How to change verbs into present tense

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How to change verbs into present tense
Verbs are used as action words. (action image by NL shop from Fotolia.com)

A verb is any type of action, such as "walk" or "eat." There are a variety of verbs, including past tense verbs, or actions that already happened; present tense verbs, or actions currently happening; and future tense verbs, or actions that haven't happened yet. Helping verbs connect to other verbs to change a present tense verb into a past tense or future tense verb. You can remove the helping verse to change a verb's tense.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove "ed" from the past tense of regular verbs, such as "walked," "laughed," "jumped" and "relaxed," to turn them into present tense verbs. To change irregular verbs, which do not end with an "ed," use the present tense of the verb, such as "do" instead of "did" or "drive" instead of "drove."

  2. 2

    Replace "was" with "is" in past tense helping verbs, such as "was eating," to change the tense. The present tense now reads, "is eating."

  3. 3

    Replace "will" with "is" in future tense helping verbs, such as "will pack." Add "ing" to the end of the main verb to make the present tense read, "is packing."

  4. 4

    Remove a helping verb from the main verb to turn a verb into present tense. For example, "was eating" changes to "eating" and "will eat" changes to "eat."

  5. 5

    Replace "had" in a past participle verb -- where an action already occurred -- such as "had run" with "is" to change it into present tense. Add "ing" to the main verb, "run," so it now reads, "is running."

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