Thursday, 4 July 2013

EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE --- CONVERSION OF TENSES

Conversion of Sentences from One Tense to Another --

SOME EXERCISES RELATING TO USAGE OF DIFFERENT TENSES FOR PRACTICE.





EXERCISE NO 1.



Use the given verb in the directed Tense form .



1. How much work ........you..........(1. finish) before we ........( 2. return) ?

(1. Future Perfect Tense  2. Present Indefinite Tense)  
2. Whose book .........you .........(borrow) ?  (Past Indefinite Tense)

3. Why ........the children not .........(learn) their lessons ? (Present Continuous Tense)

4. Her mother ............(not cook) food for her at that time. (Future continuous Tense)

5. The shopkeeper .............(cheat) all the customers badly. (Present Perfect Tense) 




EXERCISE NO  2.

Use the given verb in the directed Tense form .


1. We ........(go) to see a fair in the village.  (Past Indefinite Tense)

2. Whom ....... you .......(pay) the money? ( Future Indefinite Tense) 

3.The boys .............(not play) a match tomorrow. ( Future Continuous Tense)

4. I ..........(not know) where his brother ........(live). (Present Indefinite Tense)

5. Since when ............you ...........(live) in this city ? (Past Perfect Continuous Tense)




EXERCISE NO 3.



Use the given verb in the directed Tense form.



1. How many players ............(play) in the ground? (Present Continuous Tense)

2. When ........you ........(expect) her to reach here?  (Present Indefinite Tense)

3. How many lesson .............you ..........(learn)  so far ? (Present Perfect Tense)

4. For how long ........they .........(wait) for us ? (Present Perfect Continuous Tense)

5. I ..........(1. not know) where .........he ..............(2. live).
(1. Present Indefinite Tense 2. Past Perfect Tense)






EXERCISE NO 4.



Change the given sentence into the directed Tense form


1, Flowers will not have withered away.  (Present Perfect Tense)

2. Children had not learnt their lessons. (Future Perfect Tense)

3. The lender is not insisting on immediate payment of the loan. (Future Indefinite Tense)

4. Shadows of trees had gone longer in the evening. ( Present Indefinite Tense)

5. Their efforts are not showing good results. ( Past Perfect Tense)


Exercise  No 5.

Change the following sentences in the directed tense form.


1. Why was the doctor not attending to the patient?
(Present Indefinite Tense)

2. Why had she not returned home till late night?
(Future Indefinite Tense)

3. His brother will not have reached there till now.
(Present Perfect Tense)

4.How many travellers were travelling in the train?
(Past Perfect Tense)

5.  Why had he not returned your book to you in time?

(Past Indefinite Tense)

Exercise  No 6.


Change the following sentences in the directed tense form.

1. He will do what he wants to do.
(Past Indefinite Tense)

2.Why do you not reach there before his arrival ?
(Past Perfect Tense)

3.Where had they gone in the morning?
(Future Continuous Tense)

4. Have they been waiting for us since morning?
(Future Perfect Continuous Tense)

5. Which song will the girls sing this time?
(Present Perfect Tense)







EXERCISE NO 7.


Use the given verb in the directed Tense form.



Sometime back I ........ (go) (Past Indefinite Tense)  to a village to see one of my old friends. I ..............(board) (Past Indefinite Tense)  a bus from bus stand and ...........(start) (Past Indefinite Tense)  for the village. I .............( travel) (Past Indefinite Tense) for about two hours and ..........(reach) (Past Indefinite Tense)  my destination. My friend ...........(wait) (Past Continuous Tense) for me at the bust stand. He......... (take)(Past Indefinite Tense) me to his house in his car. We both.............(study) (Past Perfect Tense) together in the school. I ..........(meet) (Past Indefinite Tense) all the members of his family. They ............(feel) (Past continuous Tense)  very happy to see me with them. I ..........( stay) (Past Indefinite Tense) there for about one week. During this period I once..........(go) (Past Perfect Tense) a little unwell. He ............(take) (Past Indefinite Tense) me to the village dispensary for medicine. A lady doctor ..........(sit)(Past Continuous Tense)  there. A large number of patients ..........(sit) (Past Continuous Tense) in two rows in front of her room. Men and women ........(sit) (Past continuous Tense) in separate rows. I ....(have) (past Indefinite Tense) an amusing experience there. A young woman with her face veiled ........(sit) (Past Continuous Tense) in front of the doctor. She.......(ask) (Past Indefinite Tense) her name. She replied. Then she ....(ask) (Past indefinite Tense) her if she was  married. She ......(reply)(Past Indefinite Tense) in affirmative. Then he .....(ask) (Past Indefinite Tense) her the name of her husband. She ......(blush) (Past Indefinite tense) only but ......(not speak) (Past Indefinite Tense). She .......(move) her finger forming a circle in air. The doctor .........(not make out) anything out of it. A lady sitting behind her......... (tell) (Past Indefinite tense)  the doctor that she..........(say) (Past Continuous Tense)  'moon' and it ...........(mean) (Past Indefinite Tense) that his name was Chander Parkash




Exercise No. 8.

