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Reported speech | Rules for changing tenses

If the reporting verb (the verb outside the quotation marks or inverted commas) is in the past tense, the reported speech must also be in the past tense. Study the example given below. Direct...

Phrasal verbs beginning with L

Here is a list of phrasal verbs beginning with the letter L. Each one is followed by its meaning or definition. Lay away To lay something away is to save it for future use....

Past tense worksheet

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate past tense form. 1. The train ………………. before I …………….. the station. a) had departed, had reached b) had departed, reached c) departed, had reached 2. I...

Tenses exercise for class 9 CBSE

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate tense form. 1. If I had the money now, I ………………… buy a car. (will / would) 2. If you ………………. the 10 o’clock train, you could...

Question tags worksheet

Add appropriate question tags to the following sentences. 1. Your sister lives in Saudi Arabia, …………………? a) does she b) doesn’t she c) is she 2. You talked to the manager, ……………………? a) did...

Do, does and did worksheet

Complete the following sentences using do, does or did. Hint: Use ‘do’ and ‘does’ in the simple present tense. Use ‘did’ in the simple past tense. Use the past tense with past time adverbs...

Do and does worksheet

Complete the following sentences using ‘do’ or ‘does’. Hint Use ‘do’ when the subject is a plural noun (dogs, teachers, animals or plants) or a plural pronoun (you, we, they). Use ‘do’ when the...

Was or were worksheet

Complete the following sentences using was or were. Hints Use ‘was’ when the subject is a singular pronoun (he, she, it, I) or a singular noun (Raju, Radha, child, book etc.) Use ‘were’ when...

Common confusables

In each sentence below, two words are given in the brackets. Of these only one word is appropriate. Fill in the blank using that word. 1. You can trust Manu. He is very ……………….....