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Verbs - Future Tense
'I will go to the market to buy vegetables'. This sentence is written in the future tense.

Verbs - Future Tense

This quiz helps KS1 children recognise time stamps, and that ‘will’ and ‘going to’ signify verbs in the future tense. The National Curriculum asks that Year 2 children write consistently in a particular tense. This activity will also aid oral skills for Year 1 and 2, in addition to improving children’s literacy and English language.

Most stories you read are written in the past tense. Sometimes, we speak in the future tense by saying ‘I will help you’. This means I will do it, I’m not doing it now and I haven’t done it yet. We can also say, 'I will do it tomorrow' using the word 'tomorrow' as a time stamp.

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1.
Which sentence is written in the future tense?
I went for a jog.
I am jogging.
I jogged.
I will go for a jog.
Jogging is slower than running and many people jog to stay fit and healthy.
2.
Which phrase suggests it is in the future tense?
I am going to
I already have
I am doing it
I did it
Anytime you see or hear 'going to' it means it hasn't happened yet.
3.
'It is my birthday tomorrow.' Which word tells us this is written in the future tense?
it is
my
birthday
tomorrow
'It is' - is present tense but that changes because we wrote 'tomorrow' - a time stamp.
4.
'Next month it is Easter.' Which words tells us this is written in the future tense?
Next month
it is
Easter
is Easter
The time stamp for this one is 'next month.'
5.
'I will brush my teeth.' Which word tells us this is written in the future tense?
will
brush
my
teeth
You should brush your teeth every morning and night.
6.
'I am going to learn how to swim.' Which words tell us this is written in the future tense?
I am
going to
learn
to swim
If you are going to do something, then you haven't done it yet.
7.
'I will wash my hair.' Which word tells us this is written in the future tense?
I
will
wash
my
You don't always need to say when you are going to do something, you can just say 'will' and that places it in the future without the need of a time stamp.
8.
Which phrase suggests it is in the future tense?
I am
I will
I have
I did
Anytime you see or hear 'I will' it means it will happen in the future and hasn't happened yet.
9.
Which sentence is written in the future tense?
I am chopping that tree down.
I will chop that tree down tomorrow.
I have chopped that tree down.
I have already chopped that tree down.
When people chop down many trees it is called 'deforestation'.
10.
Which word is not a time stamp?
later
tomorrow
next week
shoes
The first three answers tell us a time in the future.
Author:  Finola Waller

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