Purple Level

Lesson Eleven


come / came / come / coming

The verb "come" is similar to "go." However, use "come" when you want someone or something to go to the location where you are speaking.


1. Please come home.

a house

2. A lot of people came to the party last night.

They came over at about 7:00 and stayed until two in the morning.

people at a party

3. The sun came up at about 6:00 a.m. this morning.

What time does it come up where you live?


4. A big snowstorm is coming from the north.


5. This puppy still hasn’t learned how to come.

Most dogs come when you call them.


6. These children have been coming to this park since they were babies.


7. The Pilgrims came to America in 1620. Since their arrival, people from all over the world have been coming here.

present tense: come / comes
past tense: came
future: will come
present continuous: am / is / are coming
past continuous: was / were coming
future continuous: will be coming
present perfect: has / have come
past perfect: had come
future perfect: will have come
present perfect continuous: has/have been coming
past perfect continuous: had been coming
future perfect continuous: will have been coming
modal verbs: ______ come
past tense modal: ______ have come
infinitive: to come
gerund: coming
passive: no

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Next: Lesson Twelve

the verb "need"