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Yr3 homework help. Past tense present tense....

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OhWellNeverMind Sun 28-Sep-08 11:26:36

I know this should be obvious.

Past tense - Looked
Present tense - Looking

But what is Look? Is that present too?

MrsBadger Sun 28-Sep-08 11:28:20

Looking is present continuous (I am looking at a book.)

Look is simple present (I look at a book.)

edam Sun 28-Sep-08 11:29:00

Depends on the sentence. Could be a noun: "The mother gave the boy The Look."

Dunno about: "Look here!" though. Is that the imperative?

MrsBadger Sun 28-Sep-08 11:34:51

yes, 'Look at the book!' is imperative

OhWellNeverMind Sun 28-Sep-08 11:51:02

So if they have to write the present tense of looked - Look and looking would both be correct?

edam Sun 28-Sep-08 11:52:22

I am looking/ I look is present.

MrsBadger Sun 28-Sep-08 11:52:57

I would say Look

OhWellNeverMind Sun 28-Sep-08 11:56:27

They are not wrting teh sentence.

They have to look for past (or present) tense verbs in their reading books. Write it down and then write the present (or past) equivalent.

They don't have to actually write a sentence to put it into context.

But both are fundamentally correct if they are literally writing hte word in isolation?

MrsBadger Sun 28-Sep-08 12:03:51

nope, only Look

present-continuous verbs need a form of 'be' with them, because you can't say 'I looking' 'She looking', you have to say 'I am looking'.

OhWellNeverMind Sun 28-Sep-08 12:11:51

Ooops.....she has done mostly teh "ing" version of the words.

although to be fair many of the words were in the book as "ing" words anyway -

we also got stumpt with "Went", which is obviously past tense. What is present. We did "go" but am not sure this is right.

VictorianSqualor Sun 28-Sep-08 12:22:18

Yes, it is 'go'
I go, I went, I have gone

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