For how long have you been sitting here ? (live) 2. It has been raining heavily for a week. Use of Past Indefinite and Past Perfect Tenses in Time Clauses Examples: (a) Kamal has been writing articles for a magazine for 2 years. Answer: (i) will be remembered (ii) was (iii)taught (iv) used (v) wanted (vi) lay (vii) had (viii) is, Question 23. I did not apply for leave. 3. have been waiting Examples: (a) On Lydia’s birthday, we will have been decorating the hall since morning. 1. (kill) He meet an agent in Delhi. (d) had caught, Question 8. last, etc.) 5. has, been raining/has, rained We use ‘had’ at random wherever we view ‘past action’ in a sentence in our mother-tongue. The Simple Present is used to express : 10. 8. (c) We went out after it had stopped raining. 4. the President / the prizes / away / gave 2. prefer I felt the earth ………….. (slipping/slip /slipped/going) under my feet. By next year, I ………….. in Jaipur for seven years. (teach) My mother ………… when I returned home. My aunt ………….. with us for a few weeks, (stay) Answers: Simple Present Tense Gandhiji always spoke the truth. 4. I had not seen you before. The farmers ………….. rain. (sleep) (engross) in her book, but happened to see that the man sitting beside her, bold as could be, grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene. When I reach Calcutta, it will be raining heavily there. I stayed at the Green Hotel for two months. So, the devotion for education (iii) …………. The structure of Past Perfect is— (b) The organisation has recently completed 1 year. Answer: (i) reached (ii) met (iii) could (iv) found (v) was (vi) knew (vii) had (viii) thought, Question 19. After (vii) …………. In English, you do this by using a form of “to be” and “going” – “I am going to go,” “She is going to find it,” and “They are going to be late.” (finish) India is exporting onions to the Middle East. 4. was taking off They have been playing cards since 10 A.M. (b) This tense is also used to express an action in a sentence which begins with ‘For how long or ‘Since when’, as in— Each tense has four sub-kinds that exactly express the degree of completion of an action. (ii) That are not actually happening at the time of speaking, but at the present time. (find) him on the dressing table again (vii) …………. (encourage) her to go to school. (remove) the eyes at home of the deceased or at a hospital. (begin) to accept and (vii) …………. ………… you not ………… your bath as yet ? (take) only 10-15 minutes. (experience) heart failure on Monday than on any other day of the week. Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani activist for female education (0) was born (born) in 1997. (receive) If you ………….. her, she would have got first division. She ………….. since 8 A.M. before I reach home at noon. I know you for many years. 1. 9. (be) better. Examples: (a) Naina was watching a movie at 6 pm yesterday. 7. borrowed Simple Present tense is also used for writing ‘News Headlines’ and ‘Stories’. 7. III. (He is still working here) 7. 1. He had been zero (0) sitting (sit) on the bank of a small irrigation canal. Ask him what he want, The ability to reach or touch with the person, a limb, or something held or thrown. The train has steamed in. (seem) to be no point in (viii) …………. II. Children ………… a noise in the class. 8. Sudhir / coming / Tuesday / on / is. Is, raining How many sums ………… she ………… ? 3. The murderer will be hanged tomorrow. (disappear) behind the counter. I ………… tonight. He was 13 then. 2. If you have any query regarding CBSE Class 8 English Grammar Tenses, drop a comment below and we will get back to you at the earliest. The log of wood broke and they fell into the ditch. 4. Answer: (i) use (ii) operated (iii) are (iv) donate (v) be removed (vi) informed (vii) removes (viii) takes, Question 6. 1. drinks (look) very dusty and very disgruntled; he wanted to know why Mrs Biggs (vi) …………. (a) leaves (prepare) I ………… your letter this morning. Has, finished In two years’ time (i.e., two years from now) I shall have taken my degree. No one knew what was in store for him. [Subject + has/have + been + I form of the Verb + ing…). A genuine interest in various traditional practices now (v) …………. Answers (wash) She continued to (vii) …………. (pass) The headmaster will free him in the evening. I go for a walk daily. Moreover, they can (v) …………. These were little Alexander’s words when he (i) …………. How long ………….. the two neighbours ………….. when a third one joined them ? Mohan ………….. already ………….. his breakfast. Tenzing ………….. to climb Everest for many years before he succeeded in his mission. 1. (a) received (Has/have + Subject + III form of the Verb…?) his lesson regularly. (want) most. (learn) In order to show at what stage an action is, each of the three tenses has been sub-divided into four heads. “My father (0) will get (get) ahead of me in everything and will leave nothing great for me to do”. 1. Future Continuous Tense Future Continuous Tense Formula: (i) It is used the same way as Simple Future tense to express actions of future. (wait) Examples: (a) Ruhi will have completed MA by 2017. (It is generally accompanied by another sentence in Simple Past tense when two simultaneous actions are talked about). (quarrel) GPS and GPRS (vi) …………. 1 had informed you about this before. 6. returns 4. (Subject + had + III form of the Verb ). My mother (0) started (start) school when she (i) …………. 6. (want) from life. (ii) Desires in the past that have not been fulfilled. In order to form the Past Perfect Tense we use ‘had’ before the Past Participle (III) form of the Verb. 9. There came the train. Eye removal (viii) …………. From Middle High German rēch, from Old High German rēh, from Proto-West Germanic *raihō, from Proto-Germanic *raihô, *raihą (“deer”). I. Rewrite the following sentences changing the Verb into the Future Tense : (lose) 3. did, look He ……………… to bed at 10 pm. (a) To express an action completed in the past with reference to the time of speaking. 12. (imply), these approaches to health belong to the traditions of each country, and (iii) …………. (Subject + II form of the Verb…). But just when I had almost (0) given (give) up hope. She ………… in Delhi for eight years. (lose) (i) In order to form the Present Continuous Tense, we add Present Participle to is, am or are. Have, taken 7. (Subject + did + not + I form of the Verb…) (iii) It is also used for an action which at a given future time will be in the past; as— 1. Answers: (c) has come (establish) himself as a writer for adults, Dahl (viii) …………. 7. 6. The children ………. Patent filings for neural networks grew at a rate of 46 percent from 2013 to 2016. We need (i) …………. The picture ………….. by the time we reach the hall. 4. D. The Future Perfect Continuous Tense We shall be playing a football match on Sunday. Answers: 2. I suggest taking an earlier bus (say 6:00 p.m.), I am to pray you not to strain my speech / To grosser issues, nor to larger, (please specify |part=prologue or epilogue, or |canto=I to CXXIX), Paradise Lost. Here we have given CBSE Class 8 English Grammar Tenses. (c) has gone (i) The Future Perfect Tense expresses an action which is expected to be completed by a certain time in the Future ; as— (ii) In Negative form [‘not’ is placed between the helping verb and the principal verb ; as—] 5. (facilitate) you to schedule your work, take photographs, browse data, store as well as share data etc. Answer: (i) have become (ii) interested (iii) trigger (iv) been known (v) appear (vi) occur (vii) experience (viii) have observed, Question 4. Answer: (i) struck (ii) dealt (iii) felt (iv) suggested (v) letting (vi) might (vii) wanted (viii) disappointing, Question 21. The train ———————- before we reach the station. (Not now, but these days) (b) I am reading ‘The Blue Hour’, (these days) (c) Purab is learning Spanish, (these days) (d) He is working hard for GRE.