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Recognizing Basic Verb Tenses
(Ex # 2)

Directions: On the line after each sentence, write the tense of the verbs in it (past, present, or future).

1.  They will stand on their hind legs and march up and down before the door 

of the camp. _______________

2. The bears are surprised by the noise of the crashing tin plates. _______________

3. The cook gives Snuff and Ruff two plates to take to the strangers. _______________

4. The twins were bringing out the plates and pretending to take orders. _______________

5. The boy will make them little white caps and short white aprons. _______________

6. The guests can see the funny, sober faces of the twins. _______________

7. They saw a hairy paw and found a bear's head close to their own. _______________

8. The bears will carry stick guns and wear paper soldier caps. _______________

9. The strangers are begging to have Snuff and Ruff wait on table again. _______________

10. They had been found asleep and alone at the foot of a small fir tree on 

the banks of the Sacramento River. _______________