English Grammar Worksheet For Classes 9 and 10 | Gap Fills

This English grammar exercise tests your understanding of grammar structures and sentence patterns. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word or phrase.

Class 10 English grammar worksheets

1. The peasant told the youth that the weather ………………………………… and the way was long.

a) was stormy
b) had been stormy
c) has been stormy

2. The only inhabitants of the village said that they …………………………… anyone cross the hills in deep snow.

a) had never known
b) never knew
c) had never been known

3. The pickpocket confessed that he …………………………… the man’s pocket.

a) had been picked
b) has picked
c) has been picked
d) had picked

4. He was so tired that he ……………………………… barely stand.

a) would
b) should
c) could
d) might

5. If you had asked me I ……………………………. you with pleasure.

a) would help
b) would have helped
c) had helped
d) would have been helped

6. I was going to have meals when they ……………………….. me.

a) had called
b) called
c) were called
d) were calling

7. No one could explain how the prisoner ………………………… from the prison.

a) had escaped
b) has escaped
c) had been escaped
d) was escaped

8. This passage is so difficult that I ……………………………. it.

a) am not comprehending
b) could not comprehend
c) was not comprehending
d) can’t comprehend

9. The teacher asked the boys whether they …………………………… the sums.

a) had solved
b) were solved
c) solve
d) have solved

10. Although they ……………………………., they did not lose heart.

a) were defeated
b) have been defeated
c) have defeated
d) had defeated

11. He said that he ………………………………. believe it even if he saw it with his own eyes.

a) will not
b) could not
c) had not
d) would not

12. A great city once stood where the village of Rajgir now ……………………………

a) lies
b) had lied
c) lying
d) lied

13. The sage …………………………….. his disciplines not to blame others for their failures.

a) enjoined upon
b) enjoined to
c) enjoined with
d) enjoined

14. The girl requested that she …………………………… to have another helping of the pudding.

a) should be allowed
b) could be allowed
c) would be allowed
d) was allowed

15. My pen ……………………….. by somebody yesterday.

a) was stolen
b) has stolen
c) had stolen
d) was stealing

16. That politics is a dirty game ……………………………. by many people.

a) is now being believed
b) has now believed
c) was now being believing
d) is now believed

17. The father expressed his desire that his son …………………………. a doctor.

a) should become
b) had become
c) become
d) became

18. Since the doctors couldn’t move him to a hospital, he ………………………….. at home.

a) has operated upon
b) was operated upon
c) had operated upon
d) operated upon

19. Unauthorized settlements in many parts of the city ………………………………..

a) have been demolished
b) had demolished
c) was demolished
d) have demolished

20. Had you finished your homework in time, you ……………………………… to go home.

a) would have been allowed
b) had been allowed
c) were allowed
d) would be allowed

21. When you reach his house, he …………………………… for you for two hours.

a) will have been
b) would be
c) would have been
d) will be waiting

21. Deepak …………………………….. to join the medical college, but he failed to get admission.

a) had wanted
b) was wanting
c) would want
d) has wanted

22. The finance minister has announced an …………………………… wage increase.

a) across-the-horde
b) over-the-board
c) over-the-table
d) across-the-board

23. A grammar rule, …………………………., is useless unless it can be understood.

a) however true
b) whether true
c) if true
d) unless true

24. It was a long time before she ……………………….. used to working with old people.

a) she was completely
b) she had completely
c) she is completely
d) completely

25. …………………………… that she had three small children, the judge sent her to prison.

a) despite of the fact
b) in spite of the fact
c) in spite of

Answers

1. was stormy
2. had never known
3. had picked
4. could
5. would have helped
6. called
7. had escaped
8. can’t comprehend
9. had solved
10. were defeated
11. would not
12. lies
13. enjoined upon
14. should be allowed
15. was stolen
16. is now believed
17. should become
18. was operated upon
19. have been demolished
20. would have been allowed
21. had wanted
22. across-the-board
23. however true
24. she was completely
25. in spite of the fact

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