Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts : Form and Use the Simple Verb Tense: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.E

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Example Question #1 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct present tense verb.

They turned around the car.

Possible Answers:

turns

turnes

turn

turning

Correct answer:

turn

Explanation:

The simple present tense is the way to talk about facts. It tells what is always, sometimes, or never true, or what happens over and over.

It uses the base form of the verb, except in the third person singular. 3rd person singular (he, she, or it-- one person or thing) ends in -s.

Example Question #2 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct present tense verb.

 She played the violin. 

Possible Answers:

play

playing

plays

playes

Correct answer:

plays

Explanation:

The simple present tense is the way to talk about facts. It tells what is always, sometimes, or never true, or what happens over and over.

It uses the base form of the verb, except in the third person singular. 3rd person singular (he, she, or it-- one person or thing) ends in -s.

Example Question #3 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct present tense verb.

He disappeared after dinner. 

Possible Answers:

disappeares 

disappearing 

disappears 

disappear 

Correct answer:

disappears 

Explanation:

The simple present tense is the way to talk about facts. It tells what is always, sometimes, or never true, or what happens over and over.

It uses the base form of the verb, except in the third person singular. 3rd person singular (he, she, or it-- one person or thing) ends in -s.

Example Question #4 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct future tense verb.

walk my dog when the rain stops.

Possible Answers:

will walk

walks

walking

walked

Correct answer:

will walk

Explanation:

The present tense tells us what will happen in the future. The correct verb tense is future tense, so the underlined verb should be changed to "will walk" indicating it has yet to happen but will in the future.

Example Question #5 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct past tense verb. 

Jake and David complain about the amount of math homework. 

Possible Answers:

will complain

complaining 

complained

No change

Correct answer:

complained

Explanation:

Past tense tells us about something that happened in the past. 

For most verbs, we add "ed" to the end of the verb to make it past tense. 

complain  complained 

Example Question #6 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct past tense verb. 

I walk to school. 

Possible Answers:

No change

walked

will walk

walking 

Correct answer:

walked

Explanation:

Past tense tells us about something that happened in the past. 

For most verbs, we add "ed" to the end of the verb to make it past tense. 

walk  walked 

Example Question #7 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct past tense verb. 

I play with that toy. 

Possible Answers:

played

playing

will play

plays

Correct answer:

played

Explanation:

Past tense tells us about something that happened in the past. 

For most verbs, we add "ed" to the end of the verb to make it past tense. 

Example Question #8 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct past tense verb. 

She hops down the sidewalk

Possible Answers:

hopes

hopping

hopped

hop

Correct answer:

hopped

Explanation:

Past tense tells us about something that happened in the past. 

For most verbs, we add "ed" to the end of the verb to make it past tense.

Example Question #9 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct past tense verb. 

Sam walks to the bus stop. 

Possible Answers:

walked

walkes

walking

walk

Correct answer:

walked

Explanation:

Past tense tells us about something that happened in the past. 

For most verbs, we add "ed" to the end of the verb to make it past tense.

Example Question #10 : Form And Use The Simple Verb Tense: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.E

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct past tense verb. 

Tyler turns his bike around. 

Possible Answers:

turned

turnes

turn

turning

Correct answer:

turned

Explanation:

Past tense tells us about something that happened in the past. 

For most verbs, we add "ed" to the end of the verb to make it past tense. 

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