 
Fill in the blanks in following sentences with verbs in Past Indefinite Tense form.



Once two friends ......... (go) to see picture in a theatre. They both...... (stand) in a queue for half an hour to purchase tickets for themselves. At last they..........(reach) the window. They ........ (be) stunned to read a notice written above the ticket window. Both of them........(talk) something with each other. They......... (decide) not to see the picture. They..........(move) away from there without seeing the movie.On reaching home all........ (enquire) from them why they .......... (return) without seeing the movie. Their reply ..............(surprise) but........... (delight) all.  They ..,.....(say) , "Persons under eighteen are not allowed to see, but we ........(be) only two."




Exercise No 9.


Change the following sentences into Future Continuous Tense.




A team of five members is investigating into the case. It is trying to find out the truth. It is visiting the site of the case. It is trying to identify the culprit. It is contacting all the people residing in the vicinity. It is making inquiries from people of all the walks of life. It is gathering as much information from the people as much as it can. It is also finding out persons responsible for the fault. It is recording statements of people reported to be involved in the case. It is making its efforts to give its complete report without delay. Its report is going to bring all the facts of the case threadbare before the public.





Exercise No 10.


Change the following sentences into Present Perfect Tense.



A team of five members is investigating into the case. It is trying to find out the truth. It is visiting the site of the case. It is trying to identify the culprit. It is contacting all the people residing in the vicinity. It is making inquiries from people of all the walks of life. It is gathering as much information from the people as much as it can. It is also finding out persons responsible for the fault. It is recording statements of people reported to be involved in the case. It is making its efforts to give its complete report without delay. Its report is going to bring all the facts of the case threadbare before the public.



Exercise No.  11.

Change the following Exclamatory form sentences into Simple sentences.


1. How beautiful her gait is !
2. What a smart action his is !
3. What a beautiful weather it is !
4. How lovely the child is!
5. What a simple this sum is !  









(ANSWERS)


EXERCISE NO 1.


Use the given verb in the directed Tense form .


1. How much work will you have finished before we return?

2. Whose book had you you borrowed ?  (Past Indefinite Tense)

3. Why are .the children not not learning their lessons ? (Present Continuous Tense)

4. Her mother will not be cooking food for her at that time. (Future continuous Tense)

5. The shopkeeper has cheated all the customers badly. Presentsent Perfect Tense) 




EXERCISE NO  2.
 
Use the given verb in the directed Tense form .

1. We went  to see a fair in the village.  (Past Indefinite Tense)

2. Whom will you pay the money? ( Future Indefinite Tense) 

3.The boys will not be playing  a match tomorrow. ( Future Continuous Tense)

4. I do not know where his brother lives. (Present Indefinite Tense)

5. Since when had you been living in this city ? (Past Perfect Continuous Tense)




EXERCISE NO 3.




Use the given verb in the directed Tense form.

1. How many players  are playing  in the ground? (Present Continuous Tense)

2. When  do you expect  her to reach here?  (Present Indefinite Tense)

3. How many lessons have you learnt  so far ? (Present Perfect Tense)

4. For how long have .they been waiting for us ? (Present Perfect Continuous Tense)

5. I do not know) where had .he lived.
(1. Present Indefinite Tense 2. Past Perfect Tense)




EXERCISE NO 4.

Change the given sentence into the directed Tense form


1, Flowers  have not withered away.  (Present Perfect Tense)

2. Children will not have learnt their lessons. (Future Perfect Tense)

3. The lender will not insist on immediate payment of the loan. (Future Indefinite Tense)
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4. Shadows of trees go longer in the evening. ( Present Indefinite Tense)

5. Their efforts had not shown good results. ( Past Perfect Tense)





Exercise  No 5.

Change the following sentences in the directed tense form.


1. Why has the doctor not attended to the patient?
(Present Indefinite Tense)

2. Why will she not return home till late night?
(Future Indefinite Tense)

3. His brother has not  reached there till now.
(Present Perfect Tense)

4.How many travellers had travelled in the train?
(Past Perfect Tense)

5.  Why did he not return your book to you in time?
(Past Indefinite Tense





Exercise  No 6.

