Tenses Exercise for Class 10

This tenses exercise tests your ability to use different tense forms correctly. Fill in the blanks using an appropriate tense form.

1. The latest edition of this book ……………………….. last month. (published / is published / was published)

2. He …………………….. of creating trouble. (accused / was accused / has accused)

3. She ……………………… responsible for the accident. (held / was held / was holding)

4. Trouble started as soon as she …………………….. (arrived / has arrived / arrives)

5. The hostess …………………………. me to her husband. (introduced / was introduced / had introduced)

6. I …………………………. to them. (introduced / was introduced / have introduced)

7. I ………………………. him at the airport. (met / was met / am met)

8. He ………………………….. for his poor performance. (criticized / was criticized / has criticized)

9. They ……………………….. him for his poor performance. (criticized / were criticized / are criticized)

10. He ………………………. for his good deeds. (remembered / is remembered / has remembered)

11. She ……………………………. here for twenty years. (has been teaching / has taught / teaches)

12. He ………………………… jobless for six months. (is / has been / have been)

13. Everybody ………………………. about the trip. (was excited / were excited / has excited)

14. It ………………………… raining since morning. (did not stop / has not stopped / is not stopping)

15. I should get my car ………………………. (repair / repaired / repairing)

16. If you ……………………. at six, you will reach there by 11. (started / start / will start)

17. If they started in the morning, they ……………………………. by now. (will reach / will have reached / would reach)

18. She does not like to be disturbed while she ……………………….. (works / is working / has worked)

19. I will wait until you ………………………. (come / came / will come) back.

20. It ……………………. a lot of time to learn a language. (take / takes / is taking)

Answers

1. The latest edition of this book was published last month.

2. He was accused of creating trouble.

3. She was held responsible for the accident.

4. Trouble started as soon as she arrived.

5. The hostess introduced me to her husband.

6. I was introduced to them.

7. I met him at the airport.

8. He was criticized for his poor performance.

9. They criticized him for his poor performance.

10. He is remembered for his good deeds.

11. She has been teaching here for twenty years.

12. He has been jobless for six months.

13. Everybody is excited about the trip.

14. It has not stopped raining since morning.

15. I should get my car repaired.

16. If you start at six, you will reach there by 11.

17. If they started in the morning, they will have reached by now.

18. She does not like to be disturbed while she is working.

19. I will wait until you come back. (When both clauses refer to the future, use the simple present in the subordinate clause.)

20. It takes a lot of time to learn a language. (Use the simple present to talk about facts.)

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