Complete The News Stories | Class 10 English Grammar Worksheets

Complete the given news stories by filling in the blanks. This English grammar worksheet is meant for students of classes 9 and 10 CBSE.

Scientists ………1………….. the first close-up image of a Sun-like star beyond the solar system. The image of Altair, one of the brightest stars in the night sky, ………2………. in California by an international team of researchers. Altair …….3……. a million times further away than the sun. It is twice the size of the sun.

  1. a) captured; b) are capturing; c) have captured; d) had captured
  2. a) caputured; b) has captured; c) was captured; d) is captured
  3. a) is; b) was; c) has been; d) has

Solution

Scientists have captured the first close-up image of a Sun-like star beyond the solar system. The image of Altair, one of the brightest stars in the night sky, was captured in California by an international team of researchers. Altair is a million times further away than the sun. It is twice the size of the sun.

Grammar Worksheet 2

Gliese 581 C, the rocky planet …….1…….. to be able to support life is too hot for water, researchers have said. Gliese 581 C ……..2……… in April this year. It is about 50% ……..3……. than earth and about five times more massive. Of the more than 200 extra solar planets …….4……… since 1995, Gliese 581 C was the first planet to be found within the habitable zone of its star. But new computer simulation of the climate on the planet ……..5………. that Gliese 581 C is a faraway Venus where carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere ……..6……… a greenhouse effect that ………7…….. the planet well above 100 degrees Celsius.

  1. a) thinking; b) thought; c) think; d) is thought
  2. a) was discovering; b) was discovered; c) discovered; d) had discovered
  3. a) big; b) bigger; c) biggest; d) the biggest
  4. a) discovering; b) discovered; c) discovers; d) had discovered
  5. a) suggest; b) suggests; c) suggesting; d) have suggested
  6. a) create; b) created; c) is creating; d) has created
  7. a) warm; b) warms; c) is warming; d) has warmed

Solution

Gliese 581 C, the rocky planet thought to be able to support life is too hot for water, researchers have said. Gliese 581 C was discovered in April this year. It is about 50% bigger than earth and about five times more massive. Of the more than 200 extra solar planets discovered since 1995, Gliese 581 C was the first planet to be found within the habitable zone of its star. But new computer simulation of the climate on the planet suggests that Gliese 581 C is a faraway Venus where carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere create a greenhouse effect that warms the planet well above 100 degrees Celsius.

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