Correct tense for HSLC and HS

 USE THE  CORRECT TENSE FORM OF THE VERBS GIVEN IN BRACKETS


1)  H.S.L.C -1998

a) When he entered my room, I (write) a letter.
= When he entered my room I was writing a letter.

b) The match (start) before we reached the field.
= The matched had started before we reached the field.

c) It is time you (go) home.
= It is time you went home.

2) H.S.L.C - 1999

a) We shall wait here until he ( come ) back.
= We shall wait here until he comes back.

b) When he came in, I (write) a letter.
= When he came in, I was writing a letter.

3) H.S.L.C - 2000

a) He (walk ) across the road when a scooter hit  him.
= He was walking across the road when a scooter hit him.

b) I wish I (accept) the job.
= I wish I accepted the job.

c) Hurry up, the taxi (wait).
= Hurry up the taxi is waiting.

              A.H.S.E.C. - 2000

a) I (see) him a week ago.
= I saw him a week ago.

b) The boy (sleep) don't disturb him.
= The boy is sleeping, don't disturb him.

c) His father (die) before the doctor arrived.
= His father had died before the doctor arrived.

d) I (work) on this project for the last two years.
= I have been working on this project for the last two years.

e) When we went to him, he (teach) his students.
= When we went to him, he was teaching his students.

f) If I (be) you, I would not do that.
= If I were You, I would not do that.

g) He (come) here every Monday.
= He comes here every Monday.

              4) H.S.L.C. - 2001

a) They (live) in Delhi for ten years.
= They have been living in Delhi for ten years.

b) She died after she (suffer) for five years.
= She died after she had been suffering for five years.

c) Ten years (pass) since I met you.
= Ten years have passed since I met you.
d)) When he came, it (be) all over.
= When she came it was all over.

e) He (stay) here until you return.
= You will stay here until you return.

                      A.H.S.E.C. - 2001

a) Mr. Sharma (leave) for Europe last Friday.
= Mr. Sharma left for Europe last Friday.

b) The train (start) at nine o' clock each morning.
= The train starts at nine o' clock each morning.

c) Ram went out after he (lock) the door.
= Ram went out after he had locked the door.

d) He behaved as though he (be) mad.
= He behaved as though he were mad.

e) Amol (do) this work for six months.
= Amol has been doing this work for six months.

f) They ( go) to the theatre to night.
=  They will go to the theatre tonight.

g) He (stay) here until you return.
= He will stay here until you return.


                5) H.S.L.C. - 2002

a) When he started for office, it still (rain).
= When he started for office , it was still raining.

b) I (not meet) my friend for ages.
= I have not met my friend for ages.

c) If you (request) him, he would have helped you.
= If you had requested him, he would have helped you.

d) She (work) in this school since 1990.
= She has been working in this school since 1990.

e) We two (be) friends for long.
= We too are friends for long.

                A.H.S.E.C. - 2002

a) I (know) him for a long time.
= I have known him for a long time.

b) The light went out while I (read) a newspaper.
= The light went out while I was reading a newspaper.

c) I (write) the letter before he arrived.
= I had written the letter before he arrived.

d) They (play) since four o' clock.
= They have been playing since four o' clock.

e) I shall telephone you when he (come) back.
= I shall telephone you when he comes back.

f) If I weren't so tired, I (go) for a walk with you.
= If I weren't so tired, I would go for a walk.

g) Many people (kill) in the last World War.
= Many people were killed tn the last World War.



               6) H.S.L.C - 2003

a) We (know) each other for the last ten years.
= We have known each other for the last ten years.

b) If I (know) his address, I would have contacted him.
= If I had known his address, I would have contacted him.

c)) Look, there (go) the bus.
= Look there goes the bus.

                   A.H.S.E.C - 2003

a) I (have) my hair cut whenever it gets too long.
= I have my hair cuts whenever it gets too long.

b) You (play) with dolls when you were a little girl ?
= Did you play with dolls when you were a little girl ?

c) They just (arrive) from New York.
= They have just arrived from New York.

d) We (wait ) on the plateform since three o' clock.
= We have been waiting on the plateform since three o' clock.

e) The water in the pond ( freeze ) last night.
= The water in the pond froze last night.

f) You ever ( read ) "War and Peach" ?
= Have you ever read "War and Peace"

g) Wood always ( float ).
= Wood always floats.

