Tense exercises in English-4



Tense Practice Exercise-4
Read the following paragraph carefully and fill in the blank with the appropriate form of the verb given in bracket :
1. A brave young policeman …………….. (lay) down his life while chasing a robber. Early morning an armed robber …………(strike) the residence of a businessman. He …………… (scale) the walls and ............ (manage) to open the kitchen door. He …………….(Notice) by a lady who .............. (raise) an alarm. The policeman on service................ (run) after the robber who ……………... (fire) at him resulting in his death.
Ans: A brave young policeman laid down his life while chasing a robber. Early morning an armed robber struck at the residence of a businessman. He scaled the walls and managed to open the kitchen door. He was noticed by a woman who raised an alarm. The policeman on duty ran after the robber who fired at him resulting in his death.
2. A retired bank officer ............. (injure) when an armed robbery ………….. (attack) him inside his residence and ……………. (rob) cash and jewelry early Monday morning, The officer ............ (be) alone in his house when the robber …………... (manage) to enter I through a window. Before moving the house the robber …………... (demand) the key to the main gate. When the officer............. (reject) to give it to him, he .......... (use) the same window for escape.
Ans: A retired bank officer was injured when an armed robber attacked hi inside his residence and robbed cash and jewelry early Monday morning. The officer was alone in his house when the robber managed to enter it through the window. Before leaving the house the robber demanded the key to the main gate when the officer refused to give it to him. he used the same window for escape.
3. One of the survivors of the recent plane crash ……………. (say) yesterday that he ……………. (be) asleep when the plane ............. (Crash). He"……………. (wake) up only after The plane ................ (hit) into a single-story house. He ……………. (manage) to jump out of the plane and ................ (bring) thereby the police. His escape ............ (be) a miracle.
Ans: One of the survivors of the recent plane crash said yesterday that he was asleep when the plane crashed. He woke up only after the plane had hit into a single-story house. He managed to jump out of the plane and was brought there by the police. His escape was a miracle.
4. 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.



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