Verbs - Past Tense (Irregular) 3
David bit the chocolate marshmallow. The word 'bit' is the past tense of 'bite'.

Verbs - Past Tense (Irregular) 3

This quiz is our third and final KS1 English and Literacy quiz about Irregular Past Tense. This quiz asks children to spot which words are verbs that are written in the past tense. This will help their understanding of tenses, and that you can’t always add ‘ed’ to show that a verb happened in the past. In order for children to get a firm understanding of irregular past tense verbs, make sure they play all three of our quizzes on this subject.

There are some words that, when we say they have happened already, completely change. If I bite you, I’m doing it now but if I did it yesterday, then I bit you. The word ‘bite’ changes to ‘bit’. There are a few words that change like this and they are called irregular past tenses.

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  1. Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
    The woman in the picture fell over but if she is doing it now then she is falling. The present tense of chose is choose and drive becomes drove.
  2. Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
    Win changes to won, wear to wore and give to gave.
  3. What is an irregular past tense?
    Irregular means unusual. Often to show past tense we can add 'ed' to show that it has already happened. However, some verbs change a letter or letters to show it has moved from present to past tense.
  4. Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
    He hides in the bin, so yesterday he hid in the bin. If I hold you now, tomorrow I held you. Finally, the past tense of feel is felt.
  5. Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
    He stands on the paddle board changes to he stood on the paddle board. If you speak and spend then you spoke and spent.
  6. Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
    Become is the present tense and became is the past. Bit is the past tense of bite and broke is the past tense of break.
  7. Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
    If yesterday I tell you that I think, today it changes to I told you that I thought.
  8. Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
    I shoot at the goal changes to I took a shot at the goal. Ring changes to rang and steal to stole.
  9. Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
    The woman will lose her way if she doesn't use the map. She didn't...and now she is lost! The present tense is leave and past tense changes it to left. Also, you may sit now but if you have already done it, then you sat.
  10. Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
    Present tense: I will pay for the house you sell. Past tense: I have now paid for the house you sold me.

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