Tense exercises in English-6



Tense Practice Exercise-6
Read the following paragraph carefully and fill in the blank with the appropriate form of the verb given in bracket :
1. The people of India ……………... (show) remarkable unity at the time of Kara conflict. There ……………. (be) a war-like situation on our borders. Our soldiers………………(fight) with the intruders with great courage. All political parties …………... (back) the Prime Minister. Even children ............. (support) the Jawans. They............. (send) cards and .............. (write) letters. Some of them .............. (collect) money for the Ar Welfare Fund.
Ans: The people of India showed remarkable unity at the time of Karan conflict. There was a war-like situation on our borders. Our soldiers fought with the intruders with great courage. All political parties backed the Prime Minister Even children supported the Jawans. They sent cards and wrote letters. Some of them collected money for the Army Welfare Fund.
2. Two youngmen ................. (open) fire outside a famous singer's house yesterday evening. No one …………….(injure) in the incident. The police ............. (say) that the incident ………… (take) place around 8 pm when the two young men who …………… (riding) a motorbike……………. (stop) outside his house and ........... (fire) thrice. One of the bullets ……………... (shatter) the glass of the windowpane.
Ans: Two youngmen opened fire outside a famous singer's house yesterday evening. No one was injured in the incident. The police said that the incident took place around 8 pm when the two youngmen who were riding a motorbike stopped outside his house and fired thrice. One of the bullets shattered the glass of the windowpane.
3. Four robbers ............. (arrest) in separate incidents last midnight. An employee of Express Times ………….... (be) waylaid by three persons when he ………………(return) at home. Without losing courage he ……………. (catch) hold of one of them and …………... (raise) alarm. Two of them ……………. (run away) from the spot while the third one whom he ............. (catch), ………….. (hand) over to the police.
Ans: Four robbers were arrested in separate incidents last midnight. An employee of Express Times was waylaid by three persons when he was returning at home. Without losing courage he caught hold of one of them and raised alarm. Two of them ran away from the spot while the third one whom he had caught, was handed over to the police.
4. A twelve year old boy …………….(die) when he …………….(fall off) a very high building this evening. His body ………….... (discover) from the Central lobby. The policemen who ………….. (come) to enquire the matter ............. (say) that they …………….(be)not sure as to which floor the boy.............. (fall) from. The body……………(send) to the hospital for post-mortem.
Ans: A twelve year old boy died when he fell off a very high building this evening. His body was discovered from the Central lobby. The policemen who came to enquire the matter said that they were not sure as to which floor the boy had fallen from. The body was sent to the hospital for post-mortem.

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