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Understand the Present and Past Tense 3

In this worksheet, students practise changing regular verbs from the present tense into the past tense.

'Understand the Present and Past Tense 3' 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

The present tense describes things that are happening now.

 

 

Rosie is playing her guitar.

Rosie always plays her guitar on Mondays.

 

The past tense describes things that have already happened.

Rosie played her guitar in the school concert last night.

 

The verb (the action word) is the part of the sentence that shows us the tense. We make many verbs into the past tense by adding -ed to them.

play + ed = played

look + ed = looked

 

In this worksheet you can practise changing verbs into the past tense.

Tick the verb that is in the past tense.

help

helping

helped

Tick the verb that is in the past tense.

licked

licks

licking

Tick the verb that is in the past tense.

trusts

trusted

trusting

This time, change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the -s first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Daniel walks to school every day.

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the -s first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Betty talks to her friend on the phone every evening.

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the 'is' and '-ing' first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Carrie is working very hard.

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the 'is' and '-ing' first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

George is enjoying his ice cream.

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the 'is' and '-ing' first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Harriet is visiting her auntie in Glasgow.

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Dad dusts the house every weekend.

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Charlotte pushes her doll round in its pram.

  • Question 1

Tick the verb that is in the past tense.

CORRECT ANSWER
helped
  • Question 2

Tick the verb that is in the past tense.

CORRECT ANSWER
licked
  • Question 3

Tick the verb that is in the past tense.

CORRECT ANSWER
trusted
  • Question 4

This time, change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the -s first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Daniel walks to school every day.

CORRECT ANSWER
walked
  • Question 5

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the -s first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Betty talks to her friend on the phone every evening.

CORRECT ANSWER
talked
  • Question 6

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the 'is' and '-ing' first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Carrie is working very hard.

CORRECT ANSWER
worked
  • Question 7

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the 'is' and '-ing' first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

George is enjoying his ice cream.

CORRECT ANSWER
enjoyed
  • Question 8

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box. Take off the 'is' and '-ing' first.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Harriet is visiting her auntie in Glasgow.

CORRECT ANSWER
visited
  • Question 9

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Dad dusts the house every weekend.

CORRECT ANSWER
dusted
  • Question 10

Change the verb in bold into the past tense and write it in the answer box.

(You just need to write the word).

 

Charlotte pushes her doll round in its pram.

CORRECT ANSWER
pushed
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