Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Use Verbs to Convey a Sense of Past, Present, and Future: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.E

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Example Question #61 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fill in the blank. 

Yesterday I __________ to school. 

Possible Answers:

walked

will walk

walking 

walks

Correct answer:

walked

Explanation:

This sentence is past tense because it's talking about something that happened yesterday. 

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb. The verb from the answer choices is "walk", so the correct answer is "walked". 

Yesterday I walked to school. 

Example Question #62 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fill in the blank. 

Tomorrow I __________ to school. 

Possible Answers:

walk

walking 

walked 

will walk

Correct answer:

will walk

Explanation:

This sentence is about something that is going to happen in the future. We know this because of the word "tomorrow". 

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. The verb from the answer choices is "walk", so the correct answer is "will walk". 

Tomorrow I will walk to school. 

Example Question #63 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fill in the blank. 

Today I __________ to school. 

Possible Answers:

walks

will walk

walk

walking 

Correct answer:

walk

Explanation:

This sentence is talking about something that is taking place right now. This is a present tense sentence.   

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it. The verb from the answer choices is "walk", so the correct answer is "walk". 

Today I walk to school. 

Example Question #64 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fill in the blank. 

Yesterday I _____________ to my grandma on the phone. 

Possible Answers:

talked

will talk

talk

talks

Correct answer:

talked

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is past tense because it's talking about something that happened yesterday. 

Example Question #65 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fill in the blank.

Yesterday it _____________ all day long. 

Possible Answers:

rain

rained

will rain

rains

Correct answer:

rained

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

 

This sentence is past tense because it's talking about something that happened yesterday. 

Example Question #66 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fill in the blank.

Tomorrow we ______________ to the movies. 

Possible Answers:

will go

go

going

goes 

Correct answer:

will go

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is about something that is going to happen in the future. We know this because of the word "tomorrow". 

Example Question #67 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fill in the blank. 

Tomorrow I __________ in gym class. 

Possible Answers:

runs 

run

will run

running

Correct answer:

will run

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is about something that is going to happen in the future. We know this because of the word "tomorrow". 

Example Question #8 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank. 

Today I _________ to art class. 

Possible Answers:

going 

go

goes

Correct answer:

go

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is talking about something that is taking place right now. This is a present tense sentence.

Example Question #9 : Use Verbs To Convey A Sense Of Past, Present, And Future: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.E

Fill in the blank.

Today I __________ my dad. 

Possible Answers:

calls

call

called

calling

Correct answer:

call

Explanation:

When a sentence is past tense, we add -ed to the verb

When a sentence tells about the future, we add "will" before the verb. 

When a sentence is in present tense, the verb normally has no ending added to it.

This sentence is talking about something that is taking place right now. This is a present tense sentence.

Example Question #71 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fill in the blank. 

Yesterday, Kate __________ home from school. 

Possible Answers:

walks

walked 

walking 

walk

Correct answer:

walked 

Explanation:

This sentence is past tense because it starts by saying "yesterday". Given the choices, we are looking for the past tense form of "walk". When we make a verb past tense, we add "ed" to the end of the word. This means that "walked" is the correct answer. 

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