Class 10 Tenses Exercise

Complete the following sentences with appropriate tense forms.

Notes

Use the present perfect tense to talk about time up to now.

Use the simple past tense when we say when something happened.

Some verbs are not used in continuous forms. Examples are: like, dislike, hate, love, understand, doubt, believe, depend, think, see, hear, taste, smell, own, possess, have, wish, know etc.

1. They ………………………. in this town since 1995. (have lived / have been living / are living)

2. It ……………………… all day yesterday. (rained / was raining / had rained)

3. Suddenly I …………………….. that I ……………………… them before. (realize, meet)

4. He ………………………. absent since Monday. (is / was / has been)

5. I ……………………… it is a good idea. (think / am thinking / have been thinking)

6. I ……………………… him because he is honest. (respect / am respecting / have respected)

7. I ……………………… to talk to the manager. (want / am wanting / have wanted)

8. She ………………………. to a family of merchants. (belongs / is belonging / has belonged)

9. I ………………………. I were taller. (wish / am wishing / wished)

10. They ………………………… on her salary. (depend / are depending)

Answers

1. They have lived / have been living in this town since 1995. (The present perfect or present perfect continuous can be used to express this idea.)

2. It rained all day yesterday.

3. Suddenly I realized that I had met them before.

4. He has been absent since Monday.

5. I think it is a good idea.

6. I respect him because he is honest.

7. I want to talk to the manager.

8. She belongs to a family of merchants.

9. I wish I were taller.

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10. They depend on her salary.

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