Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Tense Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.5.1.D

Core Standard

Under most circumstances writers will attempt to keep verbs in the same tense (present, part, etc.) There will be a need to shift verb tense as writers try to convey a shift in time. Whenever you have two verbs in the same sentence you should always check the tense structure for consistency. As a writer extends their writing to several sentences and paragraphs, the tenses will adjust with the main discourse. These worksheets will help you spot any inconsistencies in verb tense shifts.









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