Complete the News Headlines | Class 10 English Grammar Exercises

Complete the news headlines with an appropriate tense form. This grammar exercise tests a student’s ability to use various tense forms. Tasks of these kinds routinely appear in the CBSE question papers of class 9 and 10.

English Grammar Exercise | Complete the news headlines

1. Union cabinet clears nuclear deal

Union cabinet ………1………. (approved / has approved / had approved) the landmark civilian nuclear co-operation agreement with USA on March 25.
The deal, which ………2……… (allow / allows / is allowing / have allowed) the US to sell nuclear technology to India, still ………3…….. (require / requires / is requiring / has required) the nod from the left parties who …………4……. (are / were / have been / has been) bitterly critical of the deal.

Answers

1. approved; 2. Allows; 3. Requires; 4. Have been

2. India to strengthen ties with Israel

ISRO ………1………. (plans / plan / planned / have planned) to send an Israeli satellite with spying capacities into orbit in a PSLV, marking a milestone in India’s ever strengthening strategic cooperation with Israel. The decision ………….. (drew / has drawn / have drawn / draws) sharp criticism from the Left parties.

Answers

1. plans; 2. Has drawn

3. India, US break logjam to finalize the nuke deal

India and the United states ………1……. (finalized / have finalized / has finalized / had finalized) an agreement to implement their path breaking civil nuclear deal. The announcement ………2…….. (come / came / has come / had come) in a joint press statement issued on Friday, July 20.

Answers

1. have finalized; 2. Came

4. Indian brain powers Nasa’s Mars mission

One of the engineers who ………1………. (played / has played / have played /) a crucial role in Nasa’s Phoenix mission to Mars ………2……. (is / was / have been / has been) an Indian from Gujarat.

Answers

1. played; 2. Was

5. Tires from potatoes, body from plant fibre

A group of students ………1……… (build / built / has built / have built) an environmentally friendly Eco One race car. Its shell ……2………. (made / is made / has made) from hemp, the tires from potatoes and the break pads from cashew nut shells. It also ………3…….. (run / runs / is running / has run) entirely on bio-fuels and bio-lubricants.

Answers

1. have built; 2. Is made; 3. runs

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