Speak in the Past Tense: Verb List 8

To practice speaking in the past tense, use these questions as a starting point. Answer the question and continue speaking to tell a story or elaborate on your answer.

* With these -ed ending words, there may be words that end with a D” sound because of the “b, g, l, m, n, r, w, v, y, a, e, i, o, u” before the “-ed.” There may also be words that end with a “T” sound because c/k, f (gh or ph), j, (dge),p, s, z, sh, ch before the “-ed,”….or may end with the regular “-ed” sound because there is a “d or t” before the “-ed.”

decidedName something decided on as an adult.
diminishedDescribe a time when you felt your feelings were diminished.
describedHow do you think you would be described by your coworkers
declinedWhen was the last time you declined an offer?
developedWhat book do you wish was developed into a movie?
diagnosedWhen was the last time you diagnosed an issue at work?
discoveredWhat is something new you discovered about yourself during quarantine?
deliveredDescribe the best food you ever had delivered to your home.
designedWhat is something you wish you had designed?
detereminedWhat do you think makes someone determined?
dialedWho was the last person you dialed on the phone?
directedHow comfortable are you when questions are directed toward you?
demandedDescribe the last time you demanded something.
draftedDescribe a document you drafted. How were you able to improve it, so it was ready to be sent?
deservedDescribe when you felt you deserved something but didn’t get it.

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