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Week Nineteen Language Arts Warm Ups

Verb Tenses

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1. Every verb has six tenses: present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect. Place the six tenses on a timeline showing how they are related to each other.

Answer: past perfect, past, present perfect, present, future perfect, future

2. Decide whether the tenses in the following sentences are used correctly. For example, past tenses should only be used with past tenses, present with present. Write C for correct or I for incorrect usage of the verbs.

When I wrote that letter, I am upset.

Answer: I

3. Decide whether the tenses in the following sentences are used correctly. For example, past tenses should only be used with past tenses, present with present. Write C for correct or I for incorrect usage of the verbs.

When the baby woke up, it began crying.

Answer: C

4. Decide whether the tenses in the following sentences are used correctly. For example, past tenses should only be used with past tenses, present with present. Write C for correct or I for incorrect usage of the verbs.

While he drove to town often, today he is home.

Answer: I

5. Decide whether the tenses in the following sentences are used correctly. For example, past tenses should only be used with past tenses, present with present. Write C for correct or I for incorrect usage of the verbs.

The evening turned chilly and the rain started.

Answer: C

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