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Tenses worksheet for grade 10 CBSE

Posted by Manjusha Filed in English Grammar

Complete the following sentences using the most appropriate form of the verb given in the brackets. Click here for a printer-friendly version of this worksheet.

The world …………1………….. (be) online. Everyone ………………2…………. (use) computers and internet for business and pleasure. There is growing concern about the effects this has on children. Nowadays children ………………3…………… (spend) a lot of time online ……………4………….. (play) games, ………5……………. (chat) with their friends and ……………6………….. (watch) videos. Priceless childhood hours …………7……………….. (spend) sitting indoors opposite a computer screen instead of playing outdoors.

Some people believe that children should ………………8…………. (allow) to spend time online. In their opinion, the hours spend on the computers are actually very good for them. Their logic is simple. Nowadays computer skills are absolutely essential for success in the workplace. Therefore, the time they spend on the computer ……………9……………. (be) actually helping them to gain the skills they …………10…………. (need) to become productive adults.

Passage 2

Many scholars and learned men ……………1…………………… (use) to visit King Krishna Deva Raya’s court. The king himself was a learned man and ……………2……………….. (love) to entertain those distinguished guests. Very often, the scholars, who ……………3…………… (visit) his court ……………4……… (challenge) his courtiers. The king greatly ……………5…………… (enjoy) these contests of wit and wisdom.

One day, a scholar ……………6……………. (come) to the palace. He was a well-learned person and ……………7…………. (speak) many languages. The king ……………8……………. (welcome) him with great pleasure and ……………9………….. (request) him to spend a few days in the palace. The visitor …………10…………….. (accept) the invitation happily. He also ………………11……………. (challenge) Krishna Deva Raya’s courtiers to find out what his mother tongue ……………12…………… (be).

The courtiers ………………13…………… (try) every trick in the book. They spoke with him in several languages. Interestingly, the scholar …………14……………….. (be) fluent in all of them and therefore the courtiers …………15……….. (not) figure out what his mother tongue was.

Meanwhile, Tenali Raman ………………16…………… (sit) quietly in one corner. He …………17……………. (not even make) an attempt to speak to the scholar. Tenali Raman was the most intelligent among Krishna Deva Raya’s courtiers. So the king ……………18……………. (surprise). He ……………19……………. (ask) Raman why he …………20…………….. (not take up) the challenge.

Suddenly Tenali Raman …………21…………….. (rise) from his seat. He turned towards the king and …………22………….. (say) that he had something urgent to do. Saying this, he ……………23………………. (rush) towards the door. As he …………24…………….. (go) past the scholar, he ……………25……………. (trip) and ……………26…………… (step) hard on the man’s toes. The scholar ……………27………… (badly hurt) and …………28……….. (cry) out in pain.

 

 

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