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English - S1 Homework (Advanced) Present Tense

S1 English Homework. Exercise 4.

The Present Tense

Copy the following note into your jotter.

The present tense is the one that we use to say what is happening at this moment. A verb changes in form depending on which “person” you are describing.

Look at the following example of the verb to eat

I eat you (sing) eat he/she/it eats

We eat you (plural) eat they eat

If we want to show that the action is going on for some time, we use are and add ing to the verb.

E.g. They are eating dinner. (and have been for half an hour)

Change the following sentences into the present tense. Give both possible versions.

E.g. I ran uphill ? I run uphill and I am running uphill.

1.  I walked to the shops.

2. I ate chocolate.

3.  Lisa went to Brownies.

4.  Stuart painted pictures.

5.  They drank coffee.

6.  We played ‘Hide and Seek.'


7. John spoke French.

8. Lucy sang at the concerts.

9. We laughed at the jokes.

10. You danced with Kevin.


Mrs D. Thomson