Past and Present Tense Worksheet

Definition of Past and Present Tense

The past tense is defined as the tense that is used to speak about the events that have already happened, also while speaking about hypotheses.

Example: Mary worked at McDonald’s. She had worked there since July.

The present tense is used to talk about the current events and also about future events.

Example: Mary works at McDonald’s.

Formulating Past and Present Tense

The past tense is formulated by adding “-ed” at the end of the word. For words that end with “-e”, “-d” is added at the end.

Example: He worked at Karachi Bakery.

The present tense is formulated by adding “-s” or “-es” at the end of a word.

Example: He likes Pastries.

Different Types of Past and Present Tense

The different types of past tense are:

  • Simple Past Tense: This speaks mainly about the events that have already happened.
  • Past Continuous Tense: This is used for the events that have started in the past and are still happening.
  • Past Perfect Tense: This is for the event that has happened in the past, even before another event happened.
  • Past Perfect Continuous Tense: This tense describes the events that were happening in the past until another event happened in the past.

The different types of present tense are:

  • Simple present tense: This tense is used to talk about the events that happen in the present, and those happen regularly.
  • Present continuous tense: This tense is used for the actions that happen in the present time and is ongoing.
  • Present perfect tense: This tense speaks about the events that have started in the past but continue to happen in the present irrespective of time.
  • Present perfect continuous tense: This tense is used for the events that continue to happen in the present.

Difference between Past and Present Tense

Present

Past

Definition

Speaks about current events

Speaks about past events

Emphasis

Describes about the present and ongoing events

Describes about the past events that are happening currently.

Uses

Daily life can be best explained using this tense

Past experiences can be shared through this tense

Example

I like coffee

I watched a movie yesterday

The past and present tense worksheets mainly focus on the usage of these tenses in the spaces provided in various sentences. In these exercises, children learn more about correct sentence formation by understanding the event that happened in the sentence.

The image below provides various sentences which have spaces that need to be filled with words using appropriate sentences.

BYJU’S provides the past and present tense worksheet with various modules for better understanding to children. The worksheets are present in both digital and printable formats.

Frequently Asked Questions on Past and Present Tense Worksheet

Can past and present tense be in the same sentence?

A sentence can have a past verb and a present verb in one sentence. But the tense remains one. For example, “He has been working all day.” Here, been is a past verb, and working is present. However, the tense remains one, i.e., past tense.

What is the importance of the present tense?

Using the right tense is important since it aids in preventing misunderstandings. The present tense is used for actions that are happening now, or that include what is happening now.

Why is the past tense important?

The past tense is important. It always speaks about history. Personal experiences can be shared by using this tense while having a conversation with others. In academics, the subject “history” uses everything in the past tense.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

*