KS1 English Quiz - Tense - Adding 'ing' and 'ed' (Questions)

Sometimes a word needs to change tense by adding ‘ing and ‘ed’. This quiz enhances the lessons on tense and informs KS1 children of some of the spelling rules when adding these suffixes. This quiz will improve their knowledge of the English language, how it works, and literacy in general.

If you are doing something now (present tense) then we add ‘ing’ but if you have done it in the past, we add ‘ed’ to the verb (doing word). Test your knowledge on when to add ‘ing’ and ‘ed’ to verbs.

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1. Which word is not a verb?
[ ] dance
[ ] love
[ ] push
[ ] studio
2. When do we add 'ed' onto the end of a verb?
[ ] When you are saying you have done an action.
[ ] When you are saying you are doing an action.
[ ] To describe an object.
[ ] To describe an animal.
3. When do we add 'ing' onto a verb?
[ ] When you are saying you have done an action.
[ ] When you are saying you are doing an action.
[ ] To describe an object.
[ ] To describe an animal.
4. Which word can we not add 'ing' to?
[ ] teach
[ ] learn
[ ] listen
[ ] children
5. Which word can we not add 'ed' to?
[ ] run
[ ] race
[ ] chase
[ ] jog
6. They ____ their hands.' Which word fits in the gap?
[ ] raisin
[ ] raised
[ ] raiseed
[ ] raising
7. He is...
[ ] snore
[ ] snoreing
[ ] snoring
[ ] snored
8. 'They ____ the ice-cream.' What's the missing word?
[ ] tasted
[ ] tasting
[ ] tasteed
[ ] tasteing
9. They are ____ a milkshake.' What is the missing word?
[ ] shared
[ ] shareed
[ ] sharing
[ ] shareing
10. Which word is the odd one out?
[ ] fishing
[ ] sitting
[ ] caught
[ ] hunting
KS1 English Quiz - Tense - Adding 'ing' and 'ed' (Answers)
1. Which word is not a verb?
[ ] dance
[ ] love
[ ] push
[x] studio
A verb is a doing word. A verb is a word that if I say it to you, you would need to do something. We can add 'ing' and 'ed' onto the ends of verbs.
2. When do we add 'ed' onto the end of a verb?
[x] When you are saying you have done an action.
[ ] When you are saying you are doing an action.
[ ] To describe an object.
[ ] To describe an animal.
When you add 'ed' onto the end of a word, it automatically moves that word and action into the past.
3. When do we add 'ing' onto a verb?
[ ] When you are saying you have done an action.
[x] When you are saying you are doing an action.
[ ] To describe an object.
[ ] To describe an animal.
If we add 'ing' onto the end of a word, this means the action or verb is happening now.
4. Which word can we not add 'ing' to?
[ ] teach
[ ] learn
[ ] listen
[x] children
We could say she is teaching, they are learning and listening.
5. Which word can we not add 'ed' to?
[x] run
[ ] race
[ ] chase
[ ] jog
The word run is an irregular past tense, so here we would say ran. The others, we would say they raced, jogged and she chased him.
6. They ____ their hands.' Which word fits in the gap?
[ ] raisin
[x] raised
[ ] raiseed
[ ] raising
Because they did it in the past, we add 'ed'. However, the word 'raise' ends with an 'e', this means we only need to add 'd'.
7. He is...
[ ] snore
[ ] snoreing
[x] snoring
[ ] snored
He is doing it now, so we add 'ing'. However, because the word 'snore' ends with an 'e' we get rid of the 'e' and replace it with 'ing'.
8. 'They ____ the ice-cream.' What's the missing word?
[x] tasted
[ ] tasting
[ ] tasteed
[ ] tasteing
This is in the past and we must remember to only add 'd'. In Italy they call ice-cream gelato.
9. They are ____ a milkshake.' What is the missing word?
[ ] shared
[ ] shareed
[x] sharing
[ ] shareing
The most popular milkshake flavours are chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
10. Which word is the odd one out?
[ ] fishing
[ ] sitting
[x] caught
[ ] hunting
Not only is 'caught' the only word that doesn't end in 'ing'; it is also what we call an irregular past tense.