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Grade 3 Language - Verbs (Simple Tenses)

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Using the correct verb tense is important for students to learn. In the third grade, students need to be prepared to use present, past and future tense verbs. Most of the time, the verbs can be formed using certain rules. However, there are always exceptions to the rules. In this quiz, the student will form the correct tense of a verb and they will choose the correct tense for a sentence.

1.
Choose the verb that best fits into the sentence below based on its tense.
Mary ____ the walls next Monday.
will paint
painted
paints
painting
This sentence is taking place in the future.
2.
What is the future tense of the verb below?
MOP
will mop
mops
mopped
mopping
Future tense verbs begin with "will" or "shall."
3.
Choose the verb that best fits into the sentence below based on its tense.
Last week, the boy ____ the newspaper into my yard.
throws
will throw
throwed
threw
This sentence took place in the past.
4.
What is the past tense of the verb below?
HOP
will hop
hopping
hops
hopped
The correct past tense of the verb "hop" is "hopped."
5.
Choose the verb that best fits into the sentence below based on its tense.
Right now, the basketball players ____ the ball.
bounce
will bounce
bounced
bouncing
This sentence is taking place in the present.
6.
Choose the verb that best fits into the sentence below based on its tense.
Tonight, I ____ my bedroom.
cleans
cleant
will clean
cleaning
This action will happen in the future.
7.
What is the past tense of the verb below?
BUILD
builded
built
building
will build
Build has an irregular form of the past tense.
8.
Choose the verb that best fits into the sentence below based on its tense.
Yesterday, the children ____ their mother into the house.
follows
followed
will follow
following
This sentence happened in the past, so the verb should be "followed."
9.
What is the present tense of the verb below?
FOLD
will fold
folds
shall fold
folded
The present tense of the word "fold" is "folds."
10.
What is the past tense of the verb below?
BAKE
baked
bakes
will bake
baking
Most past tense verbs end in "ed."
Author:  Amy Flanders

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