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Grade 4 - English Language
2.33 Verb Forms Using 'ing' and 'ed'

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.
Example:
When it started to rain, we were raking the leaves.

To make a verb past tense add ed.
Examples:
cook + ed = cooked
wish + ed = wished
play +ed = played

When a verb ends in a silent e, drop the e and add ed.
Examples:
hope + ed = hoped
hate + ed = hated

When a verb ends in y after a consonant, change the y to i and add ed.
Examples:
hurry + ed = hurried
marry + ed = married

When a verb ends in a single consonant after a single short vowel, double the final consonant before adding ed.
Examples:
stop + ed = stopped
hop + ed = hopped

To write about something that already happened, you can add ed to the verb.
Examples:
Yesterday, we talked.

You can also use was and were and add ing to the verb.
Examples:
Yesterday, we were talking.

When a verb ends with e, you usually drop the e before adding ing.
Examples:
grade - was grading
tape - was taping
sneeze - was sneezing
weave - was weaving


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.
Q 1: My mom says she is treat us to ice cream.
treated
treating

Q 2: While we were playing outside at recess, the teacher grade our tests.
was graded
was grading

Q 3: Yesterday, we talk.
talked
talking

Q 4: As I watched, the workers grind the wood into little chips.
were grinding
were grinded

Q 5: Now the police accuse them of stealing the money.
are accused
are accusing

Q 6: My mom treat us to ice cream.
treated
treating

Q 7: The rain steam down the window.
streaming
streamed

Q 8: I hear something. Who groan?
is groaned
is groaning

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