               H.S.L.C - 2004

a) He can not play in the match as he (injure) his foot.
= He can not play in the match as he has injured his foot.

b) I wish I (can) help you.
= I wish I could help you.

c) If I (be) you, I would not accept the post.
= If I were you, I would not accept the post.


                  A.H.S.E.C - 2004

a) You ( enjoy ) your English class today ?
= Have you enjoyed your English class today?

b) My aunt Jane ( hate ) girls who made up.
= My aunt Jane hated girls who made up.

c) How often you ( go ) to the theatre when you were in London ?
= How often did you go to the theatre when you were in London.


d) You ever ( be) to London ?
= Have you ever been to London.

e) We already ( have ) breakfast.
= I have already had my breakfast.

f) John ( pass ) the post office on his way to work every day.
= John passes the post office on his way to work every day.

g) She ( talk ) to her neighbour when the baby began to cry.
= She was talking to her neighbour when the baby began to cry.

                    H.S.L.C - 2005

I hurried back to the room (feel) very nervous, for it is much easier (steal) something than to return it undetected. I (open) the door quietly, then (stand) in the doorway in clouded moonlight. Anil was still asleep. I (creep) to the head of the bed and my hand (come) up with the notes.
= I hurried back to the room feeling very nervous, for it is much easier stealing something than to return it undetected. I opened the door quietly, then stood in the doorway in clouded moonlight. Anil was still asleep. I crept to the head of the bed and my hand came up with the notes.


                    A.H.S.E.C. -   2005

a) The baby (cry) because it is hungry.
= The baby is crying because it is hungry.

b) He (kill) in the battle last year.
= He was killed in the battle last year.

c) We reached the Station after the train (leave)
= We reached the station after the train had left.

d) As he (cross) the road, a car knocked him down.
= As he was crossing the road, a car knocked him down.

e) She (be) in Delhi since 1990.
= She has been in Delhi since 1990

f) If you (try) hard, you would have succeeded.
= If you had tried hard, you would have succeeded.

g) He behaved as though he (be) mad.
= He behaved as though he were mad.
 

                     H.S.L.C - 2006

a) Father is not at home; he (go) out.
= Father is not at home; he has gone out.

b) He (reach) the station before the train departed.
= He had reached the station before the train departed.

c) It is time we (return) home.
= It is time we returned home.


                      A.H.S.E.C. - 2006

a) I (see) him a week ago.
= I saw him a week ago.

b) If the baby is a girl we (go) to call her Radha.
= If the baby is a girl we are going to call her Radha.

c) He (fly) a kite.
= He is flying a kite.

d) We (not seen) Padma for several months.
= We have not seen Padma for several months.

e) It (rain) since early morning.
= It has been raining since early morning.

f) I (buy) a new bicycle last week.
= I bought a new bicycle last week.

g) If you (try) hard, you would have succeeded.
= If you tried hard, you would have succeeded.

h) I assure that I (shall) help you.
= I assure that I should help you.

                 H.S.L.C. :- 2007

a) The new teacher (teach) us now for six months.
= The new teacher has been teaching us now for six months.

b) Mohan (reach) home before it started raining.
= Mohan had reached home before it started raining.

c) He told us that he never (tell) a lie.
= He told us that he never tells a lie.

                     A.H.S.E.C :- 2007

a) He usually (go) to bed at 10:30 pm.
= He usually goes to bad at 10:30 pm.

b) She (read) a novel when I went to their home.
= She was reading a novel when I went to their home.

c) He (kill) in the battle last year.
= He was killd in the battle last year.

d) I reached the place after he (leave)
= I reached the place after he had left.

e) You (wash) your hands before every meal ?
= Do you wash your hands before every meal )

f) I wish I (be) a king.
= I wish I were a king.

g) He (stay) here until you return.
= He will stay here until you return.

h) If it (rain), I shall not go out.
= If it rains, I shall not go out.


                   H.S.L.C :- 2008

a) Our teacher (go) to London last year.
= Our teacher went to London last year.

b) John (write) a number of short stories.
= John has written a number of short stories.

c) We should never (tell) a lie.
= We should never tell a lie.


                A.H.S.E.C :- 2008

a) Mr Saikia ( leave) for Delhi last Friday.
= Mr Saikia left for Delhi last Friday.

b) As he (cross) the road, a car knocked him down.
= As he was crossing the road, a car knocked him down.

c) She (be) in London since 1990.
= She has been in London since 1990.

d) It was very cold this morning, but the sun ( shine) now.
= It was very cold the morning, but the sun is shining now.

e) He suddenly realised that he (leave) the purse in the bus.
= He suddenly realised that he had left the purse in the bus.

f) He behaved as though he (be) a king.
= He behaved as though he were a king.

g) He ( visit) many towns before he returned home.
= He had visited many towns before he returned home.

h) If he ( come ) I shall go out.
= If he comes I shall go out.

