Tenses and Uses

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  • Q1

    Rebecca ­­­­­­­________ to study in New York five years ago.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    wanted

    Explanation:

    The sentence is in the ‘Simple Past Tense’ as it expresses an event which occurred in the past.  

     

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  • Q2

    Fill up the blanks with be going+ will infinitive:

    (i) Ann:Why are you taking fishing rods?

    You _____ (not climb) the mountain after all?

    Tom: We _____ (climb) and fish. There is a lake on top and we _____ (try) to get some fish out of it.

    Ann: Well, if you catch any I _____ (cook) them, but I think I _____ (buy) some all the same.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. aren’t you going to climb

    2. are going to climb

    3. are going to try

    4. will cook

    5. will buy

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  • Q3

    Rephrase the sentences using resent perfect tense with for or since.
    i. I last sipped a coffee on June 10.
    ii. It’s three months since the windows were cleaned.
    iii. It’s five years since I was last in Singapore.
    iv. He last paid taxes in 2015.
    v. Peter saw John last on his wedding day.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    i. I haven’t sipped a coffee since June 10.

    ii. The windows haven’t been cleaned for three months.

    iii. I haven’t been to Singapore for five years.

    iv. He hasn’t paid taxes since 2015.

    v. Peter hasn’t seen John since his wedding day.

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  • Q4

    Complete the passage by filling the correct forms of verb in simple past and past continuous tense:

    John and Kelly (decide) to redecorate their new house themselves. They (choose) cream paint for the woodwork. When Peter (look) in to see how they get on, Kelly (mix) the paint and John washed down the walls.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    John and Kelly decided to redecorate their new house themselves. They chose cream paint for the woodwork. When Peter looked in to see how they get on, Kelly mixed the paint and John washed down the walls.

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  • Q5

    Fill in the blanks with the correct form tenses of the verbs in bracket:

    i. Mr. Jones (always) read the newspaper in the evenings. He used to (leave) for his office by 7am.

    ii. In most countries a child (start) school at six and (stay) for about five years in a primary school.

    iii. You (look) very thoughtful. What do you (think) about the present leader of our country?

    iv. Jack is a clever boy. He (come) from California. He (speak) four languages.

    v. I have (get) a letter from Linda. She (say) she is coming to London next month.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    i. Mr. Jones always read the newspaper in the evenings. He used to leave for his office by 7am.

    ii. In most countries a child starts school at six and stays for about five years in a primary school.

    iii. You look very thoughtful. What do you think about the present leader of our country?

    iv. Jack is a clever boy. He comes from California. He speaks four languages.

    v. I have got a letter from Linda. She says she is coming to London next month.

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