Grammar exercise for grades 9 and 10

Complete the following sentences.

1. How ……………….. you call me a liar?

a) dare
b) should
c) must
d) would

2. Children ……………………. to respect their parents.

a) need
b) should
c) ought
d) must

3. In my youth I ………………… every day.

a) exercise
b) had exercised
c) was exercising
d) used to exercise

4. He said that he ……………………… from fever for a week.

a) was suffering
b) had been suffering
c) suffered
d) is suffering

5. By this time next year, he —————– the construction of his house.

a) will have completed
b) would have completed
c) would complete
d) should have completed

6. He does not ………………….. to disobey his parents.

a) dare
b) need
c) should
d) ought

7. Work hard lest you …………………. fail.

a) should
b) would
c) could
d) might

8. If he …………………… the mistake, the teacher would not have punished him.

a) had not made
b) did not make
c) does not make
d) will not make

9. The sailors …………………… to the broken mast, as the ship sank.

a) clung
b) cling
c) were clinging
d) was clinging

10. The snake ………………….. around her hand, but she flung it away.

a) wound
b) wind
c) was winding
d) had wound

Answers

1. How dare you call me a liar?

2. Children need to respect their parents.

3. In my youth I used to exercise every day.

4. He said that he had been suffering from fever for a week.

5. By this time next year, he will have completed the construction of his house.

6. He does not dare to disobey his parents.

7. Work hard lest you should fail.

8. If he had not made the mistake, the teacher would not have punished him.

9. The sailors clung to the broken mast, as the ship sank.

10. The snake wound around her hand, but she flung it away.

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