Tenses exercise | Class 8 grammar worksheets

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form.

1. He ………………… before I …………………. his place.

a) left, reached

b) had left, reached

c) have left, reached

d) left, had reached

2. The young widow always …………………… white clothes.

a) wear

b) wears

c) was wearing

d) would wear

3. I ………………….. to quit my job.

a) decided

b) have decided

c) had decided

d) was deciding

4. I ……………………… never forget what you just ………………………. me.

a) will, told

b) would, told

c) had, told

d) will, tell

5. I …………………….. him and he …………………. at once.

a) called, came

b) would call, will come

c) call, comes

d) have called, came

6. When we …………………. the station, the train ……………………. already left.

a) would reach, had

b) reached, had

c) reach, had

d) reach, would

7. The tomatoes …………………… picked when they were ripe.

a) are

b) were

c) were being

d) are being

 8. The national anthem …………………. after the performance.

a) is sung

b) was sung

c) would sing

d) had sung

9. The criminals ……………………… arrested.

a) is

b) have been

c) were been

d) had been

10. Many people …………………….. in the explosion.

a) was killed

b) is killed

c) were killed

d) have killed

Answers

1. He had left before I reached his place.

2. The young widow always wears white clothes.

3. I have decided to quit my job. (We use the present perfect tense for announcing news.)

4. I will never forget what you just told me.

5. I called him and he came at once.

6. When we reached the station, the train had already left.

7. The tomatoes were picked when they were ripe.

8. The national anthem was sung after the performance.

9. The criminals have been arrested.

10. Many people were killed in the explosion.

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