Verbs - Past Tense (Irregular) 1
He thought carefully about his answer. The word 'thought' is the past tense of 'think'.

Verbs - Past Tense (Irregular) 1

This English and Literacy quiz looks at Irregular Past Tense and helps KS1 children recognise the change in certain verbs when writing them in the past tense. This quiz is designed to help children achieve the National Curriculum's requirements that states Year 2 children should write consistently in a specific tense. It will expand knowledge of literacy and the English language.

When we write in the past tense, we need to make sure the verbs (doing words) are also written in that tense. Sometimes, though, the word completely changes: ‘I drink water’ changes to ‘I drank water.’

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  1. The word 'say' is present tense; which word is used to show it happened in the past?
    Many children spell 'said' wrong, unfortunately, it's a word that can't be spelt phonetically.
  2. The word 'begin' is present tense; which word is used to show it happened in the past?
    Today I will begin to clean my house but yesterday I began to clean my bedroom.
  3. Using the verb 'to drink', which sentence is written in the past tense?
    I will ask you to drink something, if you do, then you drank it.
  4. What do we mean by 'irregular past tense'?
    Sometimes, to show a verb happened yesterday, we can add 'ed'. However, for irregular past tense verbs, the word completely changes.
  5. The word 'blow' is present tense; which word is used to show it happened in the past?
    The flower the girl is blowing is called a dandelion. She blew off all the petals.
  6. Using the verb 'to draw', which sentence is written in the past tense?
    You may hear your friends saying they 'drawed a picture' but really, they should say they 'drew a picture'.
  7. The word 'bring' is present tense; which word is used to show it happened in the past?
    The dog brought me a stick. Make sure you don't write 'bought' as that means he went to the shop and bought it for you!
  8. The word 'buy' is present tense; which word is used to show it happened in the past?
    'Bought' is the word you use if you bought something from the shop yesterday.
  9. The word 'catch' is present tense; which word is used to show it happened in the past?
    He caught the ball.
  10. Using the verb 'to make', which sentence is written in the past tense?
    I will make you something similar to what I made yesterday.

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