Past Tense Verbs

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Verbs that Start with M
Verbs that Start with M
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Verbs that Start with M
If your child moans his way through vocabulary practice, this colorful worksheet, complete with a fun maze for a job well done, could be just the thing!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verbs that Start with W
Verbs that Start with W
Worksheet
Verbs that Start with W
It's the wonderful world of 'W' verbs! Kids can work their way through this worksheet that focuses on W verbs, then complete a fun puzzle at the end!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Discovering Character Traits
Vocabulary Cards: Discovering Character Traits
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Vocabulary Cards: Discovering Character Traits
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Discovering Character Traits.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verbs That Start With "D"
Verbs That Start With "D"
Worksheet
Verbs That Start With "D"
Verbs that start with 'D' include dive and dip. Your little learner will find more delightful ones in this worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verbs that Start with N
Verbs that Start with N
Worksheet
Verbs that Start with N
Need to know some verbs that start with N? This worksheet is just the thing!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Silly Sentences to Master Verb Tenses
Write Silly Sentences to Master Verb Tenses
Activity
Write Silly Sentences to Master Verb Tenses
Help your second grader grasp the concept of verb tenses with this silly card game!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Norman the Caterpillar
Norman the Caterpillar
Story
Norman the Caterpillar
Norman doesn't like change, but learns that it is often for the best. Teach kids this important lesson (and irregular verbs) with this sweet interactive story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Past Tense Verbs

Some verbs like to live in the past. If a verb refers to something that already happened, it’s called a past tense verb -- and there are some rules you need to know about using it. Learn how to write (and, if you’re an adult, teach) past tense verbs with our stash of materials on grammar and English. We’ve got worksheets, workbooks, and games both on and offline.
English has three primary tenses with which we can describe verbs: past, present, and future. The past tense form of a verb tells us that the action being described took place in the past.

Most verbs fall into one of four categories:
  • Simple form - Adding -ed to the verb indicates the verb is past tense.
    • Example: funnelled, yelled
  • Past Progressive Form - Use was or were in conjunction with the present tense.
    • Example: was yelling, were running
  • Past Perfect Form - Use had with the simple form
    • Example: had yelled, had spelled
  • Past Perfect Progressive Form - Use had been with the present tense.
    • Example: had been yelling, had been running
Not all verbs can be shown in past tense by adding -ed to the end. Some verbs are irregular, and must be shown as past tense in different ways. Some examples of irregular verbs are:
Present TensePast Tense
RunRan
BeatBeaten
DealDealt
Fought
Some irregular verbs have been updated, making a more common simple form acceptable. Some examples:
Present TensePrevious Past TenseNew Past Tense
BurnBurntBurned
DreamDreamtDreamed
LearnLearntLearned
SmellSmeltSmelled
SpellSpeltSpelled
Understanding the sequence of events can increase a student’s comprehension of what they read. Being able to identify actions that took place before the current setting of a passage by recognizing past tense verbs will help them along. The resources provided by Education.com above allow students to practice this skill, helping them prepare for future lessons on the past tense.