Tenses Exercise For Classes 9 and 10

This class 10 English grammar exercise tests your ability to use different tense forms correctly. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate tense form.

Class 10 English grammar worksheets | Tenses worksheets

In one study, scientists at the University of Michigan ……………1……………. (record / recorded / were recording) the TV-watching habits of hundreds of first and third graders in 1977. Fifteen years later, the researchers ………………2…………….. (looked / were looking / have looked) at what kind of adults these kids …………3……………… (become / have become / had become)

By the time they were in their early twenties, women who ………..4…………. (watch / have watched / had watched) violent shows as kids ……………5………….. (are / were / had been) four times as likely to have punched, choked, or beaten other people as were women who didn’t watch such programs as kids. Boys who …………….6……………… (watch / watched / have watched) violent TV grew up to be three times as likely to commit crimes as boys who ………….7…………. (didn’t watch / don’t watch / haven’t watched) such programs.

However that …………….8………………. (don’t / doesn’t / hadn’t) mean that everyone who watched violent programs ……………..9……………. (end / ended / have ended) up being violent themselves. It was just more likely to happen for some people.

Solutions

In one study, scientists at the University of Michigan recorded the TV-watching habits of hundreds of first and third graders in 1977. Fifteen years later, the researchers looked at what kind of adults these kids had become.

By the time they were in their early twenties, women who had watched violent shows as kids were four times as likely to have punched, choked, or beaten other people as were women who didn’t watch such programs as kids. Boys who watched violent TV grew up to be three times as likely to commit crimes as boys who didn’t watch such programs.

However, that doesn’t mean that everyone who watched violent programs ended up being violent themselves. It was just more likely to happen for some people.

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