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 should have obeyed the orders of her parents.
                                   (Change in to Present Tense)
2. His brother would have reached home by evening.
                            (Change into Past Perfect Tense)
3. The girls pluck flowers in the garden in the morning.
                                         (Past Continuous Tense)
4. He will not shut the door before sleeping.
                      (Change into Present Perfect Tense)
5. Your brother will bring a good news for you.
                      (Change into Past Indefinite Tense)

(ANSWERS)

1. She should  obey the orders of her parents.
                  (Present Tense)
2. His brother had reached home by evening.
          (Past Perfect Tense)
3. The girls were plucking flowers in the garden in the morning.
     (Past Continuous Tense)
4. He has not shut the door before sleeping.
     ( Present Perfect Tense)
5. Your brother brought a good news for you.
      ( Past Indefinite Tense)



 EXERCISES RELATING TO USAGE OF  TENSES FOR PRACTICE



EXERCISE NO 1.


Use the given verb in the directed Tense form .


1. Continuously rising prices of essential goods have made the life of a common man miserable.
(Present Continuous Tense)

2. Maidens sing melodious songs while they pluck flowers in the garden.
  (Past Continuous Tense)

3. Hot and fresh cooked food will be served to guests when they visit her house.     
    (Past Indefinite Tense)

4. Why did you not go to attend the meeting of the committee called       for electing  president ?
     ( Present Perfect Tense)

5. Visitors were waiting for the chief guest and he came very late.
    (Future  Tense Format)  



Exercise No 2.

Use the given verb in the directed Tense form .

1.During coming vacation, I with my friends ……… (visit) a hill station. (Future Indefinite Tense)

2. A cool fresh wind ………….(blow) across the field caressing our faces. (Past Continuous Tense)

3. After leaving his office in the evening, he ………(drive) straight to his house. (Present Indefinite Tense)

4. Taking his reply into consideration, the jury……..(decide) further action in the case. (Past Indefinite Tense)

5. Both the the parties ……….(decide)  not to deal with each other in future.  (Future Perfect Tense)



EXERCISE NO 3.


Rewrite the following sentences in the directed Tense format.


1. She said that she had  attempted to prove her innocence but
     nobody there was ready to accept it. (Present Tense)

2. She considers herself  very intelligent but her husband does not find her to be of that calibre. (Past 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 grand parents very much and the very next        day they took 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 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)


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 !  




Exercise  No 6.


Change the following sentences in the directed tense form.

 1. Why did he not reach his office in time despite he started from home in time?    (Present Indefinite Tense)

2. Where will these people go when it rains?   (Past Indefinite Tense)

3. How much amount will you get when you sell  all the goods in the market ?   (Past Indefinite Tense)

4.How much time does it take you to reach there when you go by bus?    ( Future Indefinite Tense)

5. Why are the children shouting at the old man when he is passing through the street ?   (Past Indefinite Tense)




Exercise  No 7.


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 8.


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 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. 9.

 
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 10.


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 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 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 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.  12.

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.

1.Continuously rising prices of essential goods are making the life of a common man miserable.
    
(Present Continuous Tense)

2.Maidens sang melodious songs while they plucked flowers in the garden.
   
    (Past Continuous Tense)

3. Hot and fresh cooked food was served to guests when they visited her house. 
    (Past Indefinite Tense)

4. Why have you not gone to attend the meeting of the committee           called for electing  president ?
     ( Present Perfect Tense)

5. Visitors will be waiting for the chief guest and he will come very   late.
 (Future Tense Format)  


EXERCISE NO  2.

1. During coming vacation, I with my friends (shall visit) a hill station. (Future Indefinite Tense)

 

2. A cool fresh wind (was blowing) across the field caressing our faces. (Past Continuous Tense)

 

3. After leaving his office in the evening, he (drives) straight to his house. (Present Indefinite Tense)

 

4. Taking his reply into consideration, the jury (decided) further action in the case. (Past Indefinite Tense)

 

5. Both the the parties (have decided)  not to deal with each other in future.  (Future Perfect Tense).



EXERCISE NO 3.

Rewrite the following sentences in the directed Tense format.

1. She says that she has  attempted to prove her innocence but
     nobody there is ready to accept it. (Present Tense)

2. She considered herself  very intelligent but her husband did not find her to be of that caliber. (Past 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 grand parents very much and the very next day they take their way to their house. (Present Tense)


EXERCISE NO 4.


Change the given 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 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. 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.


Change the following sentences in the directed tense form.

 1. Why does he not reach his office in time despite he starts from home in time?    (Present Indefinite Tense)

2. Where did these people go when it rained ? (Past Indefinite Tense)

3. How much amount did you get when you sold  all the goods in the market ?   (Past Indefinite Tense)

4.How much time will it take you to reach there when you go by bus?    ( Future IndefiniteTense)

(Note : In such conditional sentences the part containing condition is always in Present Indefinite Tense)

5. Why were the children shouting at the old man when he was passing through the street ?   (Past Indefinite Tense)



Exercise  No 7.

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 8.

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 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 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. 9.

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 10.


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 11.

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  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. 12.

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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