Tense Revisited Class 10 English Grammar Odisha Board Solution

Tense Revisited Class 10 English Grammar Odisha Board Solution

Tense Revisited Class 10 English Grammar Odisha Board Solution Activity Question Answers by Grammar Sir here in this page. Odisha Board 10th Class English Grammar Tense Revisited Exercise Questions and Answers, Notes BSE Odisha.

Learn and Practice Grammar Class 10 English BSE Odisha Questions Answers have total 17 Activities. Here students of Board of Secondary Education, Odisha Class 10 can solve all their doubts in each questions and prepare for exams.




Activity – 1


Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets: [You can use she or her, if required.]

He gets (get) up early every day. He brushes (brush) his teeth and has (have) his bath. He takes( take) a quick breakfast. He does not want (not want) to be punished at school. So, he sets out (set out) early to reach school in time. He sits (sit) on the same bench in my classroom. He has (have) straight hair and a sharp nose. What is his name?


Activity – 3

Work in pairs, A and B. Your partner will tell you some sentences that are wrong. Correct your partner. Then speak your sentences and let your partner correct you. In this way complete all the sentences and at the end, write down the corrected answers. Wrong sentences for A:

Water freezes at 4oC.

Answer: Water freezes at 0oC


Cuttack is the capital of Odisha.

Answer: Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha.


The sun goes round the earth.

Answer: The earth goes round the sun.


Viswanathan Anand plays football.

Answer: Viswanathan Anand plays chess.


The Prime Minister of India lives in Mumbai.

Answer: The Prime Minister of India lives in New Delhi.


Wrong sentences for B:


Water floats on oil.

Answer: Oil floats on water.


A rose is a kind of fruit.

Answer: A rose is a kind of flower.


Sachin Tendulkar plays hockey.

Answer:Sachin Tendulkar plays cricket.


VandeMataram is our National Anthem.

Answer: Jana Gana Mana is our National Anthem.


New York is the capital of the USA.

Answer: Washington is the capital of the USA.


Activity – 4

Work in pairs. Match the following sentences (1-6) with the uses of the present simple and present progressive (a-f).


1) I live in Sambalpur. – b. Permanent state or permanent fact


2) She’s staying with her aunt at the moment.- f. Temporary action


3) Toffees are very sweet. – a. General or scientific truths


4) His English is getting better all the time. – e. Something happening over a period of time


5) I usually go to school on foot. – c. Habitual action


6) Look. Two swans are carrying a tortoise.- d. Something happening now


Activity – 6

Use either the present simple or the present progressive to complete the dialogue.


Seema : Hello Lopa, what are you doing (you / do) these days?


Lopa : Nothing much. I am learning (learn) how to dance in a dancing school. What about you?


Seema : Me? I am working (work) at a training school. The school offers (offer) lessons on cooking.


Lopa :Do you like (you / like) the job?


Seema : Yes, of course. I prefer (prefer) this job because I am also learning (also learn) a lot how to cook while working here.


Lopa : What are they teaching (they / teach) now?


Seema : Right now they are giving (give) lessons on Chinese food. You know, Chinese dishes taste (taste) so good!


Lopa : Can I join the classes someday?


Seema : Sure. They want (want) more and more students to join their school. You are



Lopa Thank you.


Activity – 1

Complete the following conversation, using either the past simple or the present perfect form of the verb given in brackets.


Ashok : What are these people doing here? What has happened (happen)?


Bini : There was (be) an accident.


Ashok : An accident? What happened (happen) exactly?


Bini : A cat ran (run) across the road in front of a car.The driver tried (try) to apply the brake and hit (hit) the tree on the side of the road.


Ashok : When did it happen(it happen)?


Bini : About ten minutes ago.


Ashok :Has anyone called(anyone call) for an ambulance?


Bini : No, not yet. But the police has arrived (arrive). They will take care of that.


Ashok : This is the second accident we have (have) here this week.


Bini : We should have a road hump here.


Activity – 2


Make sentences using the present perfect progressive tense form of the verbs.


Mrs Das is very tired. (work hard)

Answer:  Mrs. Das has been working hard so she is very tired.


Mr Das looks pale. (not feel well / all day)

Answer: Mrs. Das has not been  feeling well all day so she looks pale.


Their son Ashok has got a headache. (watch TV / all evening)

Answer: Their son Ashok has been watching TV all evening so he has got a headache.


Their daughter Bini has got no money left. (buy clothes)

Answer: Their daughter has not been buying clothes because she has got no money left.


They are sitting idle and can’t do anything. ( rain / since the evening)

Answer: It has been raining since the evening so they are sitting idle and can’t do anything.


Activity – 3

One sentence in each of the following pairs is wrong. Strike it off.


1) I can go home now.

I have finished my class work.

I have been finishing my class work.


2) You look tired.

Have you worked in the garden?

Have you been working in the garden?


3) Tell the truth.

Have you broken the window?

Have you been breaking the window?


4) Your eyes are red.

You have cried.

You have been crying.


5) Now you can live in that room.

We have repaired the roof.

We have been repairing the roof.


Activity – 4

Fill in the blanks with the past simple or present perfect forms of the verbs given in brackets.


Rahul :Did you see (you / see) Jagu last night?


Bakul : No, but I have just come (just come) from his house. He’s in bed. He was (be) very ill for the last three days, actually.


