Past and Present Tense Verbs Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.5.1.C

Core Standard

Verbs are the stars of the sentence, outside of the subject, of course. They make things move and zip along. We often need to express the timing of the action within the word itself by adding a tense. This gives the reader a reasonable sense of when the action has, had, or is taking place. This can be very salient information for the intended audience. The past tense is added to verbs that already took place. The present tense of a verb is used when a verb is actively taking place. These worksheets will help students understand how to place tenses on verbs that are currently active or have already taken place. We will also explore how to use this technique in your own writing.









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