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Verbs. Unit 3. NOTE: To change images on this slide, select a picture and delete it. Then click the Insert Picture icon in the placeholder to insert your own image. More Present-Tense Verbs. More Present-Tense Verbs. A verb in the present tense must agree with the subject of the sentence.

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verbs

Verbs

Unit 3

more present tense verbs

NOTE:

To change images on this slide, select a picture and delete it. Then click the Insert Picture icon

in the placeholder to insert your own image.

More Present-Tense Verbs
more present tense verbs1
More Present-Tense Verbs
  • A verb in the present tense must agree with the subject of the sentence.
  • Both the subject and the verb must be either singular or plural.
  • Follow these rules to make a present-tense verb agree with the subject:
rule 1 verbs that end in ss ch sh zz or x

Add –es when the subject is singular noun or he, she, or it.

  • Press + es = presses
    • Jackie presses a seed into the soil.
  • Watch + es = watches
    • She watches the seed grow.

Do not add –es when the subject is a plural noun or I, we, you, or they.

The students press seeds into the soil.

They watch the seeds grow.

Rule 1:Verbs that end in ss, ch, sh, zz or x
rule 2

Change y to i, and add –es when the subject is a singular noun or he, she, or it.

    • fly + es = flies
    • A robin flies to the oak tree.
    • Do not change y to i or add –es when the subject is a plural noun or I, we, you, or they.
    • Robins fly to the oak tree.
Rule 2:

Verbs that end in a consonant and y:

present tense verbs

The students_________ the signs of spring. (discuss, discusses)

  • My nose _____ from pollen in the air. (itch, itches)
  • Baby birds _____ in their nests. (hatch, hatches)
  • Many families _____ to do spring cleaning in April. (try)
  • Six family members _____ in old clothes. (dress)
  • Grandma _____ a broken curtain rod. (fix)
  • Mr. Jones _____ the curtains in the sun. (dry)
Present-Tense Verbs

Practice

past tense verbs

A verb in the past tense tells about an action that already happened.

  • The students elected a class president.
Past-Tense Verbs
past tense verbs1

Add –ed to most verbs.

  • help + ed = helped
  • All my friends helped Will.
Past-Tense Verbs

Rule 1:

past tense verbs2

If a verb ends in e, drop the e and add –ed.

  • Vote + ed = voted
  • The students voted on Tuesday.
Past-Tense Verbs

Rule 2

past tense verbs3

If a verb ends in a consonant and y, change the y to i and add –ed.

  • Hurry + ed = hurried
  • They hurried to the voting booth.
Past-Tense Verbs

Rule 3

past tense verbs4

For most verbs that end in one vowel followed by one consonant, double the consonant, and add –ed.

  • Stop + ed = stopped
  • Our regular schoolwork stopped for the election.
Past-Tense Verbs

Rule 4

practice

study

  • grin
  • push
  • debate
  • reply
  • answer
  • decide
  • play
  • clap
  • carry
Practice

Write the past-tense form of each verb.

Hint: Spelling Words

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