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Past tense

Recounts are written in the past tense because you're writing about something that has already happened.

Lots of verbs change when you write them in the past tense. Adding 'ed' to the end of many verbs makes them past tense. In others, just a few vowels in the verb change.

For example:

"I placed the ball on the penalty spot and took a deep breath. As I walked back to edge of the box and turned around, I could see that the goalkeeper looked nervous. I knew this was my last chance to score before the final whistle blew."

A boy about to kick a penalty.

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