|Use is and are when describing something happening right now. Use was and were when describing something that already happened.
To make a verb present tense add ing.
To make a verb past tense add ed.
When a verb ends in a silent e, drop the e and add ed.
When a verb ends in y after a consonant, change the y to i and add ed.
When a verb ends in a single consonant after a single short vowel, double the final consonant before adding ed.
To write about something that already happened, you can add ed to the verb.
You can also use was and were and add ing to the verb.
When a verb ends with e, you usually drop the e before adding ing.
Directions: Write your own examples for each of the verb formation rules given above. Choose the proper verb form to correct the sentence in each of the following questions. As a homework, write a short story using verbs in past tense.