Thursday, 4 July 2013

CONVERSION FROM ONE TENSE TO OTHER --EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE


TENSE CONVERSION -- TENSE USAGE

TEST EXERCISE.


Change the following sentences in the directed Tense form. 

1. She narrated the whole incident to the audience in a soft but confident tone.
(Change into Present Continuous Tense)

2. Why had you not greeted the chief guest by garlanding?
  (Change into Future Indefinite Tense)

3. How long did you live in this house?                                     (Change into Past Perfect Continuous Tense)

4. Both the wife and the husband are not on good terms for sometime.
 (Change into Past Perfect Tense)

5.  He went for lunch in the afternoon and returned after an hour.
             ( Present Indefinite Tense)

(ANSWERS)

1. She is narrating the whole incident to the audience in a soft but confident tone.
( Present Continuous Tense)

2. Why will you not greet the chief guest by garlanding?
  ( Future Indefinite Tense)

3. How long  had you been living  in this house   ?                    (Past Perfect Continuous Tense)

4. Both the wife and the husband had not been on good terms for some time.
 ( Past Perfect Tense)


5. He goes for lunch in the afternoon and returns after an hour.
 (Present Indefinite Tense) 


 EXERCISES RELATING TO USAGE OF  TENSES FOR PRACTICE



EXERCISE NO 1.

Use the given verb in the directed Tense form.

1. The little child was looking at his grandfather saying his prayer.
 ( Present Indefinite Tense)

2. We see dew drops fallen on the grass in the morning.
  (Past Perfect Tense)

3. All the guests present at the party enjoyed delicious food and sweets.  
    (Present Continuous Tense)

4. The pictures painted on the wall fascinate the tourists visiting this site.
(Future Indefinite Tense)

5. The hunter aims at the deer with a gun.
(Past Continuous Tense)


(ANSWERS)

1. The little child looks at his grandfather saying his prayer.
     (Present Indefinite Tense)

2. We had seen dewdrops fallen on the grass in the morning.   
      (Past Perfect Tense)

3. All the guests present at the party are enjoying delicious food and sweets.  
    (Present Continuous Tense)

4. The pictures painted on the wall will fascinate the tourists visiting this site.

(Future Indefinite Tense)


5. The hunter was aiming at the deer with a gun.
(Past Continuous Tense)




Exercise No 2.

Use the given verb in the directed Tense form.

1. All the students of my class..........(go) to see the hockey match played in the field.

(Past Perfect Tense)

 2. Only a few students ............(not learn) their lessons properly.

(Present Perfect Tense) 

3. While taking his morning cup of tea my father...............(read)  the newspaper.

(Present Indefinite Tense)

4. People............ (decorate) their houses during festival season

(Past Indefinite Tense)

5. She ............ (sit) next to her friend in the classroom.  (Present  Continuous Tense)


(ANSWERS)
1. All the students of my class..........(had gone) to see the hockey match played in the field.  (Past Perfect Tense) 

 2. Only a few students ............(have not learned) their lessons properly.

(Present Perfect Tense) 

3. While taking his morning cup of tea my father...............(reads)  the newspaper.

(Present Indefinite Tense) 

4. People..........(decorated) their houses during festival season

(Past Indefinite Tense)

 

5. She ............ (is sitting) next to her friend in the classroom.  (Present  Continuous Tense)


EXERCISE NO 3.

Rewrite the following sentences in the directed Tense format.


1. The farmer goes to the fields early in the morning and comes back late in the evening
(Past Tense)

2. A cool wind blew when I went out for a walk in the morning.
(Present Tense)


3. During my vacation I visited my parents to enquire about their welfare. (Future Indefinite Tense ) 

4. The lady caught sight of a small, round, and attractive thing that was gleaming on the table lying next to her. (Future Tense)   

5. Children missed their grandparents very much and the very next day they took their way to their house. (Present Tense)


(ANSWERS)

Change of sentences in the directed Tense format.

