Tenses worksheet for grade 8 CBSE


Complete the following sentences using appropriate tense forms.

1. She asked me why I ——————— late.

a) am
b) was
c) Either could be used here

2. They didn’t know what they ——————— supposed to do.

a) are
b) were
c) Either could be used here

3. We ———————– some roses in the garden yesterday.

a) planted
b) have planted
c) Either could be used here

4. Doctors generally ——————- long hours.

a) work
b) are working
c) works

5. I ——————— my coat in the hospital when I was visiting Maya.

a) leave
b) left
c) have left

6. The number of unemployed ———————- rising steadily.

a) are
b) is

7. Man and woman ——————- created equal.

a) are
b) have
c) Either could be used here

8. I ——————– very hard in the summer that year.

a) worked
b) have worked
c) Either could be used here

9. Sorry, I broke the vessel – I ——————– help it.

a) can’t
b) couldn’t
c) Either could be used here

10. Either of them —————— quite capable of handling the situation.

a) is
b) are
c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. She asked me why I was late.

2. They didn’t know what they were supposed to do.

3. We planted some roses in the garden yesterday.

4. Doctors generally work long hours.

5. I left my coat in the hospital when I was visiting Maya.

6. The number of unemployed is rising steadily.

7. Man and woman are created equal.

8. I worked very hard in the summer that year.

9. Sorry, I broke the vessel – I couldn’t help it.

10. Either of them is quite capable of handling the situation.