Grade 2 Language - Irregular Past Tense 2
David bit the chocolate marshmallow. The word 'bit' is the past tense of 'bite'.

Grade 2 Language - Irregular Past Tense 2

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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.
What is an irregular past tense?
A verb where the word changes slightly when it's written in the past tense.
A verb that does not change.
A verb that you can add 'ed' to the end to show it's in the past tense.
A noun.
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.
2.
Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
became
bit
broke
become
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.
3.
Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
fall
chose
drove
fell
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.
4.
Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
felt
hold
hid
held
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?
sat
left
lost
lose
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.
6.
Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
pay
bought
paid
sold
Present tense: I will pay for the house you sell. Past tense: I have now paid for the house you sold me.
7.
Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
spoke
spent
stood
stand
He stands on the paddle board changes to he stood on the paddle board. If you speak and spend then you spoke and spent.
8.
Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
teach
taught
told
thought
If yesterday I tell you that I think, today it changes to I told you that I thought.
9.
Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
wore
won
give
gave
Win changes to won, wear to wore and give to gave.
10.
Which answer is not an irregular past tense?
shot
shoot
rang
stole
I shoot at the goal changes to I took a shot at the goal. Ring changes to rang and steal to stole.
Author:  Finola Waller

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