Recognizing & Correcting Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Tense: Lesson for Kids


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Which of these sentences contains an inappropriate shift in verb tense?

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Which verb in this sentence needs to be changed?

Detective Marla ran down to the corner, looked both ways, and sees someone in a mask.

2. What's the tense of a verb?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set helps you be sure you understand how to recognize verb tenses. You will need to decide whether or not a verb is being used correctly in a sentence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see what you know about:

  • The tense of a verb
  • Inappropriate verb shifts in a sentence
  • How to correctly choose a verb tense for a sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use what you learned to solve verb tense practice problems
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main concepts, such as the tense of a verb
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about whether verb in a sentence is being used correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more about English verbs by reading or watching the lesson titled Recognizing & Correcting Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Tense: Lesson for Kids. This lesson will cover topics like:

  • Present tense
  • Past tense
  • Future tense
  • Methods to use when evaluating a verb's tense