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Class 10/HSLC | English Grammar | TENSE FORMS | SEBA QUESTION BANK 2019

TENSE FORM

Use the correct tense form of the verbs given in brackets

1. HSLC - 1998
    (a) When he entered my home, I _____
    ( write ) a letter.
    Ans : When he entered my home, I was
    writing a letter.

    (b) The match ( start ) before we
    reached the field.
    Ans : The match had started before we
    reached the field.

    (c) It is time you (go) home.
    Ans : It is time you went home.

2. HSLC - 1999
    (a) We shall wait here until he (come)
    back.
    Ans : We shall wait here until he comes
    back.

    (b) When he came in, I (write) a letter.
    Ans : When he came in, I was writing a
    letter.

3. HSLC - 2000
    (a) He (walk) across the road when a
    scooter hit him.
    Ans : He was walking across the road
    when a scooter hit him.

    (b) I wish I (accept) the job.
    Ans : I wish I accepted the job.

    (c) Hurry up, the taxi (wait).
    Ans : Hurry up, the taxi is waiting.

4. HSLC - 2001
    (a) They (live) in Delhi for ten years.
    Ans : They have been living in Delhi for
    ten years.

    (b) She died after she (suffer) for five
    years.
    Ans : She died after she had suffered
    for five years.

    (c) Ten years (pass) since I met you.
    Ans : Ten years have passed since I
    me you.

    (d) When he came, it (be) all over.
    Ans : When he came, it was all over.

    (e) He (stay) here until you return.
    Ans : He will stay here until you return.

5. HSLC - 2002
    (a) When he started for office, it still
    (rain).
    Ans : When he started for office, it was
    still raining.

    (b) I (not meet) my friend for ages.
    Ans : I have not met my friend for ages.

    (c) If you (request) him, he would have
     helped you.
    Ans : If you had requested him, he
    would have helped you.

    (d) She (work) in this school since
    1990.
    Ans : She has been working in this
    school since 1990.

    (e) We two (be) friends for long.
    Ans : We two are friends for long.

6. HSLC - 2003
    (a) We ____ each other for the last ten
    years. (Know)
    Ans : We have known each other for the
    last ten years.

    (b) If I ____ his address, I would have
    contacted him. (Know)
    Ans : If I had known his address, I
    would have contacted him.

    (c) Look, there ____ the  bus. (go)
    Ans : Look, there goes the bus.

7. HSLC - 2004
    (a) He can not play in the match as he
    ____ his foot. (injury)
    Ans : He can not play in the match as
    he has injured his foot.

    (b) I wish I____ help you. (can)
    Ans : I wish I could help you.

    (c) If I ____ you, I should not accept that
    post. (be)
    Ans : If I were you I should not accept
    that post.

8. HSLC - 2005.
    I hurried back to the room ___(feel) very
    nervous, for it is much easier ___(steal)
    something than to return it undetected.
    Ans : I hurried back to the room feeling
    very nervous, for it is much easier to
    steal something than to return it
    detected.

    I ___(open) the door quitely, then
    ___(stand) in the doorway in clouded
    moonlight.
    Ans : I opened the door quitely, then
    stood in the doorway in the clouded
    moonlight.

    Anil was still asleep. I ___(creep) to the
    head of the bed my hand ___(come) up
    with the notes.
    Ans : Anil was still asleep. I crept to the
    head of the bed my hand came up with
    the notes.

9. HSLC - 2006.
    (a) Father is not at home; he ____ out
    (go).
    Ans : Father is not at home; he has
    gone out.

    (b) He ____ the station before the train
    departed. (reach)
    Ans : He had reached the station
    before the train departed.

    (c) It's time we ____ home. (return)
    Ans : It's time we returned home.

10. HSLC - 2007
    (a) The new teacher ____ us now for six
    months. (teacher)
    Ans : The new teacher has been
    teaching us now for six months.

    (b) Mohan ____ home before it started
    raining. (reach)
    Ans : Mohan had reached home before
    it started raining.

    (c) He told us that he never ____ a lie
    (tell)
    Ans : He told us that he never tells a lie.

11. HSLC - 2008
    (a) Our teacher ____ to London last
    year. (go)
    Ans : Our teacher went to London last
    year.

    (b) John ____ a number of short stories.
    (write)
    Ans : John has written a number of
    short stories.

    (c) We should never ____ a lie. (tell)
    Ans : We should never tell a lie.

12. HSLC - 2009
    (a) The lady slipped while she (climb)
    the steps.
    Ans : The lady slipped while she
    climbed the steps.

    (b) We shall wait here until he (come)
    back.
     Ans : We shall wait here until he
    comes back.

    (c) He talks as if he (know) everything.
    Ans : He talks as if he knew everything.

13. HSLC - 2010
    (a) He jumped off the bus while it ____.
    (move)
    Ans : He jumped off the bus while it
    moved.

    (b) He said that he ____ the letter. (post)
    Ans : He said that he would post the
    letter.
                                  Or
    He said that he had posted the letter.
    (c) He ____ a teacher since 1994. (be)
    Ans : He has been a teacher since
    1994.

14. HSLC - 2011
    (a) We (know) each other for five years.
    Ans : We have known each other for
    five years.

    (b) The other day I (meet) a magician in
    the market.
    Ans ; The other day I met a magician in
    the market.

15. HSLC - 2012
    (a) She said that she (will) help her
    friend.
    Ans : She said that she would help her
    friend.

    (b) The boys (play) in the garden when
    the tree fell down.
    Ans : The boys were playing in the
    garden when the tree fell down.

16. HSLC - 2013
    (a) I wish I (be) a king.
    Ans : I wish I were a king.

    (b) The boy (sleep), don't disturb him.
    Ans : The boy is sleeping, don't disturb
    him.

17. HSLC - 2014
    (a) She ____ a book when I saw her.
    (read)
    Ans : She was reading a book when I
    saw her.

    (b)She ____ a teacher since 2002. (be)
    Ans : She has been a teacher since
    2002.

18. HSLC - 2015
    (a) The bell rang after we (finish) our
    work.
    Ans : The bell rang after we had
    finished our work.

    (b) Please ring me up as soon as he
    (come).
    Ans : Please ring me up as soon as he
    comes.

19. HSLC - 2016
    (a) It is time we (go) to bed.
    Ans : It is time we went to bed.

    (b) She behaves as if she (know)
    everything.
    Ans : She behaves as if she knew
    everything.

20. HSLC - 2017
    (a) If it (rain) we shall not go out.
    Ans: If it rains, we shall not go out.

    (b) We (know) each other for the last
    ten years.
    Ans: We have known each other for the
    last ten years.

21. HSLC - 2018
    (a) If I (be) you, I would not have called
    him again.
    Ans: If I were you, I would not have
    called him again.

    (b) The Principal is not in his room. He
    (go) out.
    And : The Principal is not in his room.
    He has gone out.

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