Simple Tenses of Verbs - Solved Examples


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Q 1 − See that he ... the cable before he ... the engine.

A - connect, start

B - will connect, started

C - connects, starts

D - connect, will start

Answer - C

Explanation

The actions happen in the present, so we will use the present tense.


Q 2 − The students ... go on a strike if the management … to release their scholarship fees.

A - will, will refuse

B - are, refused

C - is, refuses

D - will, refuses

Answer - D

Explanation

The first action will happen in the future if some action is not followed in present, hence, the first word is in future tense and the second one is in present tense.


Answer - A

Explanation

The actions happen in the present, so we will use the present tense.


Q 4 − There ... a lot of security involved when ministers ... present in our school.

A - will be, were

B - was, are

C - is, are

D - would be, are

Answer - C

Explanation

The actions happen in the present, so we will use the present tense.


Q 5 − He ... the stadium when it ... very difficult to transport construction material.

A - built, is

B - are building, was

C - built, will stop

D - built, was

Answer - D

Explanation

The action happened in the past, so we will use the past tense.


Q 6 − We ... our studies when the vacation ends.

A - begin

B - will begin

C - began

D - are beginning

Answer - B

Explanation

The action may happen in the future; hence, we will use the future tense.


Answer - A

Explanation

The action happens in the present, so we will use the present tense.


Answer - D

Explanation

The action happened in the past, so we will use the past tense.


Q 9 − Our class-teacher ... us to prepare our projects together if the projects ... related.

A - allows, are

B - allowed, will be

C - are allowing, were

D - will allow, would be

Answer - A

Explanation

The action happens in the present, so we will use the present tense.


Q 10 − Shiela ... the red umbrella that ... rest on the wall.

A - was taking, will

B - will take, would

C - is taking, would

D - took, was

Answer - D

Explanation

The action happened in the past, so we will use the past tense.



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