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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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