ESL Grammar Exercises

Present Tense

(add -s/-es to verbs)

 
In this ESL grammar exercise, students must add -s or -es to several common verbs.

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Present Tense (3)

 

*When you add –s to a word that ends in s, sh, ch, x, or z (buzz, miss, catch), you add –es.

 

· Wrong: washs (x)

· Right: washes

 

I wish

You catch

They miss

We tax

I sketch

He wishes

She catches

It misses

He taxes

She sketches

 

 

Add –s or –es to the verbs below.

Don’t forget: If a word ends in consonant-y, you must change the y to i before adding –es!

 

 

wash__________

try__________

fax__________

ply__________

apply__________

pray__________

win__________

splash__________

pitch__________

borrow__________

cry__________

fetch__________

hiss__________

watch__________

 

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