Samacheer Kalvi 10th English Grammar Tenses

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Tamilnadu Samacheer Kalvi 10th English Grammar Tenses

The term ‘Tense’ denotes the form of a verb which shows the time at which an action happened. So, the tense shows two things :

  • the time of the action
  • state expressed by the verb.

Samacheer Kalvi 10th English Grammar Tenses

The following table shows the different forms of the verb:

Present Simple Tense:
Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets

1. The sun (set) in the west.
2. My father (go) for a walk in the evening.
3. The earth (revolve) around the sun.
4. She (walks) to the office every day.
5. My house (face) west.
Answer:
1. sets
2. goes
3. revolves
4. walks
5. faces

Present Progressive Tense
Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets
1. He is (read) a newspaper.
2. The girl (sing) a song.
3. The children (play) football.
4. He (go) to England next week.
5. They are not (come) here on Monday.
Answer:
1. reading
2. is singing
3.are playing
4. is going
5. coming

Samacheer Kalvi 10th English Grammar Tenses

Present Perfect Tense
Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets
1. She (write) this essay.
2. They (help) me.
3. Our team (won) the match.
4. She (finish) her work.
5. I have already. (read) this novel
Answer:
1. has written
2. have helped
3. has won
4. has finished
5. read

Simple Past Tense
Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets
1. I (go) to Ooty yesterday.
2. She (meet) us two days ago.
3. He (work) in his garden every Sunday.
4. Satish (study) for three hours.
5. My father (congratulate) me on my brilliant success.
Answer:
1. went
2. met
3. worked
4.studied
5. congratulated

The Past Progressive Tense
Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets
1. The children were not (play).
2. Was he (write) a letter?
3. I (go) to college in the morning.
4. She (watch) T.V. when he came.
5. He (read) a novel when the door bell rang.
Answer:
1. playing
2. writing
3.was going
4. was watching
5. was reading

Samacheer Kalvi 10th English Grammar Tenses

Past Perfect Tense
Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets
1. I (read) this book before.
2. She had never (see) the letter?
3. He had not (take) his lunch.
4. I (read) this book before.
5. The child.. (cry) because the father had beaten him.
Answer:
1. had read
2. seen
3. taken
4. hadn’t read
5. was crying

Future Time Reference
Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets
1. I (do) it myself.
2. I (help) you.
3. We think he (reach) there in time.
4. He (come) here tomorrow.
5. (fine) if he does not attend classes.
Answer:
1. will do
2. will help
3.will reach
4. will come
5. fined

Samacheer Kalvi 10th English Grammar Tenses

Future Progressive
Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets
He will not (go) to Trichy tomorrow.
I shall not (do) this work tomorrow.
The air conditioner will (run) in the month of June.
From 5 pm to 6 pm, we will (play) Tennis tomorrow.
The child will (write) his exams from 10 am onwards every day.
Answer:
1. be going
2. be doing
3.be running
4. be playing
5. be writing

Future Perfect
Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets
1. We shall (reach) there
2. He will (done) this work.
3. They will (reach) the station in half an hour.
4. He will (finish) his homework by this time.
5. He will (complete) his exams by this time.
Answer:
1. Have reached
2. have done
3. have reached
4. have finished
5. have completed

Samacheer Kalvi 10th English Grammar Tenses

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