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Class 7 Tenses Exercise

THE PRESENT TENSE

Question 1) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Present Tense of the verbs given in the brackets:
  1.  I ……….. faster than my sister. (run)
  2.  Anu …..……. her work sincerely. (do)
  3.  We …………….. things a bit too seriously. (take)
  4.  They ………… to god in the morning. (pray)
  5.  You …..……. much of your time in idle gossip . (waste)
  6.  This magician …….…… amazing tricks. (perform)
  7.  These children …….…… us very often .(disturb)
  8.  My watch ……………. thirty seconds a day. (lose)
  9. It ……….… heavily in our state. (rain)
  10.  These girls …….…… music every day. (learn)

 

Question 2) Complete the following sentences with the Present Perfect forms of the verbs in brackets.
  1. I _________ a new bicycle. (buy)
  2. We ________ dinner. (eat)
  3. We _________ a lot of money for a charity show for the earthquake victims. (collect)
  4. The holiday’s _________ late this year. (begin)
  5. Since the holidays _______ started, we _______ no rest. (have)
  6. We’re going to thanjavur by car. We _______ lots of sandwiches and other snacks for the trip. (park)
  7. Mr. Rao travels a lot. He ________ China, Japan and Dubai in the last two weeks. (be)
  8. We _________ a good movie for a long time now. (not see)
  9. I don’t need your company. I _________ alone. (always travel)
  10. Hina _________ her new mobile phone. (just lose)
  11. Manya ________ my book yet. ( not return)
  12. She ________ of becoming a poilt since childhood. (dream)
  13. _______ you ever _______ a horse? (ride)
  14. We _________ such a spectacle. (never witness)
  15. Where _______ you ________ all summer? (be)

 

Question 3) Fill in the blanks using the Present Perfect Tense. One has been done for you.
  1. I …………. (Come) to your school to demonstrate a few things about using computers for your students. As we ………… (See) recently, the computer is very important tool in the modern world. How many of you ……………. (Use) computers before? Don’t worry if you ……………. (Not use) the computer before. I …………… (Learn) to use the computer recently.
  2. We know that pollution ……….. (Become) a threat to our survival. Before the industrial revolution in the 19th century, people lived more in harmony with their immediate environment. With the spread of industrialization, the problem of pollution ………… (Increase) when the earth’s population was much smaller, no one believed pollution would ever present a serious problem. With the increasing pollution on the planet, it ……………. (Become) apparent that there are limits. Pollution is one of the signs that human …………… (Exceed) those limits.
  3. I ……………. (Invite) a few friends to join us for dinner. We ………….. (Not) ……………… (See) them in a while. I ………… (Keep) the menu simple. I ……………… (Be) to the market and I ……….. (Buy) the meat I will cook. I …………….. (Plan) to make some pulao to go with it. Will that be all right?

 

Question 4) Fill in the blanks with the Present Continuous Tense of the given verbs.
  1. Hurry up! Amit ____________ for us. (wait)
  2. I ___________ janaki today. (meet)
  3. I hate to be disturbed when I ____________ (work)
  4. Do you know the boy who ______________ on the platform by himself? (stand)
  5. Let me warn you that you _________ a mistake.(make)
  6. We _________ (study) for tomorrow’s exam.
  7. Zubin _________ the plants. (prune)
  8. We ___________ the dough for the cake. (present)

 

Question 5) Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs given in the brackets in the Present Continuous Tense:
  1. The home team …………… well in the tournament. (play)
  2. Who ………… in my bed? (lie)
  3. 3.The government……………. sincere efforts to solve our problems. (make)
  4. what ………….. these days? (you, write)
  5. 5.I …………. in the house any longer. (not live)
  6. The squirrel …………….. the nuts in a hole in the tree. (hide)
  7. Mr. Krishnan…….. .. extra classes for children weak in English. (take)
  8. Who ………. for? (they, wait)
  9. How many teams ……………. in the debate competition? (participate)
  10. Why ……… today? (the farmers, not work)

 

Question 6) Fill in the blanks using the Present Continuous Tense of the verbs. 
  1. We ………….. (Celebrate) my birthday.
  2. They …………… (Join) us for dinner tonight.
  3. My parents ………….. (Buy) me a gift for my birthday.
  4. My father …………… (Cook) a special dish for us.
  5. I …………… (Help) my father with the cooking.
  6. I …………… (Go) for the relay match.
  7. The eagle …………… (Fly) is very high.
  8. I ……………. (Look) at the nest in the tree through my binoculars.

