Tenses worksheet for grade 9

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate tense form.

1. Indira Gandhi …………………. in 1984. (died / had died / has died)

2. Thereafter, Rajiv Gandhi ……………….. the Prime Minister. (become / became / has become / had become)

3. I waited for him until he ………………. (come / came / had come)

4. Edison was a curious child who ……………… many questions. (asked / had asked / has asked)

5. Edison ……………….. newspapers before he became a famous inventor. (sold / has sold)

6. The IPL franchises ………………. by major corporates or celebrities. (owned / are owned / have owned)

7. Cricket is usually a day-light game, but IPL matches ………………… as a day/night fixture. (organised / are organised / have organised)

8. Most natural disasters ………………. by totally natural factors. (caused / are caused / have caused)

9. Wildfires ………………… by manmade factors like campfires, smoking and fireworks. (can cause / can caused / can be caused)

10. The invention of the Twenty-20 matches ………………… cricket an industry. (have made / has made / has been made)

Answers

1. Indira Gandhi died in 1984.

2. Thereafter, Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister.

3. I waited for him until he came.

4. Edison was a curious child who asked many questions.

5. Edison sold newspapers before he became a famous inventor.

6. The IPL franchises are owned by major corporates or celebrities.

7. Cricket is usually a day-light game, but IPL matches are organised as a day/night fixture.

8. Most natural disasters are caused by totally natural factors.

9. Wildfires can be caused by manmade factors like campfires, smoking and fireworks.

10. The invention of the Twenty-20 matches has made cricket an industry.

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