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Inconsistent Verb Tense

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Cindy Trang

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Transcript of Inconsistent Verb Tense

What's a tense?
REMEMBER!
There are

REGULAR

and

IRREGULAR

verbs
!
Common Errors
Do not
change verb tense needlessly.

Describe events happening at the
same time
in the
same tense

Describe events happening at
different times
with a
different tense
to
show order
of events

Changing tenses without a valid reason creates
inconsistent verb tense


When do I use each tense?
Past Tense:
Use this to indicate action that has
already happened

Cindy, Steven, & Andrew
Inconsistent Verb Tense
Tense:
a form of a verb that expresses the time in which a verb occurred

There are 3 basic verb tenses:
past
tense
present
tense
future
tense
There are 4 forms of each:
simple
progressive
perfect
perfect progressive
Present Tense:
Use this to indicate action that is
happening now
Future Tense:
Use this to indicate action that is
going to happen
I.E.
A regular verb can be put into past tense by adding the suffix -ed
He
walked
the old woman to her car.
An
irregular
verb will need a
change in spelling
or may
stay the same
The boy
hitted
his brother.
The boy
hit
his brother.
I.E.
The bug crawled.
I.E
. The bug is crawling.
I.E.
The bug will crawl.
Example of the 4 forms
verb tense:
past
simple
past: action has already happened
I.E.
I
opened
the door.
past
progressive
: action took place during a time period or was interrupted
I.E.
I
was opening
the door when I heard a scream.
past
perfect
: action was completed before another occurrence in the past
I.E.
I
had
already
opened
the door before she turned in the driveway.
past
perfect progressive
: action that took place over a period of time has been completed
I.E.
I
had been opening
the door, but realized I forgot my wallet.
Common Errors
When writing about fictional events, use
present
tense
I.E.

At the beginning of the book, Mrs. Joe terrified Pip.
At the beginning of the book, Mrs. Joe terrifies Pip.
Common Errors
When referring to a historical event, use
past
tense
I.E.

The Battle of Midway is a turning point in WWII.
The Battle of Midway
was
a turning point in WWII.
Pretest & Post-test Answers
1. involved
2. ran
3. journeys
4. opened
5. will write
1. signed
2. slept
3. meets
4. went
5. planned
Your Turn!
He (ate) (eat) ice cream and (walk) (walked) the dog.
Your Turn!
At the end of the book, Katniss and Peeta (win) (won) the Hunger Games.
Your Turn!
The Treaty of Versailles (led) (leads) to WWII.
Example of the 4 forms
simple
present: action is happening now
verb tense:
present
I.E
. Jill
encourages
us to do our best in school.
present
progressive
: verb expresses a continuing action
present
perfect
: verb began in the past and continues to the present
present
perfect progressive
: verb which began in the past, continues to the present, and possibly the future
I.E.
I
am learning
more and more each day.
I.E.
Jill
hasn't skipped
class since last year.
I.E.
I
have been learning
English since birth, yet I still make mistakes
.
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