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2 Verb tenses tell us when things happen. Events can happen in the Present Past Future

3 Present verbs present tense verbAn action verb that describes an action that is happening now is called a present tense verb. flies The bird flies through the sky. Flies Flies is a present tense verb because it is happening right now.

4 Present tense verbs ses iesMany present tense verbs end with s, but some end with es, or ies. s sleeps es splashes ies cries

5 The Present This is when an event is actually happening. am walking I am walking across to buy some sweets from the shop. am shouting I am shouting to my brother in the playground. am running I am running down the lane with the dog.

6 Past Verbs Verbs which tell about actions which happened some time ago are past tense verbs. wanted The dog wanted a bone. Wanted is a past tense verb because the action has already happened.

7 Past tense verbs ed, d, iedMany past tense verbs end with ed, but some end with d, or ied. clapped played tried

8 The Past This is when an event has already happened. walked I walked across to buy some sweets from the shop. shouted I shouted to my brother in the playground. ran I ran down the lane with the dog.

9 Future Verbs Verbs which tell about actions which are going to happen are future tense verbs. We will awaken at six a.m. Will awaken Will awaken is a future tense verb because the action has not yet happened.

10 Future tense verbs Future tense verbs use special words to talk about things that will happen: will, going to, shall, aim to, etc. going to start shall email will enjoy

11 The Future This is when an event has not taken place yet. will walk I will walk across to buy some sweets from the shop. will shout I will shout to my brother in the playground. will run I will run down the lane with the dog.

12 Look at each of these sentences and decide what tense it has been written in. We went for a walk. George will rush into school today. City beat United 6-0 last week.

13 Lucy will be driving me to school today. I am smelling my supper cooking in the kitchen. Shelley will be coming for lunch on Sunday.

14 Can you make the following sentences into the present, the past and the future tense? I like going to Manchester with my Mum. I like going to Manchester with my Mum. PRESENT I liked going to Manchester with my Mum. PAST I will like going to Manchester with my Mum. FUTURE

15 I will laugh at the clown in the circus. I am laughing at the clown in the circus. PRESENT I laughed at the clown in the circus. PAST I will laugh at the clown in the circus. FUTURE I swam in the pool on Wednesday. I am swimming in the pool on Wednesday. PRESENT I swam in the pool on Wednesday. PAST I will swim in the pool on Wednesday. FUTURE

16 Remember! Whenever you are writing you should try to stay in the same tense all the way through.

17 On Line Activity Present and Past Tense Matching Game


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