Master English Grammar: Tenses Class 10 Trivia

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1.

Last week I ____________ three pizzas.

Answer: 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.
2.

I ___________ the piano when I was ten years old.

Answer: 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.
3.

When I reached the supermarket, it ______________.

Answer: 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.
4.

I __________ to Paris once when I was a child.

Answer: 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.
5.

The class ________________ when I arrived.

Answer: 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.
6.

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

Answer: 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.
7.

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

Answer: 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".
8.

I _________ ice-cream in evening every day. 

Answer: 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.
9.

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

Answer: 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.
10.

Passengers ______ to smoke on the train.

Answer: 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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