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Class 5 Tenses Exercise

PRESENT TENSE

Question 1) Fill in the blanks with the appropriate Simple Present Tense or Present Continuous Tense form of the verb given in the brackets.
  1. The train…………. (arrive) at 7 every morning.

  2. Rajeev and his mother are ………….. (buy) groceries.

  3. Unless we ………… (revise), we can’t be ready for the exams.

  4. The sun is ………… (set) behind the mountain.

  5. The next semester is …………… (start) now.

  6. They …………. (be) our cousins who live in  London.

  7. Let us wait till father …………………… (complete) his work.

  8. My neighbors like…………. (cook) for me when I visit their place.

Question 2) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Present Tense of the given verbs.
  1. My mother ……………. (feed) the cat.

  2. The artist …………… (paint) his canvas in bright colours.

  3. The four friends …………….. (play) tennis in the evening.

  4. There …………….. (be) enough water in the jug.

  5. They ……………… (has) a new neighbor.

  6. The new stool …………… (has) a broken leg.

  7. Birds ……………… (like) to eat worms.

  8. Father ……………… (be) upset with you.             

Question 3) Fill in the blanks with Simple Present Tense forms of verbs.
  1. The birds _____ in the sky. (fly)

  2. The girl ______ in the pond. (swim)

  3. We _____ our books neat and clean. (keep)

  4. The maid ______ the room. (sweep)

  5. My father ______ exercise in the morning. (take)

  6. Shree _______ her book. (read)

  7. My mother ______ to market. (go)

  8. The children ______ a noise in the class. (make)

  9. The crow ______ in a tree. (sit)

  10. The teacher ______ a new lesson. (teach)

Question 4) Fill in the blanks with the Present Perfect Tense of given verbs.
  1. Ram …………….. two miles today. (walk)

  2. Sita …………… already ………………. at the museum. (arrive)

  3. Mohan and Shantanu …………….. money for the relief fund. (collect)

  4. The football team …………………. the trophy. (won)

  5. The gatekeeper ……………… not …………….. the two strangers to enter the housing society. (allow)

  6. Shyamal ………………. just ……………. lunch. (eat)

  7. My neighbors ………………. on a long holiday. (go)

  8. I ………………… my room today. (clean)

Question 5) Fill in the blanks with Present Perfect Tense form of verbs.
  1. I ______ on this matter. (thick)

  2. He _____ a new building. (construct)

  3. She _____ her finger with the knife. (cut)

  4. They _____ me a watch on my birthday. (give)

  5. The deer _____ behind the bush. (hide)

  6. We ______ for Paris in the morning. (leave)

  7. The cat ____ the whole milk. (drink)

  8. I _____ myself. (hurt)

  9. He _____ to attend the wedding of his cousin. (come)

  10. She _____ the highest grades in annual exams. (get)

Question 6) Fill in the blanks with the Present Continuous form the given verbs.
  1. I ………………. to school. (walk)

  2. They ………………. together. (sing)

  3. Joe …………….. for New York. (leave)

  4. The birds ………………. on the branch of a tree. (chirp)

  5. The clouds ……………….. in the sky. (float)

  6. Arpit ……………… an interesting book. (read)

  7. I ………………… crystal clear water from the mountain stream. (drink)

  8. The stone ……………………. to the bottom of the pond. (sink)

Question 7) Fill in the blanks with Present Continuous Tense form of verbs.
  1. Virat and Dhoni _____ cricket for India. (play)

  2. My brother _______ to become a doctor. (study)

  3. I ______ my grandparents. (visit)

  4. Nimmy _______ next to Jassy in the class. (sit)

  5. Mr. Verma _______ his car under the tree. (park)

  6. Anu ______ her hair in two plaits. (tie)

  7. Simmi ______ behind Sunny in the assembly. (stand)

  8. Sheena and Meena _____ some milk in the morning. (have)

  9. We ______ woollens because it is very cold. (wear)

  10. My friend ______ a cake for me. (bake)

Question 8) Fill in the blanks with the Present Perfect Continuous Tense form of the verbs given in the brackets.
  1. The child…………. (cry) since morning.

  2. I …………… (wait) for him since two o’clock.

  3.  They …………. (live) in Mumbai for the last ten years.

  4.  He …………….. (work) in this college since 2005.

  5. The government…………… (publish) this report on terrorism since August last.

FUTURE TENSE

Question 9) Fill in the blanks with Simple Future Tense.
  1. Aaditya _____ part in skating competition. (take)

  2. They ______ Delhi to see the Red Fort. (visit)

  3. The doctor _______ us. (treat)

  4. He ______ his birthday in the school. (celebrate)

  5. You ______ your book carefully. (read)

  6. I ______ neatly in the notebooks. (write)

  7. Raj _____ on “Save-Earth”. (speak)

  8. He ____ not ____ a lie. (tell)

  9. _____ you _____ with the new player? (play)

  10. We ____ our vacations in Paris. (enjoy)

Question 10) Fill in the blanks with the Future Continuous Tense of the verb in the brackets.
  1. My people………….. (work) until last tonight, so it would be better for us not to wait.

  2. Mr. Murti…………. (leave) at the end of june, you will be able  to see him before that.

  3. The flowers of this garden………….. (bloom) before father returns from America.

  4. Get ready, as I………….. (bring) a taxi in half an hour’s time.

  5. Tell the students that the teacher…………… (meeting) them in the last period.

  6. He is angry. He…………. (watch) you to find faults with you.

Question 11) Fill in the blanks with Future Continuous Tense.
  1. Kamal _____ his room. (clean)

  2. I ____ for you here. (wait)

  3. They _____ the books into her bag. (pack)

  4. The dog _____ the bone. (sniff)

  5. My mother _______ the cake. (bake)

  6. Ashu ______ an ice cream. (buy)

  7. We _____ lunch at my cousin’s place. (have)

  8. Her parents ______ to Punjab. (go)

  9. I _____ an email to my friend. (send)

  10. The boys _______ behind the wall. (hide)

Question 12) Fill in the blanks with the Future Perfect Continuous Tense of the verbs given in the brackets. 
  1. By 6 o’ clock I …………. (read) read this novel for six hours.

