Practice on The Past Tense



Practice on The Past Tense :





  1. She answered correctly. The Past Active form of regular verbs is formed by adding “ed” after consonant letters.

  2. I allotted him plenty of time to complete the assignment.
    Sometimes the consonant can be doubled when it is spelled with a single letter and the vowel before it is stressed.

  3. The little boy bopped the doll on its head.
    The preceding consonant is doubled for a word of one syllable.

  4. He never canceled / cancelled his reservation.
    Sometimes the consonant can be doubled when it is spelled with a single letter and the vowel before it is stressed. The single consonant is sometimes found in American English even when the final syllable is not stressed.

  5. We capped the increase at 3 percent.
    The preceding consonant is doubled for a word of one syllable.

  6. She committed a crime in leaving the scene of the accident.
    Sometimes the consonant can be doubled when it is spelled with a single letter and the vowel before it is stressed.

  7. The boss controlled the flow of the meeting.
    Sometimes the consonant can be doubled when it is spelled with a single letter and the vowel before it is stressed.

  8. The technician debugged my computer in a few minutes.
    Sometimes the consonant can be doubled when it is spelled with a single letter and the vowel before it is stressed.

  9. She never donned that hat again.
    The final consonant is doubled for a word of one syllable.

  10. Small cottages dotted the landscape. The final consonant is doubled for a word of one syllable.

  11. We emptied all the trash cans.
    When a “y” comes after a consonant, it changes to “i” before the ending “ed.”

  12. The monkey flipped over in his cage.
    The final consonant is doubled for a word of one syllable.

  13. He grinned at the passersby.
    The final consonant is doubled for a word of one syllable.

  14. She inherited the entire estate.
    Add “ed” after consonant letters.

  15. They jotted down their thoughts before they left.
    The final consonant is doubled.

  16. We knotted all the lines.
    The final consonant is doubled.

  17. He lugged the suitcase up the stairs.
    The final consonant is doubled.

  18. Rain marred the parade.
    Add “ed” after consonant letters.

  19. The judge meted out a harsh sentence.
    Add “d” after a vowel letter.

  20. The old woman nodded to the nurse.
    The final consonant is doubled.

  21. The company patrolled the woods.
    The consonant can be doubled.

  22. The kids “pinned the tail on the donkey.”
    The final consonant is doubled.

  23. The carpenter pried the nail out of the board.
    When a “y” comes after a consonant, it changes to “i” before the ending “ed.”

  24. The mother rubbed the oil over the baby’s soft skin.
    The final consonant is doubled.

  25. The little girl scraped her knee playing in the school yard.
    Add “d" after a vowel.



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