These English grammar worksheets provide a variety of practice exercises. They go over verb tenses, sentence structures, parts of speech, and common errors.
Most practice is in context, using conversations or short paragraphs rather than bare lists to learn. Worksheet packets also include games to learn and review the more difficult structures. (Teachers: see also Printable ESL Classroom Games.)
The individual English grammar worksheets on this page are all free. You can view and print them online, or you can download them as pdfs.
The past tense packet offers many more worksheets as well as game suggestions and materials.
You will need Adobe or another pdf reader to download these pdfs. If you do not have Adobe Reader you can download it, free, here.
See also Games to Practice the Past Tense in Printable ESL Classroom Games. It has more memory games (besides the two in the packet below.) It also has sentence scrambles and other ways to play with irregular past tense verbs in English.
This 18-page packet (30 pages with answer keys +) provides several ways to practice the past tense of regular and common irregular verbs.
Much of the practice is in context (conversations or reading.)
Most of the worksheets are simple enough for students to use on their own for homework or extra practice. (You could also give to early finishers or save some for a sub.)
Most games are for the whole class. The memory cards would also work in a center, for a few early finishers or even as a solitaire activity.
There are worksheets and game ideas to for regular and irregular verbs in the simple and continuous past tenses. Practice over 50 common irregular verbs in sentences and as gap-fills in longer text. Most are used at least three or four times.
You can see reviews of these verb worksheets by other teachers on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Download the Past Tense Verb Worksheets packet now for $7.00 by clicking the buttons below.
This is like the classroom worksheet packet above, but for individual rather than class practice. (It's 27 rather than 30 pages.)
These worksheets can help you review and practice the past tense in English. The later ones build on skills practiced in the earlier ones.
Review regular past tense verbs. Then practice each of the fifty or so most common irregular verbs in English on several different worksheets.
(They start with twenty really important irregulars and then add more, a few per worksheet. The two gap-fill exercises at the end practice most of them, as well as some regular verbs, in context.)
Most worksheets are short, so you can practice 15 or 20 minutes at a time when you have a few minutes.
This packet also includes instructions and 32 cards to make two memory games. They practice 16 important irregular verbs. The game can be played alone—trying to beat your previous speed-- or with friends. It’s an entertaining (almost addictive) way to review these common irregular verbs.
You can download this personal study packet on past tense verbs for $5.50 by clicking the button below.
This is a shorter, less expensive individual-study worksheet packet.
It's the Practice Past Tense Verbs Worksheets without the memory game cards or the full-page regular past review.
It includes all the other irregular verb practice:
• The Past Tense of ‘To Be’ & the Past Continuous Tense (Quick Review)
• 20 Very Common Irregular Past Tense Verbs (practice in sentences- page 3)
• More Simple Past Tense Questions and Answers (page 4)
• ‘-Aught’ and ‘-Ought’ Past Tense Verbs (practice: bring, buy, catch, fight, teach, think- page 5)
• Verbs that Don’t Change from Present to Past (with accidents practice- page 6)
• 20 More Common Irregular Verbs (with practice- page 7)
• Review Irregular Verbs: American History Gap-fill Exercise (pages 8-9)
• Review the Top 50 Irregular Verbs with Stories: Marie and Jim (pages 10-11)
• Answers (pages 12-18.)
You can download it for $4.00 by clicking the button below.
Again, you can practice much of this (and more that I don’t yet have in pdfs) at Grammar Practice.
If you're preparing for a big test like the IELTS or TOEFL and need to practice your writing, see English Essay Writing Practice.