  2. By I5th April we …………… (work) here for ten years.

  3. By the end of this month, I ……………… (teach) in this school for twenty years.

  4. By the end of this week the labourers…………….(whitewash) this house for the last fifteen days.

  5. By the end of this year the authorities ……………. (repair) this flyover for the last two years.

PAST TENSE

Question 13) Fill in the blanks with the correct Simple Past Tense form of the verbs given in the brackets.
  1. I …………. (meet) Zoya the day before yesterday.

  2. I ……….. (get) Tina’s email yesterday.

  3. Last night, the patient……… (sleep) well.

  4. Did you know, Ankit………… (fall) asleep while he was driving?

  5. The children …………. (buy) new laptops last year.

  6.   When I was in India, I …………….. (visit) in Delhi, Chennai and Bareilly.

  7. Amita …………… (say) that she would not go.

  8. Rahul and Ali ………… (dance) all night at the party.

Question 14) Fill in the blanks with the Past Perfect Tense of the given verbs.
  1. The leaves ………………. (fall) from the tree before the storm came.

  2. I ……………….. (hear) him call me before I reached his room.

  3. The thief ………………. (jump) over the wall and ran away before I could stop him.

  4. Bhaskar ……………….. (get) the parcel before he left.

  5. The shop …………………… (close) by the time I reached the market.

  6. The lion ………………… (catch) the zebra before it could run away.

  7. We …………………. (finish) cooking the meal by the time we remember red to add salt.

  8. The gardener ………………… (leave) before we could stop him.

  9. The birds ………………….. (fly) away by the time the trees were cut.

  10. She …………………. (take) Kathak classes for two months last years.

  11. Before we realised it, the clouds ………………… (cover) the sky.

  12. I ………………….. (reach) the station by the time the train came.

Question 15) Fill in the blanks using the verbs in the Past Perfect Tense.
  1. We _________ (do) our work by the time the bell rang. 

  2. I knew I _________ (met) her before, although couldn’t recall her name.

  3. I________ just ______ (give) her the ice candy when she dropped it.

  4. Our teacher _________already ________ (tell) us the story, so she asked us to illustrate it.

  5. Pele _________ not _________ (see) such tall before he came to the city.

  6. C.N. Janaki ______ (swim) across the English Channel despite her disability.

Question 16) Fill in the blanks with the Past Continuous form of the given verbs.
  1. I ………………. in the afternoon. (sleep)

  2. We ……………….. to the restaurant for lunch when you called. (go)

  3. My mother …………………. me to complete my homework when the lights went off. (ask)

  4. I ……………….. the plants in our garden. (water) 

  5. Krishna ……………….. with his friends in the evening. (play)

  6. The two brothers …………………. with each other. (fight)

  7. Aakash …………….. home when he saw a man wearing strange clothes standing on the road. (walk)

  8. Seema and Radha ………………. to the audience about pollution. (speak)

Question 17) Fill in the blanks with the Past Perfect Continuous Tense form of the verb given in the brackets:
  1. Tom …………. (play) for two hours, when I went to meet him. 

  2. They…………. (live) here for the last six months.

  3. Hari …………… (stand) at the door for ten minutes.

  4. The peon …………. (ring) the bell for five minutes.

  5. The principal………… (deliver) a speech for the last ten minutes.

Question 18) Put in the correct Past Perfect or the Simple Past Tense form of the verb in the brackets.
  1. I ………… an apple yesterday. (eat)

  2. She ………….. to school in the morning. (go)

  3. My father …………….. at the stop. (stand)

  4. Sunil ………….very rudely to his mother. (speak)

  5. Mona …………….. and went away. (smile)

Question 19) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Past or the Past Continuous form of the given verbs.
  1. The dog ……………. at passersby until the moment when he …………….. his master. (bark, see)

  2. I ……………. a pizza at the cafe while I …………… for my brother to arrive. (eat, wait)

  3. Mary and John ………………. on the project when they ……………….. stuck with a difficult problem. (work, get)

  4. She ……………. water when you ……………. (drink, call)

  5. I ………………… my mother when my mobile phone …………… and …………….. from my hand. (call, slip, fall)

  6. Vishnu …………….. when his canvas ……………….. (paint, tear)

  7. They ………………… the cricket match between India and Pakistan at the stadium when it ……………….. to rain. (watch, begin)

  8. Nisha and Rama ………………. the dishes when the water ……………….. (wash, finish)

Question 20) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Past or Past Perfect Tense of the given verbs.
  1. Dhanu …………….. (leave) by the time I …………… (reach) his house.

  2. I ………………. (complete) most of my homework by the time I ……………………. (realise) that it was the wrong exercise.

  3. The mob ……………… (catch) the thieves by the time the police ………………. (arrive)

  4. My older brother …………….. (work) in many offices before he ………………. (decide) to start his own business.

  5. Beena ……………….. (say) that Tim ………………….. (share) his toys with her the day before.

  6. I ……………….. (just wake) up when the bell …………………. (ring) 

  7. The thief ………………. (escape) by the time the owners ………………….. (return) home.

  8. Sunil ………………… (reach) Chennai before he …………………. (realise) that his wallet was lost.