Verb Tenses Worksheets, Definition, Examples
Here’s our collection of verb tenses worksheets. Verb tenses are the forms of verbs that show when an action or state occurs in time. There are three main tenses: past, present, and future. While there are other subdivisions like simple, continuous, and perfect we’re focusing on the basic three.
- Present tense: Describes actions or states happening now or general truths. Example: She works at the library. (simple present)
- Past tense: Describes actions or states that occurred in the past. Example: He walked to the store yesterday. (simple past)
- Future tense: Describes actions or states that will happen in the future. Example: They will travel to Japan next month. (simple future)
Students usually start learning about verb tenses in elementary school, around the age of 7 or 8. As they progress, they learn more advanced tenses and their usage in different contexts.
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Verb Tenses Worksheets
Read through each sentence, and write if the sentence is written in past, present, or future verb tense.
Students will read the lists of verbs, then draw a line to match the present tense verb with the correct past tense verb.
Sort the past tense and present tense verbs in the given word back into the correct category.
In this printable verb tenses worksheet, students will practice writing sentences using the future tense of each given verb.
Students will read through each verb and will change it to the past tense form of the verb.
In this printable verb tenses worksheet, students will read through the verbs and circle the past tense verb in each row. Students can circle the correct answer with their favorite colors for some added fun!
Students will be asked to read each sentence and fill in the blanks with a present tense verb.
Students will read each sentence and identify the verb tense. Then, they will be asked to cut and paste each sentence into the correct column for past tense, present tense, and future tense.