Tenses Exercise For Classes 9 And 10 CBSE

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb. This grammar exercise tests your ability to use various tense forms correctly.

English Grammar Exercises

1. We ……………………… waiting here for two hours.

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

2. We …………………………. them yesterday.

a) visited
b) have visited
c) had visited
d) was visiting

3. He …………………………… from London last week.

a) has returned
b) have returned
c) had returned
d) returned

4. See that you …………………………….. for the meeting in time.

a) will come
b) come
c) would come
d) came

5. They will come if we …………………………. them.

a) invite
b) will invite
c) invited
d) would invite

6. I ……………………………. to Tokyo recently.

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

7. The doctor concluded that the man …………………………… killed ten hours ago.

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

8. I ………………………… waiting for his reply for two weeks now.

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

9. The train ………………………….. by the time we reached the station.

a) will leave
b) will have left
c) left
d) had left

10. Every morning, I ………………………… the newspapers.

a) will read
b) am reading
c) read
d) was reading

11. When I visited him he ……………………… bed-ridden for two months.

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

12. I …………………………. school last year.

a) left
b) had left
c) leaved
d) was leaving

13. There ………………………… a famine in Bengal in 1982.

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

14. Akbar ………………………… the Moghul power paramount in India.

a) had made
b) has made
c) made
d) would make

15. John has …………………………. home.

a) went
b) go
c) gone
d) going

Answers

1. We have been waiting here for two hours.
2. We visited them yesterday.
3. He returned from London last week.
4. See that you come for the meeting in time.
5. They will come if we invite them.
6. I went / had been to Tokyo recently.
7. The doctor concluded that the man had been killed ten hours ago.
8. I have been waiting for his reply for two weeks now.
9. The train had left by the time we reached the station.
10. Every morning, I read the newspapers.
11. When I visited him he had been bed-ridden for two months.
12. I left school last year.
13. There was a famine in Bengal in 1982.
14. Akbar made the Moghul power paramount in India.
15. John has gone home.

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