Tenses exercise for class 10

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms.

1. There ———————— an explosion near the castle.

a) has been

b) was

c) had been

2. There ———————– an explosion near the castle yesterday.

a) has been

b) was

c) had been

3. I ———————- the US.

a) have never visited

b) never visited

c) had never visited

4. He ———————- the stone but it missed the dog.

a) threw

b) throws

b) will throw

5. When James called at 5.30, I told him that you ——————— out.

a) went

b) had gone

c) have gone

6. He tried hard but he ————————-

a) had not succeeded

b) did not succeed

c) would not succeed

7. Man ———————— by reason and beast by instinct.

a) guided

b) is guided

c) guides

8. Control your passions or they ———————- you.

a) will control

b) would control

c) would have controlled

9. He ——————- on though he was very tired.

a) had trudged

b) trudged

c) has trudged

10. My heart ———————- up whenever I see a rainbow in the sky.

a) leap

b) leaps

c) has leaped

Answers

1. There has been an explosion near the castle.

2. There was an explosion near the castle yesterday. (When we say when something happened, we use the simple past tense.)

3. I have never visited the US.

4. He threw the stone but it missed the dog.

5. When James called at 5.30, I told him that you had gone out.

6. He tried hard but he did not succeed.

7. Man is guided by reason and beast by instinct.

8. Control your passions or they will control you.

9. He trudged on though he was very tired.

10. My heart leaps up whenever I see a rainbow in the sky.

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