Grammar Worksheet III: NBSE Class 9 English solved

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Simple Past/Present/Future Tense

I. Fill in the blanks by ticking the correct form of the verbs given in the brackets.

When I ____  (is/am/was) a little boy, my mother ____ (use/is use/used) to take me to the park every evening, along with my elder sister. I ____ (loves/loved/love) the swings. In fact, I ____ (used/is used/use) to spend my entire evening there. My mother ____ (carried /carrying/carry) a basket of food and some toys as well. While my sister ____ (plays/played/play) with her friend, my mother ____ (talks/talk/talked) to me and key ____ (keep/kept/keeping) me amused.

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II. Fill in the blanks by ticking the correct form of the verbs given in brackets.

Now that I ____ (he/has/having) grown up, I still (loved/loves/love) being outdoors. Now I ____ (play/amplaying/plays) football every evening. On weekends, my sister and I ____ (go/goes/going) fishing. Our dog, Champ ____ (comes/come/is coming) along. While I .____ (am fishing/is fishing/fished), my sister ____ (plays/is playing/are playing) with Champ. Champ ____ (waits/is waiting/waited) for me to catch a fish because he ____ (loves/is loving/loved) feasting on it.

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III. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs given in brackets.

When I grow up, I ____ (be/am/is) a pilot. This job (take/taking) me to different countries. I ____ (see) places all over the globe. This ____ (give) me a chance to serve my country as well. I ____ (wear) the smart uniform that I have always liked. In addition to this, I ____ (get) a handsome salary. I know I ____ (feel) homesick sometimes but we can’t be at home all our lives.

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IV. change the verbs into past simple, keeping them positive or negative.

1. He studies here.
He (studies/study) ____ here.

2. Do you go to school by bus?
(Did/do) ____ you ____ (go/went) to school by bus?

3. We don’t like filthy places.
We (didn’t/don’t) ____ (liked/like) ____ filthy places.

4. I love flying kites.
I ____ (loves/loved) flying kites.

5. I hate waiting for people.
I ____ (hated/hates) waiting for people.

6. Do you play the guitar?
____ (did/do) you ____ (play/played) the guitar?

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V. Write the sentences putting the verbs into the simple future tense. 

1. (I do) the homework for you? 
(Shall I do?/Will I do) _____ the homework for you?

2. You (never see) your friend again.
You (will never see/will never be seeing) _____ your friend again.

3. (You be) home tomorrow.
(Will you be/could you be) _____ home tomorrow?

4. (I call) the doctor.
I (will call/would call) _____ the doctor.

5. The school (not give) preparatory holidays.
The school (will not give/will not gave) _____ preparatory holidays.

6. Don’t jump off. You (fall)
Don’t jump off. You (will fall/will fell) _____

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The Present Continuous Tense

I. Put the verb in brackets in the correct form. 

1. It is school reopening day once more and the children _____ their school bags. (pack)

2. It is a bright day and dad ____ a family picnic. (plan)

3. My mother _____ a sweater for my aunt’s new born baby. (knit)

4. We _____ in the Youth Festival. (participate)

5. He _____ Geography today. (revise)

6. It _____ too heavily to go out just now. (rain)

7. My mother and I _____ the house today. (spring clean)

8. Look! The thieves _____ the house. (enter)

9. My parents _____ for a trip to the Holy Land. (leave)

10. Please do not disturb me. I _____ on the computer. (work)

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II. Give short answers to the following questions.

Examples: What does a driver do? – He drives.

1. Is Ali working at the moment? _____ . (he is/he are)

2. Are your friends coming? _____ . (they aren’t/they isn’t)

3. Are you watching television? _____. (I isn’t/I am not)

4. Is she reading this book? _____. (she isn’t/she aren’t)

5. Is Mary preparing for her exams? _____ (she isn’t/she is)

6. Is the lion roaring? _____ (it isn’t/it is)

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III. Fill in the blanks with present indefinite tense or present continuous tense of verbs given in the brackets.

1. The classes at the University (begin/beginning) _____ at 9 o’clock.

2. The Earth (goes/going) _____ round the sun.

3. My family always (spends/is spending) _____ their holidays at the seaside.

4. I often (take/takes) _____ my dog out for a long walk but today he (walk/walks) _____ in his garden.

5. The Principal generally (make/makes) _____ makes a short speech. Today he (deliver/delivers) _____ a long lecture.

6. India (is/are) _____ a vast country. Here the people belonging to various castes and creeds (live/lives) _____ together.

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IV. On behalf of your friend you come to see a house. Use your cell phone to describe the house by filling in the blanks.

