tense
  • Question 9

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Tom is on his way to school now.

CORRECT ANSWER
present tense
  • Question 10

Read the sentence and decide whether it is in the present tense or the past tense.

 

Josie lived in Scotland when she was a baby.

CORRECT ANSWER
past tense
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