Tenses Worksheet For Class 8

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate tense form. This grammar exercise tests your understanding of tenses.

1. I could not believe my eyes when I …………………………… a tiger in the garden. (see / saw / had seen)

2. What she ………………………. (tell / told / was telling) me was a lie.

3. Who ………………………….. the money is still a mystery. (take / took / taken)

4. How ……………………. (did / do / had) he react when he learned that he ……………………….. (fails / failed / had failed) his test?

5. I …………………………. got anything to prove my innocence. (haven’t / don’t / hasn’t)

6. She was tired so she ………………………… some rest. (take / took / had taken)

7. The students rushed out of the classrooms when the bell …………………………. (rings / rang / was ringing)

8. Although they ……………………….. him to the hospital he could not be saved. (rush / rushed / were rushed)

9. If you ………………………… (take / took / had taken) him to hospital he can be saved.

10. The doctor …………………………. him to stop smoking. (told / tells / had told)

11. Though they ………………………. (try / tried / had tried) they could not open the door.

12. I applied for the job but my application ……………………….. (rejected / was rejected / had rejected)

Answers

1. I could not believe my eyes when I saw a tiger in the garden.

2. What she told me was a lie.

3. Who took the money is still a mystery.

4. How did he react when he learned that he had failed his test?

5. I haven’t got anything to prove my innocence.

6. She was tired so she took some rest.

7. The students rushed out of the classrooms when the bell rang.

8. Although they rushed him to the hospital he could not be saved.

9. If you take him to hospital he can be saved.

10. The doctor told him to stop smoking.

11. Though they tried they could not open the door.

12. I applied for the job but my application was rejected.

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