Tense exercises in English-1




Tense Prectice Exercise-1
Read the following paragraph carefully and fill in the blank with appropriate form of verb given in bracket :
1. Louis Braille was three years old when he  .........  (lose) his eyesight as a result of an accident. His father …………….  (have) a leather workshop. On the day of the accident, Louis ………... (play) in his father's workshop. He ............. (imitate) his father at work. Louis …………... (take) a sharp needle and hit it playfully with a hammer. The needle …………….. (bounce) up and …………..... (pierce) one of his eyes. Although the doctors ……………...  (do) their best, his eyes could not be saved.
Ans:- Louis Braille was three years old when he lost his eyesight as a result of an accident. His father had a leather workshop. On the day of the accident, Louis was playing in his father's workshop. He was imitating his father at work. Louis took a sharp needle and hit it playfully with a hammer. The needle bounced up and pierced one of his eye. Although the doctors did their best, his eyes could not be saved.

2. During one of the scout camps at Taradevi, we ………….. (train) to cross hurdles. Once, we, a group of scouts............ (go) for trekking. We had to cross a deep drain. At once we ………... (collect) wood and ............... (cut) large branches of a tree. We …………..(shape) them with our knives. Then we ........ (bind) them together with ropes.belts and scarfs. We .............. (construct) a very large ladder and placed it across the drain and …………. (succeed) in crossing the nullah walking slowly over it one by one.
Ans:- During one of the scout camps at Taradevi. we were trained to cross hurdles. Once, we, a group of scouts went for trekking. We had to cross a deep drain. At once we collected wood and cut large branches of a tree. We shaped them with our knives. Then we bound them together with ropes, belts and scarves. We constructed a very large ladder and placed it across the drain and succeeded in crossing the nullah walking slowly over it one by one.

3. Last night a dozen armed men ............... (enter) a house. They ……….... (arm) with hockey-sticks, Pistols, and iron-rods. First they ............... (attack) the owner of the house. When he …………... (resist), he …………….. (beat) up with iron-rods: then they badly …………… (injure) him. They .............. (loot) cash and ornaments after locking the owner and his wife in a bathroom. When they raised an alarm, they …………... (fire) into the air and ran away.
Ans: Last night a dozen armed men entered a house. They were armed with hockey-sticks, pistols, and iron-rods. First, they attacked the owner of the house. When he resisted, he was beaten up with iron-rods; then they badly injured him. They looted cash and ornaments after locking the owner and his wife in a bathroom. When they raised an alarm. They fired into the air and ran away.


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