1. The farmer went to the fields early in the morning and came back late in the evening
(Past Tense)

2. A cool wind blows when I go out for a walk in the morning.
(Present Tense)

3. During my vacation I shall visit my parents to enquire about 
    their welfare. (Future Indefinite Tense ) 

4. The lady will catch sight of a small, round, and                                    attractive thing that will be gleaming on the table lying
    next to her. (Future Tense)   
5. Children miss their grandparents very much and the very 
    The next day they make their way to their house. (Present Tense)


EXERCISE NO 4.

Change the given sentence into the directed Tense form

1, Flowers do not wither when I keep them moist in water.
    (Past Indefinite Tense)

2. Children went to their school but did not attend the class. 
    (Present Indefinite Tense)

3. The leader  insisted on the immediate release of the accused 
    but the authorities did not permit it. (Future Indefinite Tense)

4. Shadows of trees went longer as we returned from fields 
    in the evening. ( Present Indefinite Tense)

5. Roads are damaged due to heavy rains and these 
    are being repaired. (Past Tense Format)

(ANSWERS)

Change of sentence into the directed Tense form

1, Flowers did not wither when I kept them moist in water.
    (Past Indefinite Tense)

2. Children go to their school but do not attend the class.                         (Present Indefinite Tense)

3. The leader will insist on the immediate release of the accused but the authorities will not permit it. (Future Indefinite Tense)

4. Shadows of trees go longer as we return from fields in the evening. ( Present Indefinite Tense)

5. Roads were damaged due to heavy rains and these were being repaired. (Past Tense Format)


EXERCISE NO 5.

Change the following exclamatory sentences into Simple sentences.

1. How foolish of you to have behaved like this!

2. What a bold fellow you are!

3. How nice to see you here at this time!

4. What a promising child it is!

5. What a foolish question!  


(ANSWERS)

Change from exclamatory sentences to Simple sentences.

1. It was very foolish of you to have behaved like this.

2. You are a very bold fellow.

3. It is very nice to see you here at this time.

4. It is a very promising child.

5. The question is very foolish.  




EXERCISE NO 6.


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 bus 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 she .....(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 the 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. 7.

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


Once two friends ......... (go) to see the 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 8.


Change the following sentences into Future Continuous Tense.

A team of five members is investigating 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 from all walks of life. It is gathering as much information from the people 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 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 9.

Change the following sentences into Present Perfect Tense.


A team of five members is investigating 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 from all walks of life. It is gathering as much information from the people 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 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 Exclamatory form sentences into Simple sentences.


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




(ANSWERS)

EXERCISE NO 6.

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 bus 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 she 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 the 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. 7.

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

Once two friends went (go) to see a 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 reply surprise 
(surprise)  but
delighted (delight) all.  They said (say) "Persons under eighteen are not allowed to see, but we were(be) only two."


Exercise No 8.

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 from ale 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 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 9.

Change the following sentences into Present Perfect Tense.


A team of five members has investigated 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 from all walks of life. It has gathered as much information from the people 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 efforts to give its complete report without delay. Its report has brought all the facts of the case threadbare before the public.



Exercise No. 10.

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. 












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  2. 1)Simple present Tense
    Subject + present form of Main verb + object
    s or es will be added to the verb with singular subject
    and Third person.
    2)Present Continuous Tense
    Subject +is/am/are +verb with ing + object
    3)Present Perfect Tense
    Subject + has/have + 3rd form of verb +object
    4)Present Perfect Continuous Tense
    Subject + have been/has been + verb with ing + object
    PAST
    1)Simple past Tense
    Subject + Past form of verb + object
    2)Past Continuous Tense
    Subject + was/were + verb with ing + object
    3)Past perfect Tense
    Subject +had + 3rd form of verb +object
    4)Past perfect Continuous Tense
    Subject + had been+ verb with ing+object
    FUTURE
    1)Simple Future Tense
    Subject + Shall/will+ present form of verb +object
    I,WE-SHALL.
    In other case Will
    2) Future Continuous Tense
    Subject + shall/will+ present form verb with ing+object
    3)Future perfect Continuous Tense
    Subject + shall have been/will have been + verb with

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  3. ing + object
    4)Future perfect Tense
    Subject +shall/will + have + 3rd form of verb +object

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