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Class 6 Tenses Exercise

Question 1) Complete the sentences using the Past Continuous Tense.
  1. Amaan ………………………. (read) his favourite adventure novel.

  2. Amreen ……………………. (drink) a cup of coffee.

  3. Alisha ………………………. (water) the plants on the terrace.

  4. Suman …………………….. ( complete) her history assignment.

  5. Mukund ………………….. (come) home from the gym.

  6. Tarun ……………………… (call) his friend.

  7. Abha and Garima………………………. (play) a board game.

  8. Dhruv and Shruti …………………….. (argue).

Question 2) Complete the sentences using the Past Continuous form of the verbs given in brackets. 
  1. The child ……………………….. (clap) his hands his father …………….. (give) him a toy.

  2. I …………………… (take) a shower when my mother ………………. (call).

  3. While I ……………….. ( stand) at the bus stop. I……………. (see) my friend drive by in his car.

  4. While Suman …………………….. (watch) a film, the computer …………………….. (shut) down. 

  5. I …………………………… (hang) a painting on the wall, when the step-ladder ……………. ( slip).

  6. My neighbours ……………………. (sleep), when they …………… (hear) a loud crash.

  7. While she ………………… (deliver) a speech, the audience …………………… (begin) to shout. 

  8. When they ………………….. (open) the they ………………………… (see) a ghostly figure standing outside.

Question 3) Complete these dialogues using the Past Perfect or the Simple Past Tense.
  1. All the main routes …………………. (close) in view of the Prime Minister’s arrival. Yes the traffic has been diverted east.

  2. On my trip to Varanasi, I ………………… (learn) that Buddha’s teachings …………………… (spread) to many countries.

  3. We are very tired after the race. Oh! That is why you ……………………….. (decide) to order pizza at home.

  4. The spaceship ……………. (land) on Mars. Yes, the mission is a success.

  5. Science ………………………. (make) major discoveries. One of its best inventions was the mobile phone.

  6. He ……………………….. (direct) several films. However, his best film was tha murder mystery.

  7. When I……………………. (be) in college I ………………… (play) football. Now I ……………… (open) a small academy to coach young footballers.

Question 4) Fill in the blanks with the Past Perfect Tense form of the verbs given in brackets.
  1. They ________ together in this school before they went to college. (study)

  2. The children ________ very late last night. (sleep)

  3. By the time we arrived, the movie ________. (start)

  4. They ________ for the match, that’s why they won. (practice)

  5. She ________ us several times since she left the country. (visit)

Question 5) Fill in the blanks with the Future Perfect form of the verbs in the brackets. 
  1. By the time you receive this letter, I _______ (leave) the country.

  2. They _______ not _______ (go) to Russia by then.

  3. By next weekend, I _______ (finish) writing my poetry book.

  4. I _______ (do) my homework by evening.

  5. They _________ (retire) to bed by 11 o’clock.

  6. By the time the notice arrives, I _______ (post) the document.

  7. By the time you reach the theater, the play ________ (begin).

  8. The jury _________ (give) its verdict by noon tomorrow.

  9. Kartik ________ (read) the letter by the time you reach home.

  10. By the time the guests arrive, I _______ (clean) the house.

Question 6) Fill in the blanks using the correct forms of the verbs in the brackets. Read the sentences carefully to identify which tense to use.
  1. That boy _______ (ask) me for a favour, but I ________ (decline).

  2. Mother ________ (drink) tea every morning.

  3. It ________ (be) sunny tomorrow.

  4. She _______ (live) in a small village in Tamil Nadu.

  5. Sultan _______ (be) a well-behaved boy, but not any more.

  6. Vini _______ (join) Pristine College next summer.

  7. The sweeper _______ (sweep) the floor tomorrow.

  8. Amit _______ (return) home soon.

  9. Pia _______ (find) a handwritten letter in the drawer.

  10. Simi _______ (go) to Goa yesterday, but her brother ______ (go) tomorrow.