Complete The News Story | Class 10 Grammar Worksheet

The following news story was published several years ago. Fill in the blanks to complete the passage.

Notes

The present perfect is the most normal tense for giving news of recent events. Note that the present perfect is not used if we say when it happened.

After using the present perfect to announce a piece of news, we change to simple past or past continuous tenses to give the details.

The annual Ig Nobel awards …………1…………… (are announced / have announced / have been announced). One of the ten Ig Nobels …………2………….. (went / have gone / goes) to Cornell University professor Brian Wansink for his bottomless bowl of soup. Other winners ……………3…………. (include / are including / includes) a Dutch professor who …………4…………. (conducts / conducted / has conducted) a census of all the creepy-crawlies that share our bed, and a man who …………5……….. (patents / patented / have patented) a Batman-like device that drops a net over bank robbers. Mayu Yamamoto of the International Medical Centre of Japan …………6……………. (received / have received / receive) a prize for producing synthetic vanilla from cow dung. The Ig Nobel prizes awarded by the Harvard University …………7…………. (recognise / recognises / recognised) the eccentricities of science.

Answers

The annual Ig Nobel awards have been announced. One of the ten Ig Nobels went to Cornell University professor Brian Wansink for his bottomless bowl of soup. Other winners include a Dutch professor who conducted a census of all the creepy-crawlies that share our bed, and a man who patented a Batman-like device that drops a net over bank robbers. Mayu Yamamoto of the International Medical Centre of Japan received a prize for producing synthetic vanilla from cow dung. The Ig Nobel prizes awarded by the Harvard University recognize the eccentricities of science.

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