Complete The News Story | English Grammar Worksheet For Classes 9 and 10

Complete the following news stories with appropriate verb forms.

Class 10 English grammar worksheet | News headlines

Scientists ………………….. (discovered / have discovered / had discovered) the most complete mummified dinosaur ever. The fossilized duck-billed hadrosaur ………………….. (is / has / was) so well preserved that scientists …………………. (has / have / had) been able to calculate its muscle mass. Unlike the collections of bones ………………… (find / finding / found) in museums, this hadrosaur ……………….. (came / come / had come) complete with skin, ligaments, tendons and possibly some internal organs. Researchers, however, …………………. (ruled / have ruled / had ruled) out the possibility of recovering its DNA.

Solution

Scientists have discovered the most complete mummified dinosaur ever. The fossilized duck-billed hadrosaur is so well preserved that scientists have been able to calculate its muscle mass. Unlike the collections of bones found in museums, this hadrosaur came complete with skin, ligaments, tendons and possibly some internal organs. Researchers, however, have ruled out the possibility of recovering its DNA.

News story 2

A teaspoon of honey before bed ……………….. (seems / has seemed / seemed) to calm children’s coughs and ………………. (help / helps / helped) them sleep better, a new study ………………. (revealed / has revealed / had revealed). The folk remedy ………………… (did / has done / had done) better than cough medicine or no treatment in a three-way comparison. Honey may work by coating and soothing an irritated throat. The researchers, however, …………………. (said / has said / had said) that honey should not be given to children less than a year old because of a rare but serious risk of botulism.

Solution

A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children’s coughs and help them sleep better, a new study has revealed. The folk remedy did better than cough medicine or no treatment in a three-way comparison. Honey may work by coating and soothing an irritated throat. The researchers, however, said that honey should not be given to children less than a year old because of a rare but serious risk of botulism.

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