Language Arts

Underline the verb or verb phrase in each sentence. Then identify the principle part used to form the verb.
1. I write a column for the school newspaper. -underline write and this is present
2. Gary waited half an hour for the bus. -underline waited and this is past
3.Karen is visiting her relatives in Iowa. -underline is visiting and this is present participle
4. Are you listening to the explanation.?-underline listening and this is present
5. The speaker had paused for a moment. -underline had paused and this is past participle

Please review the above and let me know if there are any mistakes or errors

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  1. In 3 and 5, "visiting" and "paused" are the participles, not "is" or "had". "is" is present tense, "had" is past tense. You have correctly identified the phrases. The others are correct.

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