Change the following sentences in the directed tense form.

1. He did what he wanted to do.
(Past Indefinite Tense)

2.Why had you not reached there before his arrival ?
(Past Perfect Tense)

3.Where will they be going in the morning?
(Future Continuous Tense)

4. Will they have been waiting for us since morning?
(Future Perfect Continuous Tense)

5. Which song have the girls sung this time?
(Present Perfect Tense)




EXERCISE NO 7.

Use the given verb in the directed Tense form.

Sometime back I  went (go) (Past Indefinite Tense)  to a village to see one of my old friends. I boarded..(board) (Past Indefinite Tense)  a bus from bus stand and started.(start) (Past Indefinite Tense)  for the village. I travelled ( travel) (Past Indefinite Tense) for about two hours and reached (reach) (Past Indefinite Tense)  my destination. My friend waited.(wait) (Past Continuous Tense) for me at the bust stand. He took(take)(Past Indefinite Tense) me to his house in his car. We both. had studied(study) (Past Perfect Tense) together in the school. I met .(meet) (Past Indefinite Tense)  all the members of his family. They were  feeling (feel) (Past continuous Tense)  very happy to see me with them. I stayed.( stay) (Past Indefinite Tense) there for about one week. During this period I once went (go) (Past Perfect Tense) a little unwell. He took .(take) (Past Indefinite Tense) me to the village dispensary for medicine. A lady doctor was sitting .(sit)(Past Continuous Tense)  there. A large number of patients were sitting (sit) (Past Continuous Tense) in two rows in front of her room. Men and women were sitting.(sit) (Past continuous Tense) in separate rows. I had (have) (past Indefinite Tense) an amusing experience there. A young woman with her face veiled was sitting (sit) (Past Continuous Tense) in front of the doctor. The doctor asked(ask) (Past Indefinite Tense) her name. She replied. Then she asked (ask) (Past indefinite Tense) her if she was  married. She replied (reply)(Past Indefinite Tense) in affirmative. Then he asked (ask) (Past Indefinite Tense) her the name of her husband. She blushed.(blush) (Past Indefinite tense) only but  did not speak (not speak) (Past Indefinite Tense). She  moved (move) her finger forming a circle in air. The doctor did not make out (not make out) (Past Indefinite tense )anything out of it. A lady sitting behind her told (tell) (Past Indefinite tense)  the doctor that she was saying (say) (Past Continuous Tense)  'moon' and it meant (mean) (Past Indefinite Tense) that his name was Chander Parkash.

Exercise No. 8.

Fill in the blanks in following sentences with verbs in Past Indefinite Tense form.

Once two friends went (go) to see picture in a theatre. They both stood (stand) in a queue for half an hour to purchase tickets for themselves. At last they reached (reach) the window. They were (be) stunned to read a notice written above the ticket window. Both of them talked (talk) something with each other. They decided (decide) not to see the picture. They moved (move) away from there without seeing the movie.On reaching home all enquired (enquire) from them why they returned (return) without seeing the movie. Their replysurprised 
(surprise)  but
delighted (delight) all.  They said (say) "Persons under eighteen are not allowed to see, but we were(be) only two."




Exercise No 9.

Change the following sentences into Future Continuous Tense.


A team of five members will be investigating into the case. It will be trying to find out the truth. It will be visiting the site of the case. It will be trying to identify the culprit. It will be contacting all the people residing in the vicinity. It will be making inquiries from people of all the walks of life. It will be gathering as much information from the people as much as it can. It will be also finding out persons responsible for the fault. It will be recording statements of people reported to be involved in the case. It will be making its efforts to give its complete report without delay. Its report will be bringing all the facts of the case threadbare before the public.


Exercise No 10.

Change the following sentences into Present Perfect Tense.


A team of five members has investigated into the case. It has tried to find out the truth. It has visited the site of the case. It has tried to identify the culprit. It has contacted all the people residing in the vicinity. It has made inquiries from people of all the walks of life. It has gathered as much information from the people as much as it could. It has also found out persons responsible for the fault. It has recorded statements of people reported to be involved in the case. It has made its efforts to give its complete report without delay. Its report has brought all the facts of the case threadbare before the public.



Exercise No. 11.

Change the following Exclamatory sentences into Simple sentences.

1. Her gait is very beautiful.
2. His action  is very smart.
3. The weather is very beautiful. 
4. The child is very lovely. 
5. The sum is very simple.