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Recognise the Past Tense of Irregular Verbs

In this worksheet, students will revise the past tense and look at irregular verbs.

'Recognise the Past Tense of Irregular Verbs' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Tense Awareness

Popular topics:   Verbs worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

The past tense is used for events that have already happened.


girl playing a  guitar


Alice played her guitar in the school concert last week.


Regular verbs form the past tense by adding -ed (play + ed = played) but there are many irregular verbs that form the past tense in different ways.

Alice went to her guitar lesson yesterday. Her dad took her there by car but she came home on the bus.


girl getting on bus


Sometimes, groups of irregular verbs form their past tenses in the same way:

shake    shook

take    took


Things are never that simple, though, and there is usually an odd one out!

make    made


The present perfect tense tells us that we have finished something now.

I have eaten my sandwiches.


cheese sandwich


This activity is all about different past tense of verbs. Are you ready to have a go?

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