Tense exercises in English-5



Tense Practice Exercise-5
Read the following paragraph carefully and fill in the blank with the appropriate form of the verb given in bracket :

1. When I reached the station, I discovered that the train……………. already............... (Arrive). My brother ………..... (wait) for me. He …………... (Wear) blue jeans and a fur coat and looked handsome. As soon as he……….. (See) me, he shouted something but I couldn't hear what he …………… (Say) because everybody ……………... (make) such a noise that it ........... (Be) difficult to hear anything. My brother …………….. (wave) his hands towards me and I rushed to face him.
Ans: When I reached the station. I discovered that the train had already arrived. My brother was waiting for me. He was wearing blue jeans and a fur-coat and looked handsome, As soon as he saw me, he shouted something but I couldn't hear what he was saying because everybody was making such a noise that it was difficult to hear anything. My brother waved his hands towards me and I rushed to meet him.

2. Last month my daughter…………….... (Celebrate) her birthday. Early in the morning a 'yajna' …………. (perform) by the family priest before she…………... (invite) her friends for the dance and tea-part All her friends …………... (bring) good presents for her. Her uncle also ………….. (send) birthday gift for her. All the kids............... (dance) for some time before the cake ……………. (cut). She………….. (distribute) piece of cake to each one of her friends.
Ans: Last month my daughter celebrated her birthday. Early in the morning, a 'yajna' was performed by the family priest before she invited her friends for the dance and tea-party. All her friends brought good presents for her. Her uncle also sent birthday gift for her. All the kids danced for some time before the cake was cut. She distributed piece of cake to each one of her friends.

3. Yesterday a senior officer of the police …………... (hold) a meeting with the residents of the area and …………….. (discuss) security measures. He…………..... (suggest) some measures if taken…….. (can) make their houses further secure. In the meeting the residents ……………. (enquire) if it …………... (be) possible for the police to register a few security firms who ................ (can) provide trained security guards to them. He ............. (agree) to their proposal
Ans: Yesterday, a senior officer of the police held a meeting with the residents of the area and discussed security measures. He suggested some measures if taken could make their houses further secure. In the meeting, the residents required if it was possible for the police to register a few security firms who could provide trained security guards to them. He agreed to their proposal.

4. Three months ago a young man from Punjab …………. (decide) to go to Canada. He was reportedly …………... (refer) to an agent in Delhi. The agent………….... (tell) him that he ………..... (will) have to pay Rupees seven lakh for his journey. The young man ...............(agree) to pay the amount. The agent ………….. (demand) some advance which ..............(paid). Later, the agent ……………. (discover) to be a fraud.
Ans: Three months ago a young man from Punjab decided to go to Canada. He was reportedly referred to an agent in Delhi. The agent told him that he would have to pay Rupees seven lakh for his journey. The young man agreed to pay the amount. The agent demanded some advance which was paid. Later the agent was discovered to be a fraud.


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