Tense exercises in English-3



Tense Practice Exercise-3
Read the following paragraph carefully and fill in the blank with the appropriate form of the verb given in bracket :
1. Two persons ............. (rob) of Rupees three lakh at a traffic junction in Delhi Cantt. yesterday. The robbers………... (threaten) them with a knife when they ...............(stop) their scooters at a red light at about 11.30 a.m. Robbers…………….... (manage) to escape with the vehicle. The victims ............ (keep) the money in the scooter. They .................. (withdraw) cash from the branch of a bank located just about a kilometer from there. The robbers............... (be) on foot and ................ (take advantage of the lonely surroundings.
Ans: Two persons were robbed of Rupees three lakh at a traffic junction in Delhi Cantt. Yesterday, The robbers threatened them with a knife when they stopped their scooters at a red light at about 11.30 a.m. The robbers managed to escape with the vehicle. The victims had kept the money in the scooter. They had withdrawn cash from the branch of a bank located just about a kilometer from there. The robbers were on foot and took advantage of the lovely surroundings.
2. An angry bull ………….... (create) panic yesterday morning in the narrow streets of Madangir in Delhi. The bull…………. (cannot) be controlled for two hours. Its first target ………. (be) person who .............. (lift) high in the air before being thrown down on the ground. The attack ………….... (not draw) attention due to early morning hours and empty lanes. The bull……………. (notice) when it .............. (attack) another resident of c that area. Several people……………. (take) refuge behind scores of tempos, parked in the lanes.
Ans: An angry bull created panic yesterday morning in the narrow streets of Madangir in Delhi. The bull could not be controlled for two hours. Its first target was a person who was lifted high in the air before being thrown down on the ground. The attack did not draw attention due to early morning hours and lonely a lanes. The bull was noticed when it attacked another resident of that area. Several people took refuge behind scores of tempos, parked in the lanes.
3. Fire ………….. (break out) in a chemical factory on Tuesday morning. Nine persons …………. (injure). None of the victims ................ (sustain) serious injuries. At the time of the incident the factory ……………. (be) unoccupied. All the injured persons ……………... (be) residents of houses adjoining the factory. The police …………... (say) that f according to the law it …………….. (be) not permissible to use or manufacture chemicals in a residential area. The police ………….... (lock) the factory
Ans: Fire broke out in a chemical factory on Tuesday morning. Nine persons were injured. None of the victims sustained serious injuries. At the time of the incident the factory was unoccupied. All the injured persons were residents of houses adjoining the factory. The police has said that according to the law it is not permissible to use or manufacture chemicals in the residential area. The police has locked the factory.

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