I (stand/am standing) _____ standing in front of the house. It (is/are) _____ a spacious white coloured house. I (stood/am standing) _____ on the lush green grass and (looks/looking) _____ at tall trees that (are forming/ is forming/forms) _____ a boundary to the house. The shrubs on both sides of the entrance (is/are) _____ well pruned. The house (has/have) _____ a grey sloping roof which (improves/is improving) _____ the beauty of the house. The place (appears/is appearing) _____ calm and quiet. I’m sure it (is/will be) _____ a perfect place for resting away from the humdrum of city life.

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V. Tick suitable question tags in the following sentences. 

1. We reach home at the same time, (didn’t we/don’t we)?

2. He studies a lot for his tests, (doesn’t he/didn’t he)? 

3. She understands the subjects well, (doesn’t she/didn’t she)? 

4. He plays cricket very well. (doesn’t he/didn’t he)? 

5. They often go for outings together, (didn’t they/don’t they)? 

6. We usually have dinner at s o’clock, (don’t we/doesn’t we)?

7. She misses them a great deal, (does she/doesn’t she)?

8. Father leaves for office at 9 a.m. every day, (doesn’t he/didn’t he)?

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VI. Read the excerpts from a cricket commentary. Tick the correct verb form.

1. ‘It _____ (is/are) overcast and it _____ (feels/feeling) like a good bowling morning. The play _____ (get/gets) under way at 0800 and you can bet that K.P. and Colly _____ (is/are) going to ____ (face/facing) some serious heat from South Africa first up.’

2. ‘One run off the first ball and six runs_____  (requiring/required) to win! Then another bouncing single. And finally 101-0 as Gayle _____ (hit/hits) a final six to seal the victory. It’s all over, as England _____ (is/are) demolished by 10 wickets! Stanford Superstars _____ (is/are) a million dollars richer.’

3. ‘Gayle _____ (lash/lashes) the first ball off Broad but no run. England _____ (don’t/didn’t) seem to have an answer, however. Two runs off the third ball. He _____ (take/takes) another single at the end of the 12th over.’

4. ‘Freddie to bowl, and Gayle _____ (was/is waiting). It is the second ball and Gayle _____ (makes/make) his fifty. Fletcher _____ (hit/hits) the third full toss for a single.’

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Past Continuous Tense

I. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct form of the verb.

1. My brother and sister _____ (was/were) packing their school bags at 7 a.m.

2. (Was/were) _____ you in the office at 7 p.m. last night?

3. At 6.30 a.m. today I _____ (was/am) jogging in the park.

4. Why _____ (was/were) he shouting so much?

5. The sun _____ (was/were) shining bright by 8 a.m.

6. I _____ (was/were) talking to my neighbour yesterday, when I got the message.

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II. Fill in the blanks using ‘when’ or ‘while’. Either can be used when the meaning is ‘during the time’.

1. _____ he was talking on the phone, I was doing my project.

2. He was packing his bags _____ I called him.

3. We were watching television _____ the lights were switched off.

4. I was washing the dishes _____ the plate broke.

5. He came _____ I was playing.

6. We let out our apartment _____ we were abroad.

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III. You saw a burglar escaping. Describe the scene Io the police by ticking the correct choice of words.

Last night _____ (while/when) I had just _____ switched off my light and………. (was/were) retiring to bed, I heard a loud thud. I went to the window and _____ (see/saw) a burglar _____ (jump/jumping) out of the window. He _____ (was carrying/were carrying) a torch and a bag. Just as he landed on his feet, a dog that _____ (was lying/were lying) in wait _____ (pounced/pounce) on him.

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IV. Complete a news story by filling in the correct option in the blanks.

Girl Killed In Go-Kart Crash Wasn’t In Seat Belt

Grand Junction, Colo-A 9-year-old Aurora girl who was killed in a go-kart crash on Sunday _____ (wasn’t wearing/isn’t wearing/weren’t wearing) a seat belt. Sources initially said the girl _____ (was wearing/is wearing/were wearing) a seat belt, but she later _____ (unfastened/unfasten) it. The driver was safe because he _____ (is wearing/was wearing/were wearing) _____ a safety helmet and a chest protector.

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V. Make post continuous ‘yes/no’ questions: When you arrived to the party…

1. Was/were _____ the guests still _____ (arriving/arrived)?

2. Were/was _____ the dancers _____ (danced/dancing)?

3. Were/Was _____ Sue and Ann _____ (sing/singing)?

4. Were/was _____ everyone (have/having fun)?

5. Who _____ (was/were) you (talk/talking) _____ top?

6. How _____ (was/were) Linda _____ (feel/feeling)?

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Vl. This is Janvi’s diary. Read it and complete the exercise below.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Go for morning yoga
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Do office work
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Do the accounts
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Have lunch
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Have meeting with clients
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Talk to office staff
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Watch television
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Have dinner

Now, answer the following questions.

