Class 10 Tenses Gap Filling Exercise

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate tense form.

Passage 1

The Supreme Court on December 10 …………………….. (directed / has directed / had directed) educational institutions to adopt a zero tolerance policy to ragging and …………………….. (expel / expelling / expelled) students ……………………… (find / found / finding) guilty of maltreating freshers. The apex court ……………………… (has said / said / has said) expulsion of offenders should be the minimum punishment as it was necessary to end the menace that ……………………. (could / should / must) lead to extreme torture and harassment, and sometimes even loss of life.

Answers

The Supreme Court on December 10 directed educational institutions to adopt a zero tolerance policy to ragging and expel students found guilty of maltreating freshers. The apex court said expulsion of offenders should be the minimum punishment as it was necessary to end the menace that could lead to extreme torture and harassment, and sometimes even loss of life.

Passage 1

Nasa says its robot rover Spirit …………………….. (discovered / has discovered / had discovered) a patch of ground that ……………………… (show / shows / had showed) evidence of a past environment that ……………………… (would be / would have been / had been) perfect for microbial life. The deposits were probably ……………………… (produced / produces / producing) when hot spring water or steam came into contact with volcanic rocks. On earth these are the locations that ………………………… (tend / tends / tended) to teem with bacteria, said Nasa scientists.

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Nasa says its robot rover Spirit has discovered a patch of ground that shows evidence of a past environment that would have been perfect for microbial life. The deposits were probably produced when hot spring water or steam came into contact with volcanic rocks. On earth these are the locations that tend to teem with bacteria, said Nasa scientists.

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