Tense plays a crucial role in English grammar. It is used to refer to time while writing or speaking a sentence i.e. it denotes the time an action takes place. It can be in the past, present, or in future. Thus, there are three different types of tense;
- Past tense – It is used to talk about an action in the past.
- Present tense – It refers to an action that is being carried out i.e in the present.
- Future tense – It is used to talk about an action or event that might or might not occur in the future.
This week we bring to you this worksheet for your students/children to practice the use of past tense verb forms of some common irregular verbs. Verbs are action words. These are the words that imply an action is being carried out. Most of the verbs in English have five (5) basic forms. These are used based on the tense we wish to use in a sentence. The verb forms change if we wish to use a verb in a sentence that requires different forms of the verb. There are several different types of verbs. One of those different types of verbs is irregular verbs. Irregular verbs are verbs in which the past tense is not formed by adding the -ed that we usually use to do so. Such verbs can’t form their past tense in a simple way. These words require tricky ways for the formation of the past and as a result these verbs completely change and are spelled differently in their past form. It is to be noted that there are some irregular verbs that follow the pattern too.
There are several different types of exercises for students to practice well and understand the verb forms. In the first exercise, students have to write the given words in the past form. The first one is done for their convenience.
In the following exercises ask the students to read the sentences carefully circle the irregular verbs and write them in the space provided.
In the next exercise, students need to read the sentences carefully and mark a tick against the correct past form of the verb that fits in the blank and cross the incorrect one.
In the following exercises, students have to match the group ‘a’ with the related counterparts in group ‘b’ and underline the irregular verbs in group ‘a’. The first one is done for their convenience.
Do not burden your students with all of these exercises at one. Assign these and let them do these at their own pace to make these exercises effective. Download the worksheet and get started now! For more worksheets, be sure to visit our website.