Tenses exercise for grade 10 | Gap fills

Complete the following sentences using appropriate tense forms.

1. My brother ——————- (be) an engineer. He ———————- (go) to London in 2012. Since then he ——————— (work) there in a software company. By the end of next year, he ———————– (return) to India.

2. My watch ——————– (stop) again. Nowadays it ———————- (stop) every now and then. I ——————— (give) it to a watch repairer tomorrow.

3. Shyam ———————— (lie) in hospital for two weeks. We ——————— (visit) him yesterday. He ——————— (recover) completely.

4. Mark ——————- (apply) for jobs ever since he passed his examination in 2013. Last month he ——————— (appear) for an interview. He ———————- (wait) for the result now. If selected he ——————– (join) duty next month.

5. I ———————– (borrow) a book from my friend yesterday. I ——————– (finish) reading it. I ——————— (return) it tomorrow. He ——————— (promise) to give me another book then.

6. We ———————– (live) in this rented house for five years. We ———————- (build) a house of our own. It ——————— (be) nearing completion. Next month we ———————– (move) to our new house.

Answers

1. My brother is an engineer. He went to London in 2012. Since then he has been working there in a software company. By the end of next year, he will return to India.

2. My watch has stopped again. Nowadays it stops every now and then. I am giving / will give it to a watch repairer tomorrow.

3. Shyam has been lying in hospital for two weeks. We visited him yesterday. He has recovered completely.

4. Mark has been applying for jobs ever since he passed his examination in 2013. Last month he appeared for an interview. He is waiting for the result now. If selected he will join duty next month.

5. I borrowed a book from my friend yesterday. I have finished reading it. I will return it tomorrow. He has promised to give me another book then.

6. We have been living in this rented house for five years. We are building a house of our own. It is nearing completion. Next month we will move to our new house.

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