 

Question 7) Fill in the blanks with the Present Continuous Tense of the given verbs.
  1. Mary __________ (draw) water from the now well for washing clothes.
  2. Sujan__________ (draft) the letter at the moment.
  3. The kids ____________ (play) computer games for two hours now.
  4. It ______________ (snow) all week in Srinagar.
  5. We ____________ (wait) for Trisha since 9 a.m.
  6. What is that sound? I wonder if the neighbor’s baby ___________ (cry) again.
  7. You look very sleepy. _____________ (you, get) enough sleep lately?
  8. Our maths teacher _______________ (feel) unwell for the past week.
  9. Tulika is fluent in Chinese now. She ____________ (go) for weekly Chinese classes.
  10. Sweta _______________ (watch) films all day. No wonder she can barely keep her eyes open now!

 

Question 8) Use the Present Perfect Continuous Tense in the following sentences.
  1. The children_______ TV all evening. (watch)
  2. I _______ for two hours. (read)
  3. I ______ well for several weeks now. (not feel)
  4.  Tippy _______ us lately. ( not visit)
  5. They __________ in Kolkata since Mr. Sharma was posted there in 1999. (live)
  6. I ________ books on palmistry. (read)
  7. My computer ________ trouble. (give)
  8. Sara ________ the piano since she was in Class II. (play)
  9. We _________ for the show to start for 30 minutes. (wait)
  10. Manish and Kiran ______ badminton for a long time. (play)
  11. I_______ French for two months. (learn)
  12. The grass is wet. _______ It _______? (rain)

 

THE FUTURE TENSE

Question 9) Fill in the blanks with the Future Perfect of the verbs given in brackets.
  1. The students …………. (Finish) their examinations by next Monday.
  2. In the next few months the celebration ……………… (stop)
  3. These mangoes ……………. (Be) ready to be eaten by today evening.
  4. I …………… (Move) to Hyderabad by next year.
  5. The police …………. (Identify) the owner of the car very soon.
  6. Chaminda …………… (Play) the IPL series for 4 years by next year.
  7. She …………. (Post) the letter by Wednesday.
  8. All my doubts …………….. (Clear) with your help by the time of our test.
  9. By 7 tonight, how many hours …………… (Study)?
  10. In two years, we …………… (Live) for 14 years.

 

Question 10) Complete the sentences using the Future Perfect form of the given verbs.
  1. Tarun and Aditi _______________ by this time tomorrow. ( arrive )
  2. I ____________ my homework by tomorrow. ( complete )
  3. Daniel ______________ a complaint against his landlord by this evening. ( lodge )
  4. Sunita’s mother ______________ her lunch before she leaves for work. ( pack )
  5. The old man ____________ the puppy by noon ( feed )
  6. The parrot ______________ a new song by this time next week. ( learn)

 

Question 11) Fill in the blanks with the Future Continuous Tense from the verbs given in brackets.
  1. On my turn, I am sure my daughter ___________ (wait) for me.
  2. Those black clouds suggest that it ___________ (rain) when we start.
  3. Soon she __________ (reach) the peak of success.
  4. Being better than opponents, we _________ (win) this match.
  5. We __________ (visit) some famous historical places next month.
  6. Tomorrow, I ____________ (attend) the group discussion.
  7. As it is the rainy season, every member ____________ (carry) a raincoat on the trip.
  8. As the milk is too hot, I ____________ (drink) it later.
  9. Being older, my brother ____________ (receive) the membership before I do.
  10. The river is in spate and _____________ (flood) its banks soon.

 

Question 12) Fill in the blanks using the Future Continuous Tense of the given verbs.
  1. I have a severe toothache. I _____________ the dentist. (visit)
  2. Dina ___________ for the birthday party. (come)
  3. We ____________ our holidays in Delhi this year. (spend)
  4. We ____________ lots of mangoes from Mumbai. (get)
  5. By this time next week, I ______________ in Singapore. (work)
  6. _______________ you ___________ the concert this year? (Attend)
  7. The Ghosh family _____________ to Kerala this summer. (fly)
  8. Will Tandra ___________ with you in April? (stay)

 

Question 13) Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb in Future Continuous Tense.
  1. I ……………. harder next year. (work )
  2. I …………. to you off and on. (write)
  3. I am sure she …………… for you . (wait) 
  4. We ………………. forward to you visit . (eagerly look )
  5. She …………. the luggage when I reach home. (pack)

