ESL Grammar Exercises

Introduction to Present Tense

(add -s/-es to verbs)

 
This ESL grammar worksheet introduces students to the correct way to add -s or -es to verbs. Students must then rewrite several present tense sentences, correcting the errors contained within.

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Present Tense (2)

 

*When you add –s to a word that ends in consonant-y (cry, fly), you have to change the –y to –i and add –es.

· Wrong: flys (x)

· Right: flies

 

 

I

You

We

They

 

like to play

eat pizza

watch movies

sleep late

every day.

sometimes.

every Tuesday.

on the weekends.

He

She

It

likes to play

wants to practice piano

cries

every morning.

after school.

at night.

 

 

 

 

Fix the mistakes in the following sentences:

 

 

1. The bird flys in the sky.

 

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2. The birds flies in the sky.

 

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3. My sister want to play basketball in the afternoon.

 

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4. My father read the newspaper while he eat pizza.

 

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