1. What was Janvi doing at 6.15 P.m.?
She _____ (was watching/were watching/is watching) television.

2. What was Janvi doing at 10.30 a.m.?
She _____ (was doing/were doing/was do office) work.

3. What was Janvi doing at 2.30 p.m.?
She _____ (was meeting/were met with/is meeting) her clients.

4. What was Janvi doing at 8.10 p.m.?
She _____ (was eating/were eating/is eating) dinner.

5. What was Janvi doing at 11.05 a.m.?
She _____ (was doing/were doing/is doing) accounts.

6. What was Janvi doing at 5.15 p.m.?
Janvi _____ (was talking/were talking/is talking) with the office staff.

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VII. Put the verbs in the following sentences into the correct form of the past tense

1. When I was a child I _____ (want/wanted/was wanting) to be a teacher.

2. I _____ (cooking/was cooking/were cooking) when the phone _____ (rings/rang/was ringing).

3. He _____ (ran/is running/was running) down the road when the accident _____ (happened/were happened/is happened).

4. I _____ (have meeting/were meeting/met) Geeta at the airport. She _____ (was going/is going/were going) to Australia.

5. We _____ (was shouting/were shouting/is shouting) when you _____ (arrive/arriving/arrived).

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VIII. Match the  following

We were driving to my grandmother’swhen someone picked my pocket.
I was shopping with my momwhen the lights went off.
They were eatingwhen the doorbell rang.
I was watching a horror moviewhen the alarm went off.
I was writing an examwhen the car had a flat tyre.
I was talking on the cellwhen the pen broke.

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IX. Fill in the blanks with the past simple or past continuous tense

1. We _____ (were watching/was watching) a horror film when the door _____ (opened/was opening).

2. Suddenly the singing _____ (was stopping/stopped).

3. The fire _____ (started/was starting) when I _____ (warmed/was warming) the milk.

4. The little boy ____ (was smiling/has smiled) because he _____ (got/had gotten) an ice cream.

5. He _____ (was happy/were happy) to get the news that he _____ (was/were selected) to captain the school cricket team.

6. (Did/was) _____ you _____ (see/seen) the film last night?

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X. Form correct questions. Then complete the answers. 

1. (Were/was) _____ you _____ (shout/shouting) at him? No I, _____ (weren’t/wasn’t).

2. (Were/was) _____ you  _____  (talk/talking) to him? Yes I,  _____  (were/was).

3. (Were/was) _____ they  _____ (laughed/laughing) at him? No they  _____ (weren’t/wasn’t). 

4. (Were/was) _____ she  _____ (taken/taking) the books? Yes she  _____ (was/were).

5. (Were/was) _____ you  _____ (helping/help) her with her business? No I,  _____ (weren’t/wasn’t).  

6. (Were/Was) _____ he (ran/running) fast? Yes he  _____  (were/was).

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Future continuous tense

I. Fill in the blanks using the future progressive tense correctly.

1. Do you think Sara _____ (will do/do) the same job after she has a higher educational qualification?

2. I just got a scholarship for higher education at Singapore, so _____ I (will shift/shift) shortly.

3. Because of global warming natural calamities _____ (increase/will increase) in the future.

4. I _____  (study/will study) late tonight because I have my presentation tomorrow.

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II. Fill in the blanks to convey your summer vacation plans.

1. Next summer vacation I _____ (go) to Kerala.

2. We _____ (board) a flight from Delhi to Chennai.

3. We _____ (stay) in Chennai for two days.

4. We _____ then ____ (drive) to Cochin.

5. We _____ (sightsee) for a couple of days before we move on to Thrissur.

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III. Fill in the blanks using the simple future or future continuous tense.

By 2021 humans _____ (live) on Mars. Joseph Palaia said his company _____ (build) the first manned headquarters for humans on Mars and it would happen within 15 years. The company _____ (use) mining technology. Humans and robots _____ (work) closely together.

Mars already has sufficient water supplies. The initial settlement _____ (include) the use of nuclear reactors, mining, manufacturing, and construction equipment, control systems, robots and automation systems and greenhouses to grow food. All this  _____ (allow) human habitation in a safe environment. 

Later, the scientists _____ (tackle) the issue of transporting all the necessary equipment and science in an affordable manner. ‘We _____ (share) our dream, selling the dream and engineering our dreams,’ the CEO of the company said.

Some experts, however, don’t believe humans _____ (live) on Mars. They feel that people _____ (waste) their time and resources if they carry on such experiments. But others hope that science _____ (make) their dreams become reality.

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