Tenses Worksheet For CBSE Classes 9 and 10

This grammar exercise tests your ability to use different tense forms correctly. It is prepared for students of classes 8, 9 and 10.

Class 10 Tenses Worksheet

Each sentence given below contains one or two blank spaces. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate verb / tense form.

A little crab ……….1……….. (learned / was learning / learns) to take his first step. He ………2……… (will / would / should) first move to the left and then to the right. Never ……….3……… (do / does / did) he venture to the front.

The mother crab ………4……….. (sit / sat / sits) in a corner ……….5………. (watch / watching / watched) her son take those baby steps. She ………6……….. (is / was / were) not pleased at all. ‘Why ………7………… (doesn’t / don’t / didn’t) the child go ahead?’ she wondered. Instead of moving forward, he ………..8………… (went / goes / is going) sideways. What kind of walking is this? How will he be a success in life?

So she ………9………. (decides / decided / had decided) to advise the little crab. ‘What are you doing my dear,’ she asked, ‘Try to walk straight. Why are you ……….10………. (going / gone / go) sideways?’ The little crab ………..11………. (saddened / was saddened / had saddened) to hear his mother’s words. He …………12………… (was trying / had been trying / has been trying) since morning and now it was almost noon. And he still ……13……… (did / does / do) not get it correct. He ……..14……….. (tries / had tried / tried) again and again but moved only sideways. ……..15………. (frustrating / frustrated / having frustrated), he begged his mother to help.

Class 10 tenses worksheet solution

A little crab was learning to take his first step. He would first move to the left and then to the right. Never did he venture to the front.

The mother crab sat in a corner watching her son take those baby steps. She was not pleased at all. ‘Why doesn’t the child go ahead?’ she wondered. Instead of moving forward, he is going sideways. What kind of walking is this? How will he be a success in life?

So she decided to advise the little crab. ‘What are you doing my dear,’ she asked, ‘Try to walk straight. Why are you going sideways?’ The little crab was saddened to hear his mother’s words. He had been trying since morning and now it was almost noon. And he still did not get it correct. He tried again and again but moved only sideways. Frustrated, he begged his mother to help.

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