Identify the principal part of the underlined verb.
Have you seen my lost ferret? present/present participle/past/past participle
A long time ago, people believed dragons lived and guarded treasures. present/present participle/past/past participle
You should have put your homework where it wouldn't have gotten wet. present/present participle/past/past participle
If you buy a car, you need to make sure you keep it insured. present/present participle/past/past participle
That glass has been smoothed by the motion of the waves and sand. present/present participle/past/past participle
Principal Parts: Spelling Changes
Click the correct spelling of the verb in parentheses.
The government is (combating)/(combatting) the drug trafficking problem.
Laura was excited because her number one choice of universities (admited)/(admitted) her.
I (wonderred)/(wondered) what made them react in such a strange way.
The neighbor's cat always (tries)/(trys) his best to ignore us when we call him.
Choose the correct form of the verb to complete the sentence.
For my birthday, my grandmothergave/givenme her antique bike.
My friends and I havebecame/becomevolunteers at the library.
The bell to end class had alreadyrang/rungwhen I finished my test.
Before I went swimming in the Atlantic Ocean in Florida, I hadswam/swumin the same ocean in Spain.
Last weekend, wedrove/drivenfrom Miami to Key West.
Tenses of Verbs
Identify the tense of the underlined verb.
Next summer we will be getting our driver's licenses. present/emphatic/future progressive/past perfect
That bluejay is building a nest in our oak tree. past perfect/present progressive/future/emphatic
I saw horseshoe crab skeletons that had washed up on the shore. past perfect/emphatic/present/future progressive
Replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships will be sailing from Miami to New York. present perfect/emphatic/future progressive/past
If I watch that movie again, I will have seen it twenty times. future perfect/past progressive/future/emphatic
Choose the correct tense of the verb to complete the sentence.
On Saturday Nikki built a snowman, but when she went to see it on Sunday, she found that itmelted/had melted.
Last summer Iride/rodein a hot air balloon.
Your mother says you mustfinish/finishedyour homework before you go outside to play.
Before we moved to a new town, Iwent/had been goingto the same school since kindergarten.
I hope theywill make/had madea movie based on my favorite mystery series.
For each positive statement, click the two correct negative statements. Each question has two correct answers, so be sure to select both of them. Pay special attention to the tense of the original sentence, and make sure you select answers that use the same tense.
I'm meeting my blind date Friday night. a. I'm not meeting my blind date Friday night. b. I didn't meet my blind date on Friday night. c. I am not meeting my blind date Friday night. d. I did not meet my blind date on Friday night.
Corey bent down to pick up a penny. a. Corey won't bend down to pick up the penny. b. Corey will not bend down to pick up the penny. c. Corey didn't bend down to pick up the penny. d. Corey did not bend down to pick up the penny.
The toilet has overflowed many times this year. a. The toilet has not overflowed many times this year. b. The toilet hadn't overflowed many times this year. c. The toilet had not overflowed many times this year. d. The toilet hasn't overflowed many times this year.
We will be needing lots of volunteers to help clean up the beach. a. We don't need many volunteers to help clean up the beach. b. We will not be needing many volunteers to help clean up the beach. c. We won't be needing many volunteers to help clean up the beach. d. We do not need many volunteers to help clean up the beach.
Shifts in Verb Tense
Read the story. Pay attention to the clues as to the tense in which it should be written. Then click on any verbs that should be changed to the correct tense.