 

Question 14) Complete the sentences using the Future Perfect Continuous form of the given verbs.
  1.  By next June, we ________________________ on the project for three months. (work )
  2. I _________________ the house for two hours when it strikes ten. ( clean )
  3. The class ___________________ over one hour by the time the bell rings. ( continue )
  4. Come August, we _______________ in Mumbai five years. ( live )
  5. When I meet my nursery class teacher next week, it _____________ nearly five years since I left school. ( be )
  6. By 2017, Sarojini ___________ as a professional singer for a decade. ( perform )
  7. They ____________ abroad for two years by this time next year. ( stay )
  8. By today, it _____________ for three days continuously. ( rain )

 

Question 15) Fill in the blanks with the appropriate Future Tense forms of the verbs given in brackets to complete these sentences.
  1. The bus ________ in twenty minutes. (leave)
  2. I _________ twelve years next month. (complete)
  3. The doctor ________ your colony next Friday. (visit)
  4. I’m sorry, I __________ the assignment by tomorrow. (not finish)
  5. __________ we _________ Ritu and her sister for dinner? (invite)
  6. I believe P.V. Sindhu_______ the match. (win)
  7. The guard _______ unauthorized persons to enter the premises. (not permit)
  8. The time tomorrow she_______ to Mumbai. She ________ surprised when she gets the tickets for the show. (fly, be)
  9. Technology changes so quickly, this phone ________ much less in six months. (cost)
  10. We _________ on Friday to finalize all arrangements for the farewell party. (meet)

 

THE PAST TENSE

Question 16) Complete the passage with the Simple Past Tense of the given verbs.

It _________ (be) a wonder of nature. Three leopards in an African forest __________ (play) with a young fawn, but they __________ (do) not harm him. The fawn _________ (walk) around the predators on unsteady legs, while they ____________ (lick) the little thing. After a while, they ________ (let) it go. Was it one of those incredible stories of predators who ________ (turn) nurturers? The wildlife photographer who ______________ (capture) the incredible incident ____________ (disagree). ‘I think both parties were just curious.’  The photos soon __________ (make) their way into social media. ’ Leopards show Bambi some love,’____________ (declare) the newspaper headlines.

Question 17) Fill in the following blanks with the verbs given in brackets using the Past Perfect Tense.
  1. Amita…………… (Go) back to her hostel before I knew it.
  2. I ……………… (Wait) for you for two hours before I finally left.
  3. I …………….. (Inform) you about my arrival before I reached.
  4. My mother said that you ………… (Call) me up earlier too.
  5. Dishari ………………. (Expect) to make it to the top this time.
  6. The office record showed that she ……………. (Complete) her graduation in 2017.
  7. They …………. (Finish) their work much before the deadline.
  8. The crowd …………… (Catch) thee cat before Rohan arrived.  

 

Question 18) Complete the passage with the correct Past Tense form of the given verbs.

The ferry __________ (wait) as its usual post by the ghat. It __________   (be) 1o’clock. By that time, the flower seller __________ (peddle) her wares for two hours, the fruit seller __________ (do) brisk business through the day. His mangoes __________ (be) especially popular. No one knew when it ________ (happen), but all of a sudden, there ________ (be) a shrill cry, followed by shouts of ‘Help! Get him out of the water!’ The cry __________  (be) that of a mother. A minute ago, she _________ (mind) in her younger son and _________ (not notice) that the elder one __________ (inch) towards the water as he __________ (play). The boy’s savior  ______________ (be) an unlikely one. One of the stray dogs who ________ (hang) around the ghat in the hopes of scraps thrown by passerby _____________ (jump) into the water as soon as he ______________ (see) the boy fall in. The brave creature____________ (hold) on to the boy’s shirt by his teeth and _______________ (drag) him back to the ghat. Why ____________ (do) he do it?  Perhaps it  _____________ (be) the universal kindness that binds all of God’s creatures together.

Question 19) Use the correct Past forms of the verbs given in brackets to complete the sentences below.
  1. He thanked me for what I ________ (do).
  2. We _________ (not see) Mohit all morning and ________(wonder) where he ______ (be).
  3. The headmaster_________ (want) to see you in his office this morning.
  4. The taxi driver_______ (agree) to the fare and_________(drive) us to the school.
  5. The sun _________ (set) and the night______(descend) quickly.
  6. People_______ (come) out in large numbers to cast their vote.
  7. The children________ (ask) their teacher a lot of questions.
  8. We ______ (reach) the station when the train_______(arrive).
  9. He ________ (know) that they_______ (keep) all their in the bank.
  10. I_______ (want) him to bring the files sooner then he ________ (do).

