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Verb Conjugation: Spelling Review Practice Exercises (page 3)

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

ANSWERS TO PRACTICE

  1. (1)present tense form. The verb fix in this sentence refers to something that happens regularly; it is in present tense form.
  2. (3) past tense form. The verb wanted tells about something that happened in the past; therefore, it is in past tense form.
  3. (5) past participle form. You can tell that this verb is in past participle form because it uses the helping verb have. The -en ending is a common ending for irregular past participles.
  4. (2) third person singular present tense form. The verb asks shows something that is happening in the present. Jake is a third person singular subject; therefore, this verb is in third person singular present tense form.
  5. (2) past tense form. The verb tripped tells about something that happened in the past; therefore, it is in past tense form.
  6. (2) past tense form. The verb laughed tells about something that happened in the past; therefore, it is in past tense form.
  7. (4) present participle form. The -ing ending signifies that this verb is in present participle form.
  8. (4) present participle form. The -ing ending signifies that this verb is in present participle form.
  9. (2) third person singular present tense form. The verb waits shows something that happens regularly. Virginia is a third person singular subject; therefore, this verb is in third person singular present tense form.
  10. (5) past participle form. You can tell that the verb played is in past participle form because it uses the helping verb has.
  11. hoping. Add -ing to form the present participle of a verb (rule #4). Remember to drop the silent e when adding the -ing ending.
  12. dropped. Add -d or -ed to verbs to form the past tense (rule #3). Remember to double the final consonant in words that end in consonant + vowel + consonant combination.
  13. fished. Add -d or -ed to regular verbs to form the past participle. (Rule #5)
  14. climbs. Add -s to make the third person singular present tense form. (Rule #2)
  15. saying. Add -ing to form the present participle of a verb. (Rule #4)
  16. supplies. Add -s to make the third person singular present tense form. If the verb ends in a consonant + -y combination, change the -y to an i and add -es. (Rule #2)
  17. planning. Add -ing to form the present participle of a verb (rule #4). Remember to double the final consonant in words that end in a consonant + vowel + consonant combination.
  18. preyed. Add -d or -ed to regular verbs to form the past tense. (Rule #3)
  19. study. The present tense (or base) form of a verb is the infinitive of the verb minus the word to. (Rule #1)
  20. concerned. Add -d or -ed to regular verbs to form the past participle. (Rule #5)
  21. proved. Although the verb prove has an irregular past participle, the past tense is regular.
  22. bought. The -ought ending is a common past tense formation, although there are few patterns that tell which verbs should end in -ought.
  23. spreading. All regular and irregular verbs form their past participles by adding -ing.
  24. broken. There are many irregular verbs that end in the -en combination.
  25. draws. All regular and irregular verbs add -s to make the third person singular present tense form.
  26. eating. All regular and irregular verbs form their present participles by adding -ing.
  27. was. The verb be has many irregular forms.
  28. let. The verb let is one of the irregular verbs that does not change in its past tense or past participle.
  29. made. The verb make is an irregular verb whose forms are unique.
  30. drunk. The verb drink is an irregular verb whose forms are unique.

GAME TIME: SPELLING SCRAMBLE SOLUTION

  1. climbs
  2. hoping
  3. played
  4. saying
  5. spreading
  6. infinitive
  7. taken
  8. study
  9. present
  10. dropped
  11. made
  12. proved
  13. wanted
  14. drunk
  15. planning
  16. concerned
  17. broken
  18. tripped
  19. participle
  20. supplies
  21. fished
  22. laughed
  23. smiling
  24. irregular
  25. asks
  26. bought
  27. preyed
  28. eating
  29. was
  30. fix
  31. regular
  32. past
  33. verb
  34. let

GAME TIME: SPELLING SCRAMBLE SOLUTION

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