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Recognizing Basic Verb Tenses
(Ex # 5)
Directions: On the line after each sentence, write the tense of the verbs in it (past, present, or future).

1. A bee is humming about the flowers on the window sill. _______________

2. On the clean kitchen floor two little children were playing happily in the sunshine. _______________

3. Mrs. Bradley will be very busy at work in her great kitchen. _______________

4. The potatoes are boiling in the kettle over the open fire. _______________

5. Then he dropped on his hands and knees and began creeping toward the house. _______________

6. Mrs. Bradley is humming a little song and preparing the dinner. _______________

7. The warm sun will stream in through the open windows. _______________

8. In each little village a blockhouse had been built. _______________

9. To this blockhouse all the people will flee in time of trouble. _______________

10. Then her eye caught sight of two huge brass kettles upside down in front of the fireplace. _______________