Tenses Worksheet for Classes 9 and 10

Gap fill exercises routinely appear in the English question papers of classes 9 and 10. With a little practice you can easily complete these tasks. Here is a practice worksheet.

This grammar exercise tests your ability to use various tense forms correctly. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate tense.

Class 10 English grammar worksheets

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala …………………. (sets / is setting / was setting) an example for other national parks in the country. At a time when tiger numbers ……………………. (dwindled / were dwindling / are dwindling) in most national parks, Periyar has over fifty. And there …………………… (has not been / have not been / had not been) a single case of animal poaching in the last two years.

At Periyar, forest officials …………………. (work / working / have worked) with a group of villagers to protect the park’s animals. These people ……………………… (have well versed / are well versed / are well versing) with the ways of men who plunder and loot the forest wealth. After all, these men have firsthand experience at it – they …………………… (are / were / have been) once poachers but now they have turned protectors. So can you appoint a thief to catch a thief? Well, it ……………….. (seems / is seeming / has seemed) to work in the case of Periyar. The project …………………… (started / has started / starts) some years ago at the initiative of some forest officials. Ever since, activities like sandal wood smuggling, cinnamon bark theft, felling of trees and trespassing …………………… (reduced / have reduced / had redused) drastically.

Solution

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala is setting an example for other national parks in the country. At a time when tiger numbers are dwindling in most national parks, Periyar has over fifty. And there has not been a single case of animal poaching in the last two years.

At Periyar, forest officials work with a group of villagers to protect the park’s animals. These people are well versed with the ways of men who plunder and loot the forest wealth. After all, these men have first hand experience at it – they were once poachers but now they have turned protectors. So can you appoint a thief to catch a thief? Well, it seems to work in the case of Periyar. The project started some years ago at the initiative of some forest officials. Ever since, activities like sandal wood smuggling, cinnamon bark theft, felling of trees and trespassing have reduced drastically.

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