               H.S.L.C  :- 2009

a) The lady slipped while she ( climb ) the steps.
= The lady slipped while she was climbing the steps.

b) We shall wait here until he ( come ) back.
= We shall wait here until he comes back.

c) He talks as if he (know) everything.
= He talks as if he knew everything.

                A.H.S.E.C. - 2009

a) You ever (be) to Delhi.
= Have you ever been to London.

b) The baby (cry) because it is hungry.
= The baby is crying because it is hungry.

c) We reach the station after the train (leave)
= We reach the station after the train had left 

d) She usually (go) to bed at 10 pm.
= She usually goes to bed at 10 pm.

e) We (not see ) Rahul for several months.
= We have not seen Rahul for several months.

f) My brother ( suffer) from fever since last Monday.
= My brother has been suffering from fever last Monday.

g) If I had been you I (not agree) to the proposal.
 = If I had been you I would not have agreed to the proposal.

h) When I went there, she (cook) food.
= When I went there, she was cooking food.

            H.S.L.C - 2010

a)He jumped off the bus while it (move).
= He jumped off the bus while it was moving.

b) He said that he (post) the letter.
= He said that he posted the letter.

c) He (be) a teacher since 1994.
= He has been a teacher since 1994.

                 A.H.S.E.C. -2010

a) The train (start) at nine every morning.
= The train starts at nine every morning.

b) They (go) to watch a movie tonight.
= They are going to watch a movie tonight.

c) The boy (sleep), don't disturb him.
= The boy is sleeping, don't disturb him.

d) I (work) on this project for the last two years.
= I have been doing on this project for last two years.

e) When we went to him, he (teach) his students.
= When we went to him, he was teaching his students.

f) He (kill) in the battle last year.
= He was killed in the battle last year.

g) They (reach) home before it grew dark.
= They had reached home before it grew dark.

h) If I had been you I (not agree) to the proposal.
= If I had been you I would not have agreed to the proposal.


                H.S.L.C. - 2011

a) We (know) each other for five years.
= We have known each other for five years.
 
b) The other day I (meet) a magician in the bazaar.
= The other day I met a magician in the bazaar.
 

                   A.H.S.E.C. - 2011

a) I (be) in Delhi since 2008.
= I have been in Delhi since 2008.

b) If he (start) in time, he would have missed the train.
= If she had started in time, he would have missed the train.

c) If I had been a bird, I (fly) here and there.
= If I had been a bird, I would have flown here and there.

d) We (go) to cinema this afternoon as we have got the tickets.
= We are going to cinema this afternoon as we have got the ticket.

e) It (go) to rain now.
= It is going to rain now.

f) We not (see) Ratul for many years.
= We have not seen Ratul for many years.

g) He (come) in an hour.
= He will come in an hour.

h) When I went to meet him, he (read) a book.
= When I went to meet him, he was reading a book.


                   H.S.L.C. - 2012

a) She said that she (will) help her friend.
= She said that she would help her friend.

b) The boys (play) in the garden when the tree fell down.
= The boys were playing in the garden when the tree fell down.

               H.S.L.C. - 2013

a) I wish I (be) a king.
= I wish I were a king.

b) The boy (sleep), don't disturb him.
= The boy is sleeping don't disturb him.


                     A.H.S.E.C. - 2013

a) Ice ( float) on water.
= Ice floats on water.

b) He (go) home when we met him.
= He was going home when we met him.

c) I want to go for a walk, but I not (finish) my work yet.
= I want to go for a walk, but I have not finished my work yet.

d) Perhaps it ( rain) yesterday.
= Perhaps it rained yesterday.

e) All the students (leave) when I reached the school.
= All the students had left when I reached the school.

f) You (sleep) for three hours now.
= You have been sleeping for three hours now.

g) We (walk) for two hours at a stretch and now we need to rest.
= We have been walking for two hours at a stretch and now we need to rest.

                H.S.L.C. - 2014

a) She (read) a book when I saw her.
= She was reading a book when I saw her.

b) She (be) a teacher since 2002.
= She has been a teacher since 2002.
                             or
   She is a teacher since 2002.

