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Tense

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Verbs will change depending on the sentence.

The change will depend on how many people, or things are doing it and when it happened.

When a verb is affected by when something happened, it is called the tense.

Describing something happening now is the present tense.

First person singular = I am
Second person singular = You are

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Describing something that has already happened is the past tense.

First person singular = I was
Second person singular = You were

Remember, make sure you pick the correct tense for your sentence.

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Your Turn…

1. What does the past tense do?
It describes things that will happen
It describes things that are happening
It describes things that have happened

2. Which types of word changes when we use the past tense?
The noun
The verb
The adjective

3. Which type of suffix is commonly used with past tense?
-ing
-ly
-ed

4. Which sentence is using past tense?
I am walking home today.
I walked home today.
I will be walking home later.

5. Which version of the verb is the past tense version?
Walk
Walking
Walked

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