Present tense means
happening right
now!

 



 

 

A "now" verb can have more than one form.
Look at the chart below.



 

 

Basic Form Basic Form plus s
run runs
hit hits
look looks

 

I bet you're asking yourself,
"How do I know which
verb form to use?"

 


 

 

It's really quite simple!

The basic form is used when the verb tells
     about
more than one person, place, or thing.
 

Example

The horses run in the race.



 

The basic form plus s is used when a verb tells
     about
one person, place, or thing.

Example

The horse runs in the race.

 



 

 

Hold onto your hat!!!
Here's another way the spelling of the

basic form
of a present tense verb can change!

 



 

 
When the basic form ends with a consonant
   plus
y, change the y to an i, then add es.

Example



 

              The children study for the test. 

                  The child studies for the test.



 

Important Points

* Use the basic form when the verb tells about more than one
    person, place, or thing.
* Use the basic form plus s when the verb tells about one person,
    place, or thing.
* When the basic form ends with a consonant plus y, change the y
  to an i
, then add es.

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