Narrative Tense and POV

 

Present to Past

In this lesson, you will practice changing a present-tense narrative into a past-tense narrative. Start by reading the following passage. Notice all the present tense verbs.


Hank is a cowboy. He lives on a farm. He has a horse named Ginger. Hank loves Ginger. He rides Ginger every day. Sometimes they walk slowly, and sometimes they run fast. They always have a good time.

Ginger is Hank's horse. She is light brown. Her tail and mane are dark brown. She is three years old. She lives in the stable by the house.

Ginger waits for Hank every morning. She enjoys their time together. Often, Hank gives her apples. After long rides, Hank always washes and brushes Ginger. He usually brushes her tail. Then he gives her food and fresh water. Ginger loves Hank.

Lesson Steps

  1. Open your writing portfolio.
    • Level 13
      • Present to Past
  2. Change the main verbs from present tense to past tense. You don't have to write anything new; the purpose of this lesson is simply to give you some practice changing a present-tense narrative into a past-tense narrative.
  3. When you are finished, return to this page to take the quiz.

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.

Quiz