PAST TENSEThe past tense of many verbs is formed by adding ed.
remember + ed = remembered
climb + ed = climbed
If a verb ends in e, drop e before adding ed.
If a verb ends in y, change the y to i before adding ed.
If a verb ends in a short vowel followed by a single consonant, double the final consonant.
PRESENT TENSEThe present tense verb tells what is happening right now. To form present-tense verbs, use the plain verbs or use is or are before the verb and adding ing to the verb.
We eat. We are eating.
He servers. He is serving.
Note: However 'ing' is also used for present, past, and future progressive tense.
FUTURE TENSEThe future tense verb tells about things that will happen in the future. To form the future-tense verb, use will/shall before the verb.
We will be eating.
Tomorrow we will walk to school.
When you use will, you may also have to add a helping verb and the ending ing.
Tomorrow we will be walking to school.
Directions: Choose proper verb tense for the underlined word to make grammatically correct sentence. Write five example sentences for each of the verb tenses. As homework, read a book or a magazine and find two sentences each in present, past, and future tense.