Class 10 Gap Filling Worksheet

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate verb form. This gap filling exercise is for students of classes 9 and 10.

Gap filling exercise for class 10

Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan ………1………. cushy jobs in the US , but they always …….2…….. to get back home. But when at last they ……….3………… move to India ’s Silicon Valley they ……….4……. in for a rude shock. Rampant corruption, widespread red tapism, government apathy and an overall lackadaisical attitude ……….5……… them. But they …………6……….. to be cowed down by the issues. Instead they ………7……… to take action.

They formed Janaagraha, a non-profit organization ………..8…….. on urban governance and city-specific civic issues in 2002 with just two people. Today, Janaagraha ……………9……….. of 20 full-time staffers and 200 citizens working on various projects at any given time. They ……….10………. with a campaign on ward works. Eventually it ………11………. that 20% of the budgetary allocation for each ward must be spent on civic works.

1. (i) has; (ii) have; (iii) had; (iv) were
2. (i) wanting; (ii) want; (iii) have wanted; (iv) wanted
3. (i) do; (ii) did; (iii) had; (iv) have
4. (i) are; (ii) were; (iii) have; (iv) had
5. (i) greet; (ii) greets; (iii) greeted; (iv) greeting
6. (i) refused; (ii) refuses; (iii) refusing; (iv) refuse
7. (i) decide; (ii) decided; (iii) deciding; (iv) decides
8. (i) focus; (ii) focusing; (iii) focussed; (iv) focuses
9. (i) boasts; (ii) boasted; (iii) boasting; (iv) boast
10. (i) start; (ii) started; (iii) have started; (iv) had started
11. (i) decided; (ii) was decided; (iii) had decided; (iv) decides

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Solution

Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan had cushy jobs in the US , but they always wanted to get back home. But when at last they did move to India’s Silicon Valley they were in for a rude shock. Rampant corruption, widespread red tapism, government apathy and an over all lackadaisical attitude greeted them. But they refused to be cowed down by the issues. Instead they decided to take action.

They formed Janaagraha, a non-profit organization focusing on urban governance and city-specific civic issues in 2002 with just two people. Today, Janaagraha boasts of 20 full-time staffers and 200 citizens working on various projects at any given time. They started with a campaign on ward works. Eventually it was decided that 20% of the budgetary allocation for each ward must be spent on civic works.

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