                A.H.S.E.C. - 2014

a) I wish I (know) her.
= I wish I knew her.

b) The meeting (begin) when we arrived at the auditorium.
= The meeting had begun when we arrived at the auditorium.

c) The First World War (last) for four years and ended in 1918.
= The First World War lasted for four years and ended in 1918.

d) As soon as I came in she (leave) the room.
= As soon as I came in she had left the room.

e) I usually (go) to bed at 11 o' clock.
= I usually go to bed at 11 o' clock.

f) To hate man (be) the biggest crime.
= To hate man is the biggest crime.

f) Please stop singing because I (try) to work.
= Please stop singing because I am trying to work.

                 H.S.L.C. - 2015

a) The bell rang after we (finish) our work.
= The bell rang after we had finished our work.


            A.H.S.E.C - 2015

a) I usually (go) to bed at 10 o clock.
= I usually go to bed at 10 o clock.

b) The teacher (know) the boy was lying.
= The teacher knew the boy was lying.
c) He (work) here since 2009.
= He has been working since 2009.

d) When I reached the station, the train (leave).
= When I reached the station, the train had left.

e) I (go) to Delhi tomorrow.
= I am going to Delhi tomorrow.

f) I (write) an essay now.
= I am writing an essay now.

g) When I went to her house, she (sing) a song.
= When I went to her house , she was singing a song.


            H.S.L.C. -  2016

a) It is time we (go) to bed.
= It is time we went to bed.

b) She behaves as if she (know) everything.
= She behaves as if she knew everything.

               A.H.S.E.C. - 2016

a) We (do) our lessons when the lights went out.
= We were doing our lessons when the lights went out.

b) I usually (go) to bed at 11 o' clock.
= I usually go to bed at 11 o' clock.

c) All the answers to the questions (be) wrong.
= All the answers to the questions are wrong.

d) He (sit) in the library when I saw him.
= He was sitting in the library when I saw him.

e) Your letter (reach) me yesterday.
= Your letter reached me yesterday.

f) I (wait) for you since morning.
= I have been waiting for you since morning.

g) Football (play) everywhere in the world.
= Football is played everywhere in the world.

              H.S.L.C. - 2017

a) If it (rain) we shall not go out.
= If it rains we shall not go out.

b) We (know) each other for the last ten years.
= We have known each other for the last ten years.

             A.H.S.E.C. - 2017

a) Recently the price of petrol (go) up.
= Recently the price of petrol has recently grown up.

b) I (do) a lot of work today

c) The train (leave) before we reached the statin.

d) I wish my brother (be) here

e) As he (cross) the road a bus knocked him down.

f) I (think) of going abroad for quite sometime.

g) This paper (appear) twice a week.

             H.S.L.C. - 2018

a) If I (be) you, I would not have called him again.
= If I were you, I would not have called him again.

b) The Principal is not in his room. He (go) out.
= The Principal is not in his room. He has gone out.

              A.H.S.E.C - 2018

a) He ( work) here since 2001.
=He has been working here since 2001.

b) I (write) the letter last night.
= I wrote the letter last night.

c) He (sit) in the library when I saw him.
= He was sitting in the library when I saw him.

d) If I were you, I ( not do) it.
= If I were you, I would not do it.

e) The first World War ( last) for four years and ended in 1918.
= The first World War lasted for four years and ended in 1918.

               H.S.L.C - 2019

a) They (live) in Delhi for ten years.
= They have been living in Delhi for last ten years.

b) When he came , it (be) all over.
= When he came, it was all over.

c) He (stay) here until you return.
= He will stay here until you return.

             HS -2019

a) I met him while ( go ) to his office .
= I met him while going to his office.

b) They ( live ) in this place since 1970.
= They have been living in this place since 1970.

c) The train ( leave ) before I reached the station .
= The train had left before I reached the station.

d) I wish I (be) a bird.
= I wish I were a bird.

e)Your letter ( reach ) me yesterday.
= Your letter reached me yesterday.

f) He (make) a doll now.
= He is making a doll now.

         H.S - 2020

a) My brother ( practise ) law these days.
= My brother is practising law these days.

b) The patient ( die ) before the doctor reached.
= The patient had died before the doctor reached.

c) You ( sleep ) when I entered the room.
= You were sleeping when I entered the room.

d) She ( come ) here the day after tomorrow.
= She will come here the day after tomorrow.

e) They ( win ) the match.
= They won the match.

f) We ( visit ) the Taj Mahal last year.
= We visited the Taj Mahal last year.



 


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