Rahul : I’m sorry to hear that. So that’s why he didn’t come  (not come) to the party last night.


Bakul : The doctor has seen (see) him twice by now. He’s coming again tomorrow. Oh, by the way, Jaguhas sent (send) your book.


Activity – 5

Combine the given sentences into single ones using the past perfect or the past simple forms of the verbs.


The alarm clock rang. I woke up = As soon as the alarm clock had rung, I woke up.


I cleaned my teeth. I took bath. = After I had cleaned my teeth, I took my bath.


I got dressed. I had breakfast. = When I had breakfast, I got dressed.


I brushed my teeth again. I looked at my watch. = When I brushed my teeth again, I looked at my watch.

I looked at my watch. I realized I was late. = When I looked at my watch, I realized I was late.


I arrived at the school. I remembered it was Sunday. = When I arrived at the school, I remembered it was Sunday.


Activity – 7

Fill in the blanks using the past simple or the past progressive forms of the verbs given in brackets.


Once when I was reading  (read) in my room, I heard (hear) a lot of noise outside. I came (come) out and saw (see) that many people were running (run) in a particular direction. They were shouting (shout) at the top of their voice. They all had (have) buckets and water pots in their hands. I asked (ask) them what the matter was. Somebody pointed (point) at a house at the end of our village. I saw (see) that the house was burning.  (burn). People were throwing (throw) water at the house in order to put out the fire. Very soon the fire came (come) under control.



Use the past progressive or the past simple forms of the given verbs and rewrite the paragraph.

I was walking along the street one day when I saw something strange. I noticed a person of the same height as me and had the same hair style. He was wearingclothes of the same colour and was carrying a school bag just as mine. Hewas just  crossingthe road ahead of me but he was not avoiding me at all. I was sure of that.

As he was going across the road, I followed him.


Activity – 9

Complete the following dialogue using the past perfect or the past perfect progressive forms of the verbs given in brackets.


Federer : My best moment in the match was when I realised that the game had finished and I hadbecame the champion. I had won at last. At that moment I had  become the best Tennis player of the world.


Reporter : And when you won, how long you had been playing Tennis ?


Federer : I started just before I finished school. That means, I had been playing for about six years when I won Wimbledon.


Reporter : You had beaten some good players before you won that tournament.


Federer : Yes, ever since I started as a Tennis professional, I had been winning games regularly, until my injury.


Activity – 1


Use shall / will in the blank spaces:


i) A friend is trying to move a heavy table. You say, “shall I give you a hand?”


ii) “There is a lot of cleaning to do. You do the cleaning and I will do the drying.”


iii) A friend is carrying a lot of books to the library. You are going there anyway. You say, “ Ishall take them there if you like.”


iv) I will go and ask the clerk if he has a spare key.


Activity – 3

In each of the following pairs of sentences, one is more natural and common. Cross out the more unusual ones.


i) Leave that. (I’ll carry it. / I’m going to carry it ) for you.


ii) Bye. (I’ll see you / I’m going to see you ) tomorrow.


iii) (I’ll post / I’m going to post) these letters for you if you like.


iv) I’m so tired. (I’ll go / I’m going to go) to bed.


v) I’m so far behind with my studies that (I’ll work / I’m going to work) next Sunday.


Activity – 4

Two friends Nilu and Chinu are leaving school together. Their parents have gone to their village. Some of the lines of their conversation are correct and some have mistakes. If a line is correct, put a tick mark. If a line has a mistake in it, underline the mistake and write the correct expression against the brackets.


Where will you eat tonight? (1)


At home. I’ve got a cookery book, so I’ll make a curry. (2)


Why not come to my place? I will cook something for both of us. (3)


Won’t you go to meet your Grandpa? (4)


No, he’s left for the village. I’m not going to meet him for a month or so. (5)


O.K. I’m going to come round at 8 and I’ll bring some ice-cream. (6)


Fine. I’ll see you then. (7)


Activity – 5

Use will/shall, be going to, or present progressive forms of the verbs given in brackets and complete the sentences.


Mina : Would you like to come to watch a movie this weekend ?


Mitina : I’d like to, but I’m afraid I will not have time.


Mina : Why ? What are you doing?


Mitina : Well, my father is arriving back from Delhi. He’s been there for six months and we will have a big party to celebrate.


Mina :Will he not be too tired for a party after his long train journey ?


Mitina : Yes and no doubt he will have no proper food during the journey. So, on Saturday he can take it easy. But on Sunday, all the family is going to come on a picnic. I will prepare things all day on Saturday.


Mina : What a lot of work for you.


Mitina : I don’t mind. Other members of my family are helpful and we are well organized. In fact, I will someone about hiring a cook this afternoon. So, I must go now or I will not get to their shop before they will be closed.


Mina : I hope everything will go well for you.


Mitina : I’m sure it is going to be a great day provided the weather will remain fine.


Activity – 7

Use either will be v-ing or will have v-en in the blank spaces in the following lines. The verbs have been given in brackets.


i) Our school closes at 4.30. I will be taking (take) some snacks at home at five o’clock.


ii) Our school closes at 4.30. I will have reached (reach) home by five o’clock.


iii) They will not have finished (not / finish) painting the school building until next week.


iv) You will be taking (take) a test on English Grammar this day next week.


v) Our teacher will be working (work) here for next five years.


vi) By the time you read this, I will have finished (finish) answering all the questions.

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