General grammar exercise (intermediate level)

Complete the following sentences

1. The two teenagers who ……………….. cocaine into the town …………………….

a) smuggled, are arrested
b) smuggling, have been arrested
c) smuggled, have been arrested

2. After getting on the bus, we ………………….. that we ………………….. the wrong one.

a) discovered, boarded
b) discovered, had boarded
c) had discovered, boarded
d) have discovered, have boarded

3. I asked him what he …………………….

a) had done
b) did
c) has done
d) is done

4. Why ………………. you ………………. him?

a) did, had beaten
b) do, beaten
c) did, beat
d) had, beaten

5. The battle of Haldighati ……………….. in the 16th century.

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

6. ……………….. in the Battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap ………………….. into the jungle.

a) Defeated, was escaped
b) Having defeated, escaped
c) Having been defeated, escaped
d) Defeating, escaped

7. Many people …………………. in the riots.

a) were killed
b) was killed
c) killed
d) had killed

8. A number of soldiers …………………. in the battle and many more ………………….. prisoners.

a) were killed, were taken
b) have killed, have taken
c) had killed, had taken
d) was killed, was taken

9. The entire world ……………….. by the news of the assassination of Kennedy.

a) was shocked

b) is shocked
c) have shocked
d) had shocked

10. Last week civic authorities ………………… unauthorized settlements in many parts of the country.

a) demolished
b) were demolished
c) was demolished
d) have demolished

Answers

1. The two teenagers who smuggled cocaine into the town have been arrested.

2. After getting on the bus, we discovered that we had boarded the wrong one.

3. I asked him what he had done.

4. Why did you beat him?

5. The battle of Haldighati was fought in the 16th century.

6. Having been defeated in the Battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap escaped into the jungle.

7. Many people were killed in the riots.

8. A number of soldiers were killed in the battle and many more were taken prisoners.

9. The entire world was shocked by the news of the assassination of Kennedy.

10. Last week civic authorities demolished unauthorized settlements in many parts of the country.

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