Irregular past tense verbs and question formation in the past tense

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This 6 page English as a second or foreign language handout and worksheet presents Irregular past tense verbs. It has fill in the blank practice exercises and a grammar game.

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Irregular Past Tense Verbs And Question Formation In The Past Tense
Some English verbs have irregular past tense forms. For example, the past tense form of
eat
is
ate
.
This is the past tense of is conjugation of
eat
:
I ate
You ate
He ate
She ate
We ate
They ate
Tim, Rita, and Joe
ate
hamburgers for lunch yesterday.
The past tense forms of these verbs are irregular.
break - broke
bring
brought
buy
bought
catch
caught
come
came
do
did
drink
drank
drive - drove
fly - flew
get
got
go
went
have
had
hear - heard
meet - met
pay -paid
put
put
ride - rode
run - ran
see
saw
send - sent
sleep
slept
stand
stood
think
thought
write
wrote
The information and practice exercises on pages 1-3 will prepare you to play the grammar game on pages 4-6.
Write the past tense form of the verb in the blank.
Example: Melinda
__came__
(come) home at 5:00 yesterday afternoon.
1.
Julianne _______________ (see) a movie
Saturday afternoon.
2.
We _______________ (do) the laundry this
morning.
3.
Mia _______________ (sleep) for 9 hours
last night.
4.
Joe _______________ (eat) a hamburger for
lunch.
5.
Mark _______________ (stand) in line at the
post office for 30 minutes this morning.
6.
Lisa _______________ (get) up at 7:30 this
morning.
7.
Linda _______________ (write) in her
journal every day last month.
8.
Barry _______________ (go) downtown last
week.
9.
Nick _______________ (bring) his dictionary
to class yesterday.
10.
Annette _______________ (have) supper at
6:00 yesterday.
11.
Marie _______________ (buy) new clothes
last week.
12.
Josh _______________ (put) his coat in the
closet.
13.
Frank _______________ (catch) a fish at the
lake.
14.
Ben and Yolanda _______________ (think)
about their family this morning.
15.
Charlie _______________ (run) a marathon
in October.
16.
Harry _______________ (drink) 5 cups of
coffee this morning.
17.
Stanley _______________ (drive) to the
beach last summer.
18.
Deborah _______________ (ride) her bicycle
in the park on Sunday.
19.
David _______________ (fly) to Chicago last
week.
20.
Jordan ________________ (send) his mother
a birthday present.
21.
We _______________ (hear) a baby cry this
morning.
22.
I ________________ (pay) the rent on the
first of May.
23.
I _______________ (break) my arm two
years ago.
24.
She_______________(drink) tea this morning.
25.
Bill _______________ (meet) his best friend
at school.