English Grammar Worksheets For Classes 9 And 10 CBSE | Tenses

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb. This grammar exercise tests your ability to use various tense forms correctly. You can find more tenses exercises here.

English Grammar Exercises

1. She ——————– the railway station before the train came.

a) had reached
b) has reached
c) reached
d) was reached

2. His uncle does not ——————— here.

a) live
b) lives
c) living
d) lived

3. Peter ————————- editing this magazine for twenty five years by next January.

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

4. Peter ——————— two wickets before rain interrupted play.

a) took
b) has taken
c) had taken
d) had took

5. I ———————– him twice before he left for New York.

a) saw
b) have seen
c) had seen
d) seen

6. Edison —————————- newspapers before he became a famous inventor.

a) sold
b) had sold
c) was selling
d) had been selling

7. In my youth I ————————- exercise every day.

a) had taken
b) took
c) was taking
d) had been taking

8. She ——————— for Delhi this evening.

a) is leaving
b) was leaving
c) have been leaving
d) had left

9. Heat ———————- bodies.

a) expanded
b) would expand
c) expands
d) is expanding

10. We ————————— living here since 1990.

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

11. We ————————- here for ten years now.

a) lived
b) have lived
c) had lived
d) were living

12. Did you ——————- him?

a) seen
b) see
c) saw
d) were seeing

13. Nobody will ever ———————– what happened to her.

a) know
b) knew
c) had known
d) be knowing

14. I could ———————– her if I wanted to.

a) have married
b) marry
c) married
d) be marrying

15. Does she ———————- what she is doing?

a) knows
b) know
c) knew
d) had known

Answers

1. had reached
2. live
3. will have been
4. had taken
5. had seen
6. sold (= used to sell)
7. took (= used to take)
8. is leaving
9. expands
10. have been
11. have lived
12. see
13. know
14. have married
15. know

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