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Year 2 Present Progressive Tense SPaG Worksheets

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This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using the present progressive tense in Year 2. It is divided into five sections: understand, challenge, test, explain and apply.

Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Rewrite the words adding the suffix -ing so that they are in the present progressive tense, then add the correct word from ‘am’, ‘are’ or ‘is’ before the verb to complete the sentences
  • Challenge
    Write a sentence for each of the present progressive verbs to show that the action is happening now
  • Test
    Tick the sentences that show what the chimpanzees are doing now, and write one verb in each sentence to complete it
  • Explain
    Write a sentence for each of these versions of the progressive verb
  • Apply
    Write a description of the image provided in the present tense

What is tense?

The tense shows when the action in a piece of writing is taking place.

  • The past tense is about things that have already happened.
  • The present tense is about things that are happening now.
  • The future tense is about things that are yet to happen.

What is present tense?

The simple present tense can also show things that usually happen or are generally true. Examples of the simple present tense include she works, he writes, the sun rises.

The present progressive tense is about things that are still going on now. Examples of the present progressive tense include she is working, he is writing, the sun is rising.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Learn how to use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

Use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense

Evaluate and edit by ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing

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