Gap fills worksheet for class 10 | Tenses

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms.

On our last day at the farm, I ………1……… out into the desert after sunset. You can’t step out during the day because the sun ………2…….. too hot. I ………3………. I would be the only thing out of doors at that time. Abruptly, I ………4………. short. A rattlesnake ………5………. rigid before me. Its head …………6……. back to strike. Most snakes ………7……….. at the sight of a man, but the one that I …………8…….. in the desert on that evening ………9………. no such necessity. He ………10………. his ground in calm watchfulness ………11…….. for me to show my intentions.

1. a) walk; b) walked; c) was walking; d) had walked

2. a) is; b) was; c) has been; d) had been

3. a) was thinking; b) had thought; c) thought; d) would think

4. a) will stop; b) had stopped; c) stopped; d) stop

5. a) lay; b) lied; c) laid; d) lain

6. a) not drawn; b) not drew; c) was not drew; d) was not drawn

7. a) will fly; b) will flee; c) will be fleeing; d) fled

8. a) encountered; b) would encounter; c) encounter; d) had encountered

9. a) was feeling; b) felt; c) will feel; d) had felt

10. a) was holding; b) will hold; c) held; d) would hold

11. a) was waiting; b) waiting; c) is waiting; d) waited

Answers

1. walked; 2. is; 3. thought; 4. stopped; 5. lay; 6. was not drawn; 7. will flee; 8. encountered; 9. felt; 10. held; 11. waiting

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