Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sentence Formation- Sequence of Tenses-Exercises for Practice-with answers.



Exercise for Practice.



 Insert the correct tense of the verb (given in bracket)  in the following blanks.


1. Let me see whoever he………….(may) be.


2. I am so tired that I …………..(can) not walk now.


3. He walked fast lest he………..(shall) miss the bus.


4. He ran away when he………….(see) me.


5. Strong though he is, he……… (be) not so bold.  


6. It is now a week since the factory ……..(break) up.


7. I shall leave the place only when you…….(come) back.


8. I never understood why he ………(behave) like this.


9. The stars will shine in the sky as long as the world ………(last).


10. He walked as if he …………….(be) lame.




Answers : 

1. may 2. Can 3.should  4.  Saw 5.is 6. broke 7.come 8.behaved 9.lasts 10. were.


Exercise for Practice.


Insert the correct tense of the verb (given in bracket)  in the following blanks.


1. Poor though he is, he ………(be) not dishonest.


2. As far as I found out, his statement…….(be) not true.


3.We had hardly reached the office when the boss ……..(leave)for Delhi.


4. A man will reap as he ……..(sow).


5. Make haste lest you……..(shall)miss the chance.


6. Virtue ennobles but vice……….(degrade)


7. You must follow me whether you………(like) it or not.


8. His mother says that he……..(be) much better now.


9. He ordered his secretary to note down what he……..(dictate).


10. He remained cheerful though he ……..(has) been ill for some days.



Answers  :

1.is   2.was   3.left   4.sows  5.should  6.degrades 7.like  8.is  9.dictated  10.had.