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1 Past, Present, and Future Tense Verbs Pages

2 TN Standards SPI Identify the correct use of verbs (i.e., action/linking, regular/irregular, agreement, tenses) within context.

3 Simple Tenses The tense of a verb shows the time of the action or state of being. There are three basic tenses: present tense, past tense, and future tense. These are called the simple tenses. Examples: Present TenseWater covers most of the earth’s surface. Past TenseMany changes in the ocean happened over time. Future TenseScientists will study more forms of ocean like in coming years.

4 Directions: For 1-5 on page 166, write the verb or verb phrase. Identify the tense. 1. Tomorrow my teacher will talk about dolphins. Present tense Past tense Future tense

5 2. Costal dolphins stay in shallow waters. Present tense Past tense Future tense

6 3. One dolphin weighed five hundred pounds. Present tense Past tense Future tense

7 4. A dolphin sleeps about eight hours each day. Present tense Past tense Future tense

8 5. A newborn dolphin will spend the next three to six years with its mother. Present tense Past tense Future tense

9 Directions: For 6-15 on page 167, write the verb or verb phrase. Identify the tense. 6. High tide will return tomorrow. Present tense Past tense Future tense

10 7. Many interesting creatures live in the ocean. Present tense Past tense Future tense

11 8. Clams dwell on the ocean floor. Present tense Past tense Future tense

12 9. Clams filter tiny bits of food from the water. Present tense Past tense Future tense

13 10. This manta ray grew to a large size. Present tense Past tense Future tense

14 11. Water flows into the mouth of a manta ray. Present tense Past tense Future tense

15 12. Soon the water will pour out through the slits. Present tense Past tense Future tense

16 13. The slits in the ray’s head serve a special purpose. Present tense Past tense Future tense

17 14. Sharks swim at high speeds. Present tense Past tense Future tense

18 15. That shark hunted in shallow water. Present tense Past tense Future tense

19 Directions for 16-20, page 167 Write each sentence. Use the verb and the tense given. Remember to find the simple subject, which cannot be in a prepositional phrase, to agree with the verb tense. Example: Explorers first _______ penguins in (see, past) Answer: Explores first saw penguins in Saw is the past-tense of see.

20 16. Eighteen kinds of penguins ____ in the Southern Hemisphere. (live, present)

21 17. Sailors once _____ penguins for food. (hunt, past).

22 18. The emperor penguin _______ almost four feet tall. (stand, present).

23 19. Many penguins ________ squid and fish. (eat, present)

24 20. Next year, scientists ______ the life cycle of the king penguin. (study, future)


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