Gap fills exercise

August 5, 2014pdf

Complete the short passages given below using appropriate verb forms.

1. While I ……………….. (go) home last evening, I ………………….. (meet) a friend of mine. He ……………… (wait) for me at a bus station hoping that I …………………. (reach) there before 6 pm.

2. My friend Mr. Gupta ………………….. (be) a famous writer. He ……………….. (write) short stories and plays. He ……………….. (publish) an anthology of poems too. Now he ………………. (say) that he …………………. (work) on a novel.

3. Raju ………………… (come) here yesterday. He ………………… (leave) for Chennai tomorrow. During his stay in Chennai he ……………… (meet) his sister who ………………. (work) there.

4. I ………………… (learn) computer programming now. The course ……………… (begin) last month. By the time I finish this course, I …………………. (master) the subject very well.

Answers

1. While I was going home last evening, I met a friend of mine. He was waiting for me at a bus station hoping that I would reach there before 6 pm.

2. My friend Mr. Gupta is a famous writer. He writes short stories and plays. He has published an anthology of poems too. Now he says that he is working on a novel.

3. Raju came here yesterday. He will leave for Chennai tomorrow. During his stay in Chennai he will meet his sister who works there.

4. I am learning computer programming now. The course began last month. By the time I finish this course, I will have mastered the subject very well.

Hints

Use the simple present tense to talk about facts, habits and routines.

Use the present continuous tense to talk about actions and situations that are happening at the moment of speaking.

The present continuous can also be to talk about pre-planned future events.

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