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Tenses exercise for class 10

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.

Complete the following sentences using the simple past or past perfect tense form of the verbs given in the brackets.

1. Before I .. (reach) the hospital, the doctor .. already (perform) the operation.

2. After getting into the bus, we . (discover) that we (board) the wrong one.

3. I . (plant) the saplings before it .. (start) raining.

4. The farmers .. (sow) the seeds after they . (plough) the fields.

5. The scientist .. finished the experiment before the electricity . (go) off.

6. The traveler (reach) his destination before the sun .. (set).

7. If you . (work) hard, you would have passed.

8. If you .. (listen) to my advice, you would have been successful.

9. Deepak .. (want) to become a doctor but he .. (fai) the entrance test.

10. The rain .. (stop) before I .. (step) out of the house.


1. Reached, had already performed; 2. Discovered, Had boarded; 3. Had planted; Started; 4. Sowed, Had ploughed; 5. Had finished, Went; 6. Had reached, Set; 7. Had worked; 8. Had listened; 9. Had wanted, failed; 10. Had stopped, Stepped



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