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2.5 Verbs: Time (Tense)

Application 10
Instructions

In each sentence below, notice the words at the end that give you clues about the time of the actin. Type them into the first box. Then concentrate on the section of the sentence that comes before the phrase "in the shower" and the adverb "beautifully": select the word or words that give you a clue about the time in that part of the sentence, and type it into the second box. All your second boxes will contain verbs.

Example: I sing beautifully in the shower every day.
Time clue: every day
Verb clue: sing

1. I sang beautifully in the shower once upon a time.
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2. I will sing beautifully in the shower after the game.
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3. I am singing beautifully in the shower right now.
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4. I was singing beautifully in the shower this morning.
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5. I will be singing beautifully in the shower until midnight.
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6. I have sung beautifully in the shower all my life.
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7. I had sung beautifully in the shower for hours before breakfast.
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8. I will have sung beautifully in the shower for hours by that time.
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TIP: Verbs show time. Review the words in the verb clue boxes above. They show the time changes built into the verb "to sing." Notice that the verb is sometimes a single word and sometimes a verb string. These forms showing different times are often called tenses.

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