Tenses worksheet

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form.

1. When I …………………. out of the window I ………………… the children playing in the park. (look, see)

2. Once upon a time, there …………………. a man called Androcles (live).

3. Yesterday I …………………. some books, pens and pencils. (buy)

4. Androcles was a slave who ………………….. in Greece. (live)

5. A dove was ……………………. on a branch of a tree. (sit)

6. Karan …………………… eight glasses of milk every day. (drink)

7. Father ……………………. delicious pasta every Sunday. (cook)

8. Roopa ………………… that the person knocking on the door was a demon. (know)

9. From where did the demon ………………….. (arrive)

10. The Rajasthan Tourism Board ………………….. the Elephant Festival every year. (organize)

Answers

1. When I looked out of the window I saw the children playing in the park. (When the verb in the main clause is in the past tense, the verb in the subordinate clause will also be in the past tense.)

2. Once upon a time, there lived a man called Androcles. (Use a simple past tense when there is a reference to the past time.)

3. Yesterday I bought some books, pens and pencils. (Use a simple past tense when there is a reference to the past time.)

4. Androcles was a slave who lived in Greece.

5. A dove was sitting on a branch of a tree.

6. Karan drinks eight glasses of milk every day.

7. Father cooks delicious pasta every Sunday.

8. Roopa knew that the person knocking on the door was a demon.

9. From where did the demon arrive?

10. The Rajasthan Tourism Board organizes the Elephant Festival every year.

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