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Use Verbs in

Simple Present
Tense
Ms. Irish Lyn T. Alolod
Teacher II
San Juan Elementary School

TEST YOURSELF
1. Marian _____ her gymnastics
class.
a. loves
b. loving

c. loved
d. love

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2. She _____ whenever she gets
the chance.
a. practice
b. practices

c. practiced
d. practicing

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3. Her instructor ____ Marian

tumbling and other arts.


a. teach
c. taught
b. teaching d. teaches

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4. Sometimes, the teacher _____
Marian to do her best.
a. push
b. pushed

c. pushing
d. pushes

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5. She _____ Marian every
step of the way.

a. encourages c. encourage
b. encouraged d. encouraging

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6. Marian _____ the
balance beam very well.
a. walked
b. walks

c. walking
d. walk

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7. Today, the teacher
_____ some new rings to
the ceiling.
a. attach c. attached
b. attaches d. attaching

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8. Marian bravely ____
from the rings.
a. hanged
b. hang

c. hangs
d. hanging

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9. The instructor _____
with approval.
a. buzz
b. buzzing

c. buzzes
d. buzzed

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10. Marian _____ after
class with her friends.
a. relaxes
b. relaxed

c. relax
d. relaxing

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11. A snail _____ slowly.
a. move
b. moves

c. moved
d. moving

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12. The horses _____
fast.
a. gallop
b. gallops

c. galloped
d. galloping

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13. Rabbits _____ into
the bushes.
a. jumps
b. jump

c. jumped
d. jumping

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14. A beaver _____ food
for the winter.
a. save
b. saves

c. saved
d. saving

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15. Her sister _____
around in a circle.
a. spin
b. spins

c. spinned
d. spinning

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16. The students _____
nuts.
a. eat
b. eats

c. ate
d. eating

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17. Chipmunks _____
over rocks.
a. runs
b. run

c. ran
d. running

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18. Owls _____ at night.
a. hunts
b. hunting

c. hunt
d. hunted

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19. The duck _____ under
the water.
a. dive
b. diving

c. dives
d. dived

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20. Three worms _____ in
the grass
a. wiggle
b. wiggles

c. wiggling
d. wiggled

A verb shows when an


action happens through the
tense.
Present tense verbs show
action that is happening now.
or if the action is regular, true,
and normal.

Knowing how to form verb tenses


will help your writing to tell time
punctually.
Here are some rules for forming the
present tense.

a. For most verbs, add s: run/runs,


walk/walks, jump/jumps.

b. For verbs ending in s, ch, sh, x, and


z, add es.
press/presses, teach/teaches,
push/pushes,
mix/mixes,
buzz/buzzes
c. For verbs ending with a consonant
and y, change y to i and add es.
cry- - cries
fly flies
try tries
supply supplies

Examples:
a. Tom passes Jerry a nail.
b. The worker catches the box.
c. One man polishes the shoes.
d. Lenie fixes the ramp for the
dog house.
e. Justin tries to stand up.

d. Add s to the verb when the


noun in the subject is singular.
Example: The dog barks at the
snowman. Jill laughs.
e. Do not add s to the verb when
the noun in the subject is plural.
Ex: The boys stand at the back.

TEST YOURSELF
1. Marian _____ her gymnastics
class.
a. loves
b. loving

c. loved
d. love

TEST YOURSELF
2. She _____ whenever she gets
the chance.
a. practice
b. practices

c. practiced
d. practicing

TEST YOURSELF
3. Her instructor ____ Marian

tumbling and other arts.


a. teach
c. taught
b. teaching d. teaches

TEST YOURSELF
4. Sometimes, the teacher _____
Marian to do her best.
a. push
b. pushed

c. pushing
d. pushes

TEST YOURSELF
5. She _____ Marian every
step of the way.

a. encourages c. encourage
b. encouraged d. encouraging

TEST YOURSELF
6. Marian _____ the
balance beam very well.
a. walked
b. walks

c. walking
d. walk

TEST YOURSELF
7. Today, the teacher
_____ some new rings to
the ceiling.
a. attach c. attached
b. attaches d. attaching

TEST YOURSELF
8. Marian bravely ____
from the rings.
a. hanged
b. hang

c. hangs
d. hanging

TEST YOURSELF
9. The instructor _____
with approval.
a. buzz
b. buzzing

c. buzzes
d. buzzed

TEST YOURSELF
10. Marian _____ after
class with her friends.
a. relaxes
b. relaxed

c. relax
d. relaxing

TEST YOURSELF
11. A snail _____ slowly.
a. move
b. moves

c. moved
d. moving

TEST YOURSELF
12. The horses _____
fast.
a. gallop
b. gallops

c. galloped
d. galloping

TEST YOURSELF
13. Rabbits _____ into
the bushes.
a. jumps
b. jump

c. jumped
d. jumping

TEST YOURSELF
14. A beaver _____ food
for the winter.
a. save
b. saves

c. saved
d. saving

TEST YOURSELF
15. Her sister _____
around in a circle.
a. spin
b. spins

c. spine
d. spinning

TEST YOURSELF
16. The students _____
nuts.
a. eat
b. eats

c. ate
d. eating

TEST YOURSELF
17. Chipmunks _____
over rocks.
a. runs
b. run

c. ran
d. running

TEST YOURSELF
18. Owls _____ at night.
a. hunts
b. hunting

c. hunt
d. hunted

TEST YOURSELF
19. The duck _____ under
the water.
a. dive
b. diving

c. dives
d. dived

TEST YOURSELF
20. Three worms _____ in
the grass
a. wiggle
b. wiggles

c. wiggling
d. wiggled