Tenses Worksheet For Classes 9 And 10

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate verb form.

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala ………………………… (sets  / is setting / set) an example for the other national parks in the country. At a time when tiger numbers ……………………… (dwindle / are dwindling / were 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 / are working / works) with a group of villagers to protect the park’s animals. These people ……………………….. (are / were / have been) well versed with the ways of men who plunder and loot the forest wealth. After all, these men ………………………. (has / have / had) first hand experience at it – they were poachers who have now turned protectors. So can you appoint a thief to catch a thief? Well, it ………………………. (seems / seemed / is seeming) to work well for Periyar. The project …………………… (started / has started / had 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 …………………….. (reduced / have reduced / has reduced) drastically.

Answers

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala is setting an example for the 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 poachers who have now turned protectors. So can you appoint a thief to catch a thief? Well, it seems to work well for 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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