Tenses worksheet for class 9

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms.

1. When we …………………….. (reach) the hall, the program ………………… (already finish).

2. My brother ……………………… (leave) for Kolkata tomorrow.

3. The meeting ………………….. (start) after the chairman …………………….. (arrive)

4. He …………………….. (break) many world records when he …………………. (run) 10 miles in 60 minutes.

5. If I …………………… (be) caught, I will be killed.

6. It …………………. (take) me only ten minutes to get dressed.

7. When the last leaf ……………………. (fall) I must go too.

8. Such a thing ……………………. (never happen) to me all my life.

9. I wish we ……………………. (be) not so cruel.

10. The children who ……………………… (buy) his kites ten years ago ………………… (be) adults now.

Answers

1. When we reached the hall, the program had already finished.

2. My brother is leaving for Kolkata tomorrow.

3. The meeting started after the chairman had arrived.

4. He broke many world records when he ran 10 miles in 60 minutes.

5. If I am caught, I will be killed.

6. It takes me only ten minutes to get dressed. / It took me only ten minutes to get dressed.

7. When the last leaf falls I must go too.

8. Such a thing had never happened to me all my life.

9. I wish we were not so cruel. (After I wish, we use past tenses to refer to the present.)

10. The children who bought his kites ten years ago are adults now.

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