Tenses worksheet

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate tense form.

1. The boys …………………. out of the window.

a) looked
b) had looked

2. He …………………. as a bar tender before going abroad.

a) worked
b) works
c) had worked

3. The students ……………….. that the exam ………………… tough.

a) said, is
b) said, was
c) say, was

4. He said that he ………………… not interested in the offer.

a) is
b) was
c) has

5. When I called him he ………………. at once.

a) came
b) come
c) had come

6. The dancers …………………… the audience with their stupendous performance.

a) enthralled
b) had enthralled
c) are enthralled

7. Everybody …………………..to be appreciated.

a) need
b) needs
c) is needing

8. The plants ………………. for want of water.

a) dead
b) died
c) has died

9. The children ……………………… the Christmas tree.

a) decorate
b) are decorating
c) have decorating

10. The last train …………………. ten minutes ago.

a) left
b) had left
c) has left

Answers

1. The boys looked out of the window.

2. He worked as a bar tender before going abroad.

3. The students said that the exam was tough.

4. He said that he was not interested in the offer.

5. When I called him he came at once.

6. The dancers enthralled the audience with their stupendous performance.

7. Everybody needs to be appreciated.

8. The plants died for want of water.

9. The children are decorating the Christmas tree.

10. The last train left ten minutes ago.

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