Present Tense or Past Tense



Present Tense or Past Tense :





  1. Yesterday he beat the odds and won the lottery.
    The word “yesterday" provides the context.

  2. Everyone bids at an auction.
    Only in the Present do you have the “s” form for the third person singular.

  3. We bet when we are on vacation.
    The second clause indicates Present tense.

  4. The car burst into flames.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s” ending.

  5. Our oak tree casts a long shadow.
    Only in the Present do you have the “s" form for the third person singular.

  6. The ring cost ten dollars.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s" ending.

  7. Dad always cuts the firewood.
    Only in the Present do you have the “s” form for the third person singular.

  8. This shirt fit him well.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s” ending.

  9. Who hit the jackpot?
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s" ending.

  10. My head hurts this morning.
    Only in the Present do you have the “s" form for the third person singular.

  11. Mama never knit him a sweater.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s" ending.

  12. Who lets the dog out in the evening?
    Only in the Present do you have the “s” form for the third person singular.

  13. His expenses offset his earnings last year.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s’* ending.

  14. He consistently outbids his competitors.
    Only in the Present do you have the “s” form for the third person singular.

  15. A true winner never quits.
    Only in the Present do you have the “s form for the third person singular.

  16. She read the newspaper before breakfast.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s" ending.

  17. He rid himself of all temptations.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s” ending.

  18. On Sundays Dad sets the table.
    Only in the Present do you have the “s” form for the third person singular.

  19. We all shed tears for their loss last week.
    “Last week” indicates the Past tense.

  20. He always shred documents with my name and address on them.
    Only in the Present do you have the “s” form for the third person singular.

  21. David shut the door.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s" ending.

  22. She accidentally slit her finger on the knife.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s” ending.

  23. I didn’t swallow the chewing gum. I spit it out.
    The context indicates the action has been completed.

  24. He always sweats when he jogs.
    Only in the Present do you have the s form for the third person singular.

  25. The rain barely wet the newly planted garden.
    In the Past the third person singular does not have the “s’ ending.



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