This chapter delves more deeply into verb tenses. Correct spelling of the various tenses and proper understanding of irregular verbs is emphasized. Confusing verbs such as lie/lay and sit/set are also reviewed. 

What you can expect to learn

  • Distinguish among present-, past-, and future-tense verbs.
  • Write all verb tenses correctly in sentences.
  • Identify proper agreement.
  • Learn spelling rules as they apply to the formation of all the verb tenses.
  • Locate changes in verb tense within a paragraph or group of sentences.
  • Change present-tense verbs to past-tense verbs.
  • Learn proper forms for the tenses of irregular verbs.
  • Distinguish the proper use of confusing verb sets.
Activity List