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Present Tense Verbs List & Flashcards

Present Tense Verbs List & Flashcards
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'When I was jogging, I saw a herd of deer in my neighbor's yard.'
Not present tense - this describes what occurred during the subject's jog, which is complete.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'She was doing her homework when her mother called.'
Not present tense - this describes what occurred at a previous time when the subject's mother called.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'The protesters were booed by the crowd.'
Not present tense - this describes what occurred to the protesters at a previous point in time.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'She is dating Michael.'
Present progressive tense - this describes whom the subject ('She') is currently dating.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'I am driving to New York City.'
Present progressive tense - this describes what the subject ('I') is doing at the current time.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'You are studying flashcards about verb tense.'
Present progressive tense - this describes what the subject ('you') is doing at the current time.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'They chopped down the oak tree to make room for the swimming pool.'
Not present tense - the verb 'chopped' is in past tense, indicating that the event has already occurred.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'Last summer, we camped in the Rocky Mountains.'
Not present tense - this describes a past action that took place last summer.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'Your father went to the store.'
Not present tense - though the timeline is not stated in the sentence, 'went' is in the past tense, indicating that this action has already occurred.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'All the celebrities smile and wave.'
Present tense - this describes what the celebrities are doing at the current time.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'My brother does not eat fish.'
Present tense - this describes the speaker's brother's current feelings about eating fish.
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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'Alex loves baseball.'
Present tense - this describes Alex's feelings about baseball at the current time.
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Clear writing requires that you pay special attention to the tense you use in your sentences. Tense refers to the time period about which you are speaking. If you are speaking about something that is occurring right now, you are using the present tense. If you are speaking about something that has already occurred, you are using the past tense. If you are speaking about things that may happen at a later time, you are using the future tense. Tense is created by using the past, present, or future forms of verbs.

This particular flashcard set reviews the present tense. 'I am typing my paper,' 'You are reading this paragraph,' and 'I like grammar, are all statements that describe situations at the current time, and they are therefore in present tense. Sometimes, the present tense can look like the past tense. Present perfect tense contains a helping verb ('have'/'had') with another verb to make a sentence like this: 'I have called her ten times already!' While this sentence uses the past tense verb 'called,' the overall context of the sentence describes a current situation. That means that this sentence is in the present perfect tense.

Use this flashcard set to practice identifying sentences that are written in the present tense.

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Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'Alex loves baseball.'
Present tense - this describes Alex's feelings about baseball at the current time.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'My brother does not eat fish.'
Present tense - this describes the speaker's brother's current feelings about eating fish.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'All the celebrities smile and wave.'
Present tense - this describes what the celebrities are doing at the current time.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'Your father went to the store.'
Not present tense - though the timeline is not stated in the sentence, 'went' is in the past tense, indicating that this action has already occurred.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'Last summer, we camped in the Rocky Mountains.'
Not present tense - this describes a past action that took place last summer.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'They chopped down the oak tree to make room for the swimming pool.'
Not present tense - the verb 'chopped' is in past tense, indicating that the event has already occurred.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'You are studying flashcards about verb tense.'
Present progressive tense - this describes what the subject ('you') is doing at the current time.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'I am driving to New York City.'
Present progressive tense - this describes what the subject ('I') is doing at the current time.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'She is dating Michael.'
Present progressive tense - this describes whom the subject ('She') is currently dating.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'The protesters were booed by the crowd.'
Not present tense - this describes what occurred to the protesters at a previous point in time.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'She was doing her homework when her mother called.'
Not present tense - this describes what occurred at a previous time when the subject's mother called.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'When I was jogging, I saw a herd of deer in my neighbor's yard.'
Not present tense - this describes what occurred during the subject's jog, which is complete.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'We have been married for twenty years.'
Present perfect tense - while the marriage may have happened twenty years ago, the state of the subject ('we') being married is still accurate at present.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'I have not finished my homework.'
Present perfect tense - this describes the subject's current status in completing his or her homework.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'Steve has had the flu for the past week.'
Present perfect tense - while Steve may have been sick for the past week, the sentence indicates that he is still currently sick.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'We had wanted to visit Yellowstone, but we ran out of time.'
Not present tense - this describes what occurred during a previous time.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'He had just left for work when I called.'
Not present tense - this describes a previous situation.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'He had just left for work when I called.'
Not present tense - this describes a previous situation.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'I baked cookies for the bake sale, which made the house smell amazing.'
Not present tense - this describes the status of the house after baking cookies for the bake sale.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'I will see you tomorrow after school!'
Not present tense - this describes what will occur in the future ('tomorrow after school').
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'They will provide lunch for all of us on Saturday.'
Not present tense - this describes what will occur on an upcoming Saturday.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'Will they invite them to the party?'
Not present tense - it is questioning a future possibility.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'He will be taking the bus to the library.'
Not present tense - it is discussing future travel plans.
Determine whether or not this sentence is stated in the present tense: 'On Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer, I will be babysitting for my neighbors.'
Not Present tense - it is discussing employment for the upcoming summer.

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