Verbs worksheet

July 16, 2013pdf

There are several blank spaces in the passage given below. You have to fill in those blanks using one of the alternatives given in the brackets. In some cases, you will need to use the correct form of the verb given in the brackets.

Hints

Use the simple present tense to talk about general habits, routines and things that happen all the time.

Use the present continuous tense to talk about situations that are going on at the moment of speaking.

I ………………1……………… (think / thought / am thinking) the railway station is a very interesting place. I ………………….. (go / am going / went) there very often. I ……………2………. (like / liked / am liking) to …………3………….. (observe / observing) people. A railway station ……………4……………. (be) the best place for this.

You ……………5……………. (will find / are finding / would find) all kinds of people in a railway station. There ……………6………… (be) passengers, their friends, relatives, porters and even hawkers. Babies and children …………7………….. (who / which / whom) travel with their parents ……………8…………… (be) often the ones who enjoy the experience the most because they aren’t ……………9…………….. (worry / worried / worrying) about the tickets, seats or luggage. Some travelers ………………10…………..(have)  a lot of luggage. Others simply ……………11………….. (carry / carries / are carrying) a backpack or a bag. The hawkers are a common sight in many of our railway stations. You can see them ……………12………….. (push / pushing / will push) their handcarts all over the platform.

Solution

1. Think (When think means ‘have an opinion’ it is only used in the simple tenses.)

2. Go (We use the simple present tense to talk about things that happen all the time or very frequently)

3. Like

4. Is

5. Will find

6. Are

7. Who

8. Are

9. Worried

10. Have

11. Carry

12. Pushing

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