Subject: English, asked on 18/2/15

ASSIGNMENT – 13 (TENSES)
Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs
1. Yesterday, I _______________ (try) to take notes while the teacher _______________
(explain) a topic in the class. Since she _______________ (not speak) loudly, it
_______________ (be) difficult to hear what she was saying.
2. When I _______________ (reach) Meena’s house, she _______________ (leave) already.
Though I _______________ (reach) there at the appointed time, yet she _______________
(leave). Thus I _______________ (come) back disappointed.
3. I _______________ (look) forward to go to England, next year. I _______________ (plan) to
stay there for a few years. I _______________ (come) back and _______________ (serve)
my country.
4. Last Sunday when I _______________ (return) home late at night, I was shocked to find my
house unlocked. Someone _______________ (break) into my house in my absence. All the
boxes _______________ (be) opened. I _______________ (check) my locker, in which I
_______________ (put) my money, but found the money _______________ (steal). I
_______________ (report) the matter to the police.
5. The roof of the hall of a school building _______________ (fall) down in heavy rains
yesterday night. Five persons _______________ (die) on the spot. The building
_______________ (be) under construction. According to the neighbours, about fifteen
persons _______________ (sleep) in the hall. Most of the victims _______________ (be)
labour class.
6. When I _______________ (arrive) at the station, Sunita _______________ (wait) for me. She
_______________ (wear) a blue dress and _______________ (look) very pretty. As soon as
she _______________ (see) me, she _______________ (shout) something but I couldn’t
hear what she _______________ (say) as everyone _______________ (make) such a noise.
7. Yesterday, I _______________ (try) to take notes while the teacher _______________
(explain) a topic in the class. Since she _______________ (not speak) loudly, it
_______________ (be) difficult to hear what she was saying.
8. When I _______________ (reach) Meena’s house, she _______________ (leave) already.
Though I _______________ (reach) there at the appointed time, yet she _______________
(leave). Thus I _______________ (come) back disappointed.
9. Yesterday I _______________ (see) a speeding car hit a pedestrian, who _______________
(fall) unconscious. The poor fellow _______________ (bleed) profusely before people
_______________ (take) him to a hospital. The man _______________ (struggle) for his life
but _______________ (breathe) his last after half an hour.10. I _______________ (have) a strange dream when I _______________ (sleep) last night. I
_______________ (wake) up with a start and _______________ (realize) that I
_______________ (dream).
11. Jagdish _______________ (climb) the stairs when he _______________ (fall) down and
_______________ (break) his leg. The doctor _______________ (advise) him a month’s rest.
He _______________ (not able) to take his terminal exams and _______________ (be) very
upset about it.
12. Rajesh _______________ (sit) in the train at this time tomorrow. We _______________ (go)
to see him off. He _______________ (stay) with us for almost a month. He
_______________ (promise) that he _______________ (visit) us again next year.
13. At present, the children _______________ (play) in the garden. They _______________
(finish) their homework. They _______________ (play) for an hour and then
_______________ (watch) television.
14. Ram _________ (invite) his friend, Shyam, on his birthday. When Shyam _______________
(reach) his house, his classmates _______________ (come) already. Ram _______________
(introduce) Shyam to everyone and then _______________ (serve) snacks to them. After he
_______________ (cut) the cake, they _______________ (dance) as they _______________
(decide).​

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