Master English Grammar: Tenses Class 10 Quiz

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Welcome to our Tenses Quiz Class 10! This quiz is designed to help students enhance their understanding and application of verb tenses in English grammar. With a focus on class 10 curriculum standards, this quiz covers various aspects of past, present, and future tenses, along with their usage in different contexts. In this quiz, students will encounter a diverse range of questions that challenge their knowledge and comprehension of verb tenses.

From identifying the correct tense in sentences to transforming sentences from one tense to another, this quiz offers a comprehensive assessment of students' grasp on tenses. Whether you're preparing Read morefor exams or simply aiming to improve your grammar skills, this quiz provides an engaging and interactive platform to test your proficiency in tenses. By participating in this quiz, students can strengthen their grammar skills, build confidence in their abilities, and enhance their overall performance in English language studies.


Tenses Class 10 MCQ Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Last week I ____________ three pizzas.

    • A.

      Ate

    • B.

      Have eaten

    • C.

      Had eaten

    • D.

      Would eat

    Correct Answer
    A. Ate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ate" because it is the simple past tense form of the verb "eat." Since the sentence is referring to an action that occurred in the past, the past tense form of the verb is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 2. 

    I ___________ the piano when I was ten years old.

    • A.

      Have played

    • B.

      Played

    • C.

      Will play

    • D.

      Would play

    Correct Answer
    B. Played
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "played" because it is the past tense form of the verb "play." The sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the action of playing the piano occurred in the past when the person was ten years old.

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  • 3. 

    When I reached the supermarket, it ______________.

    • A.

      Have already closed.

    • B.

      Had already closed.

    • C.

      Will already close.

    • D.

      Has already closed.

    Correct Answer
    B. Had already closed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had already closed." This is because the sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the action of the supermarket closing occurred before the narrator reached it. The past perfect tense "had already closed" is used to show that the supermarket closed prior to the narrator's arrival.

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  • 4. 

    I __________ to Paris once when I was a child.

    • A.

      Have gone

    • B.

      Was going

    • C.

      Went

    • D.

      Would be going

    Correct Answer
    C. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because it is the simple past tense of the verb "to go." In the given sentence, the speaker is referring to a past event of going to Paris as a child.

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  • 5. 

    The class ________________ when I arrived.

    • A.

      Will already start

    • B.

      Have already started

    • C.

      Had already started

    • D.

      Has already started

    Correct Answer
    C. Had already started
    Explanation
    The use of the past perfect tense "had already started" indicates that the class started before the speaker arrived. This suggests that the class was in progress when the speaker arrived at the location.

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  • 6. 

    When I went back to my hometown a few years ago, I found that a lot of changes ______.

    • A.

      Had taken place.

    • B.

      Taken place.

    • C.

      Are taken place.

    • D.

      Will be taken place.

    Correct Answer
    A. Had taken place.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had taken place." This is because the sentence is referring to a past event, specifically when the person went back to their hometown a few years ago. Therefore, the past perfect tense is used to indicate that the changes had already occurred before the person's visit.

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  • 7. 

    James and I ________________ you in a long time. How have you been?

    • A.

      Was seen

    • B.

      Haven't seen

    • C.

      Hadn't seen

    • D.

      Hasn't seen

    Correct Answer
    B. Haven't seen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haven't seen". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense and is referring to a period of time that started in the past and continues to the present. "Haven't seen" is the correct form of the verb "to see" in the present perfect tense when used with the pronouns "I" and "James".

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  • 8. 

    I _________ ice-cream in evening every day. 

    • A.

      Have been liking

    • B.

      Liked

    • C.

      Like

    • D.

      Am liking

    Correct Answer
    C. Like
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "like" because it is the present tense form of the verb, which is used to describe a general or habitual action. The other options either use a past tense form ("liked") or a present continuous form ("am liking" and "have been liking"), which do not fit the sentence structure.

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  • 9. 

    I'm sorry the house is not available any longer. It ______ to a timber company.

    • A.

      Is sold

    • B.

      Will be sold

    • C.

      Has been sold

    • D.

      Have been sold

    Correct Answer
    C. Has been sold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been sold" because the sentence is in the past tense and the phrase "has been" indicates that the action of selling the house has already been completed.

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  • 10. 

    Passengers ______ to smoke on the train.

    • A.

      Are not allowed

    • B.

      Had not allowed

    • C.

      Will not allow

    • D.

      Is not allowed

    Correct Answer
    A. Are not allowed
    Explanation
    Passengers are not allowed to smoke on the train. This means that currently since this is present, smoking is prohibited for passengers while they are on board the train.

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Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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