 

Question 20) Fill in the blanks with the Past Tense of the verbs given in the brackets:
  1. A large number of angles ……….. overhead. (fly) 
  2. A river …….. near our village. (flow) 
  3. The body …….. awake in bed. (lie)
  4. The old lady …….. her coat on a peg. (Hang)
  5. The enemy……… at the dead of night . (flee) 
  6. Pamela …………… the costliest gown. (Choose)
  7. She ……….. when she said was not feeling well. (lie)
  8. The villagers thoughtlessly …………. several trees. (fell)
  9. These useful tools ………… me very little . (cost)
  10. She gently ………. the baby by her side and went to sleep. (lay) 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Question 21) Use the correct tense form in the following sentences. 
  1. I _________ in the garden for two hours, when it started to rain. (work)
  2. The baby _______ all day. (sleep)
  3. Poonam ________ for the exams, and she did not score well. (not studying)
  4. Tarun _______ so he lost the match. (not practice)
  5. Gagan ________ football for a long time. (play)
  6. They ________ in kerala for most of their lives. (live)
  7. I __________ mathematics for several years and had become quite good at it. (study)
  8. The child_______ in the garden for four hours. (sit)

 

Question 22) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Present or Present Continuous forms of the given verbs.
  1. I ___________ (work) now. In the evening, I __________ (play) guitar in a show with my band. I can talk to you after the show.
  2. Mary _______ (love) orange juice. She always _________ (have) some with breakfast.
  3. They _________ (vacate) the house tomorrow. They _________ (pack) at the moment.
  4. Archana always _________ (ride) her school as she _________ (live) nearby.
  5. The moon _____________ (revolve) around the earth. The moon ________ (shine) brightly tonight.
  6. Our neighbor. Mr. Sinha, ________ (go) for a jog in the park every day.
  7. I ____________ (think) I ________ (develop) a fever.
  8. Can’t you see Ritika ___________ (read) under the banyan tree ?
  9. Our school’s annual play ________ (start) at 6 p.m.
  10. My mother always _____________ (go) to the market herself, but today my father _______________ (accompany) her.

 

Question 23) Fill in the blanks with the correct tense, Simple Present or Present Continuous, of the verbs given in the brackets:
  1. The jewellery box …………. a precious diamond necklace. (contain)
  2. I ……………. that all human beings ………….. selfish. (not believe, be)
  3. This syrup ………. bitter. Can’t have a capsule?(taste)
  4. ………… where I put my purse? (you know)
  5. ………… to you? (these books, belong )
  6. The car you ………… at …………… to my father. (look, belong)

 

Question 24) Use the Simple Present or the Present Continuous forms to express the future in the following paragraph.

The date of the school cultural festival_________ (approach). Let’s go over the plans again. The chief guest______ (arrive) at 12.30 p.m. Deepa and Gagan________ (greet) him and Deepa______ (present) a bouquet of flowers. As soon as everyone is seated, the show______ (start). Maya ________ (present) the welcome address. Is the choir ready? They _______ (sing) the welcome song while the chief guest______ (light) the lamp. After the entertainment programme and prize distribution, the vice principal_______ (propose) the vote of thanks. I hope everything _______(go) well.

Question 25) Fill in the blanks with the correct tense, Present Continuous or Present Perfect Continuous, of the verb given in the brackets:
  1. The children remained quiet for a while but now they ………. A noise. (again make)
  2. The children ……….. a noise for at least ten minutes. Is there no teacher in the class?
  3. …………. in the same office? (you’ll still work ) No, I have changed my job. 
  4. Monica lives in Agra. She ……….. there since she was born. (live )
  5. When are we leaving for Mussoorie? I……….. forward to this trip for so many months. (look)
  6. These days I …………. Judo. I find it very useful. (learn)
  7. Let us wait for a moment. The servant ……………. my room. (clean)

 

Question 26) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Past or the Past Continuous Tense of the given verbs.
  1. When I ____________ (reach) home, everyone ________ (sleep).
  2. While traveling to Delhi by train, we _________ (make) lots of new friends.
  3. Although it ____________ (snow), the plane _________ (take off).
  4. Katrina ____________ (cycle) when she _____________ (have) an accident.
  5. The grandchildren ______________ (wrap) birthday gifts when their grandfather ________________ (walk) into the room.
  6. I ______________ home yesterday evening when the lights _______________ off. (walk, go) 
  7. Sindhu ______________ (sit) in a café when you _______________ (call).
  8. Who _____________ (wait) for Vinod when he _____________ (arrive) at the dentist’s clinic?

