Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Use Verbs to Convey a Sense of Past, Present, and Future: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.E

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Example Question #1 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank. 

Yesterday I __________ to school. 

Possible Answers:

walking 

will walk

walked

walks

Correct answer:

walked

Explanation:

This sentence is past tense because it's talking about something that happened yesterday. 

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb. The verb from the answer choices is "walk", so the correct answer is "walked". 

Yesterday I walked to school. 

Example Question #2 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank. 

Tomorrow I __________ to school. 

Possible Answers:

will walk

walk

walked 

walking 

Correct answer:

will walk

Explanation:

This sentence is about something that is going to happen in the future. We know this because of the word "tomorrow". 

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. The verb from the answer choices is "walk", so the correct answer is "will walk". 

Tomorrow I will walk to school. 

Example Question #3 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank. 

Today I __________ to school. 

Possible Answers:

will walk

walks

walk

walking 

Correct answer:

walk

Explanation:

This sentence is talking about something that is taking place right now. This is a present tense sentence.   

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it. The verb from the answer choices is "walk", so the correct answer is "walk". 

Today I walk to school. 

Example Question #4 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank. 

Yesterday I _____________ to my grandma on the phone. 

Possible Answers:

talk

will talk

talks

talked

Correct answer:

talked

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is past tense because it's talking about something that happened yesterday. 

Example Question #5 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank.

Yesterday it _____________ all day long. 

Possible Answers:

rains

rain

rained

will rain

Correct answer:

rained

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

 

This sentence is past tense because it's talking about something that happened yesterday. 

Example Question #6 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank.

Tomorrow we ______________ to the movies. 

Possible Answers:

go

going

will go

goes 

Correct answer:

will go

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is about something that is going to happen in the future. We know this because of the word "tomorrow". 

Example Question #7 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank. 

Tomorrow I __________ in gym class. 

Possible Answers:

run

runs 

running

will run

Correct answer:

will run

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is about something that is going to happen in the future. We know this because of the word "tomorrow". 

Example Question #8 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank. 

Today I _________ to art class. 

Possible Answers:

goes

go

going 

Correct answer:

go

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is talking about something that is taking place right now. This is a present tense sentence.

Example Question #9 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank.

Today I __________ my dad. 

Possible Answers:

call

calls

calling

called

Correct answer:

call

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is talking about something that is taking place right now. This is a present tense sentence.

Example Question #10 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank. 

Yesterday, Kate __________ home from school. 

Possible Answers:

walking 

walked 

walk

walks

Correct answer:

walked 

Explanation:

This sentence is past tense because it starts by saying "yesterday". Given the choices, we are looking for the past tense form of "walk". When we make a verb past tense, we add "ed" to the end of the word. This means that "walked" is the correct answer. 

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