Past Tense - Gave or Given
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Past Tense - Gave or Given

This KS1 English and Literacy quiz takes a look at the words gave and given. This quiz helps children know how to use both terms and teaches them the helping words when using ‘given’. The National Curriculum states that Key Stage 1 children should be able to use past tense words correctly and this quiz will aid that learning, along with an all-round improvement in their literacy and English language.

If I give you something, I give it to you now. However, if I gave you something, it happened in the past. We could also say it was given to you. Test your knowledge on the words ‘given’ and ‘gave’.

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  1. Which of these answers would you not put the word 'given' in the missing word space?
    The missing word for the top answer is 'gave'.
  2. Which of these answers would you not put the word 'given' in the missing word space?
    Many adults give blood to hospitals; this blood is then used in emergencies and helps save lives.
  3. If I say, 'She was given a computer.' The word 'was' helps the word 'given', 'was' becomes a helping word. Which of these is not a helping word?
    The words has, was and have can all go in front of the word 'given' to help it make sense.
  4. Finish this sentence: Every child at the party will be...
    The word 'be' in the sentence above is the helping word.
  5. Which of these is not a correct helping word for given?
    We could say he is given something, they were given something and he had given her something. They are all helping words.
  6. Which of these answers would you not put the word 'gave' in the missing word space?
    Some people give money away to charity. There are many types of charities available. You could give money to help animals or people.
  7. Which sentence is correct?
    The word 'she'd' is actually two words pushed together; she and had. The first sentence, therefore, says 'She had given all the plates to her neighbour,' making it the correct answer.
  8. Which of these answers would you not put the word 'gave' in the missing word space?
    This is a picture of seagulls. Seagulls are the only birds that can drink fresh and salt water.
  9. Which of these answers would you not put the word 'given' in the missing word space?
    Many people go to a bank to get advice on how to invest their money.
  10. Which sentence is perfect?
    We can use gave or if you use 'given' then you have to add a helping word.

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