 

Question 27) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Past or the Past Perfect Continuous Tense of the given verbs.
  1. My sister ___________ (try) to repair the cooler all day.
  2. Sidney _____________ (sing) for two years before he _________ (meet) David and they ________ (form) a band together.
  3. I ____________ (study) for two hours by the time the clock ________(strike) one.
  4. When I __________ (become) friends with Dinesh and Shobhna in 2009, the brother-sister duo ________ (take) care of animals at their shelter for ten years.
  5. Sarah ________ (practice) her badminton shots for an hour.
  6. Eighty-year-old Savitri _____________ (narrate) stories of her childhood in Lahore to her granddaughter when the little girl ___________ (ask) her a question.

 

Question 31) Fill in the blanks with the correct tense, Simple Past or Past Continuous, of the verbs given in the brackets:
  1. While he ……….. the plats, it ………. to rain. (water, begin)
  2. When Sumi ……………. she ………… down and ………. her leg. (run, fall, hurt)
  3. 3.I…………… to a friend while the football match was in progress. I ……….. the ball ………….. in my direction until it ……… too late. (talk, not realize, come, be)
  4. When I …………… the room, Mama ……….. a recipe with a friend. She ………. off the discussion and ……….. into the kitchen to prepare a cup of tea for me. (enter,discuss,break, go)
  5. We ……………. the match on television when suddenly the light ………… off. (thoroughly enjoy, go)
  6. As he …………. into the bus, it ………… suddenly and he ……………. back on the road.(get,start,fall)
  7. Papa ………….. about the car. He ………. He ………… it because it ………. an old model. (always complain, say not like, be)

 

Question 28) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Past or the Past Perfect Tense of the given verbs.
  1. I’m sure I ___________ (turn) the gas off before I _____________ (go) to the gym.
  2. She ___________ (think) of inviting many people to the party initially, but she __________ (change) her mind later.
  3.  Gaeta ___________ (live) in Delhi all her life until she _________ (move) to Kolkata.
  4. Dhanush told us that he _________ (already sell) his house.
  5. I ____________ (already wait) for the taxi for an hour before I _____________ (realise) that it wasn’t coming.
  6. The students ______________ (complete) several chapters by the time the teachers __________ (inform) them that the exam had been cancelled.
  7. James __________ (exclaim) that he ___________ (forget) to bring the birthday gift.
  8. Suneet ____________ (finish) his assignment, so he ____________ (come) to watch a film with us.

 

Question 29) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Past or the Present Perfect Tense of the verbs given in the brackets:
  1. I ………… the famous artist Ranjan. I know him well. (often meet)
  2. I……….the famous artist Ranjan during a film festival in 2011. (meet)
  3. He is buying new furniture because he ………… to a new house. (shift)
  4. don’t take this medicine. It ………… (already expire)
  5. 5.Don’t send a letter to my old address. I …………. Patel Nagar long back. (leave)
  6. A few weeks ago they …………….. They ……….. to each other since then. (quarrel’ not speak)
  7. My father …………. The house early in the morning. He ………… .(leave, just return )

 

Question 30) Fill in the blanks with the Simple Past or the Present Perfect Tense of the given verbs.
  1. Rupa _________ (finish) her MA in 2015. She ____________ (join) the University of reading for her PhD.
  2. She __________ (never go) to the United Kingdom but she ________ (live) in the USA for a year as an exchange student.
  3. While walking down a crowded street, she loudly exclaimed,’ Oh no! I__________ (lose) my phone!’
  4. Jonas ___________ (read) seven books last week.
  5. Thomas _________ (visit) Australia when he was young.
  6. The ship’s crew __________ (launch) the lifeboats as soon as they noticed that the vessel had developed a fault.
  7. Sana and Rosa ____________ (live) in eight countries, so they know a lot about the cultures of different nations.
  8. Ouch! Just ___________ (cut) my hand using the can opener.