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AHSEC Class 11 Tense Exercises: General English and Alternative English

Assam HS first year exam questions on tense forms for Both General English and Alternative English.

Q. Rewrite the following sentences using the verbs in brackets in their correct tense forms.


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General English

HS 1999

1. The Sun (rise) in the east.

The Sun rises in the east.

2. He (work) since morning.

He has been working since morning.

3. Wait a minute, I (open) the door.

wait a minute, I am opening the door.

4. They (go) to Shillong last year.

They went to Shillong last year.

5. French (speak) in many countries of the world.

French is spoken in many countries of the world.

6. They (sit) down and started eating.

They sat down and started eating.

7. The teacher (write) on the blackboard everyday.

The teacher writes on the blackboard everyday.


HS 2000

1. Several passengers were (hurt) in the collision.

Several passengers were hurt in the collision.

2. He had (think) of a good answer to the question.

He had thought of a good answer to the question.

3. The winner (drive) the racing car skillfully.

The winner drove the racing car skillfully.

4. Mark (dirty) his hands so he went to wash.

Mark dirtied his hands, so he went to wash.

5. Everyday Mira (copy) sums from Ramesh.

Everyday Mira copies sums from Ramesh.

6. The dog (eat) all his food and begged for more.

The dog ate all his food and begged for more.

7. I went to bed early and (sleep) all night.

I went to bed early and slept all night.

8. The Bible (say) love of money is the root of all evils.

The Bible says love of money is the root of all evils.

9. The village (change) but it is still undisturbed.

The village has changed but it is still undisturbed.


HS 2001

1. The Bible (say) love of money is the root of all evil.

The Bible says love of money is the root of all evil.

2. I (wait) outside when I saw her coming.

I was waiting outside when I saw her coming.

3. It (be) terribly hot yesterday.

It was terribly hot yesterday.

4. She (cry) since this morning.

She has been crying since this morning.

5. You (come) back, won't you?

You will come back, won't you?

6. He (live) in Shillong during his last years.

He lived in Shillong during his last years.

7. I (hear) an approaching storm.

I hear an approaching storm.

8. I find an extra plate on the table. Who (come) to dinner?

I find an extra plate on the table. Who has come to dinner?


HS 2002

1. The criminal justice system, the author (say) has failed to keep pace with the drug problem.

The criminal justice system, the author says, has failed to keep pace with the drug problem.

2. They (meet) together weekly now for two years.

They have been meeting together weekly now for two years.

3. When peace is available, people (go) for it.

When peace is available, people go for it.

4. His parents (marry) for twelve years when he was born.

His parents had been married for twelve years when he was born.

5. The village (change) but it is still undisturbed.

The village has changed but it is still undisturbed.

6. I (see) the Tajmahal.

I have seen the Tajmahal.

7. He (see) the Tajmahal last year.

He saw the Tajmahal last year.

8. The telephone (ring) for five minutes but there was no one to attend to it.

The telephone had been ringing for five minutes but there was no one to attend to it.


HS 2003

1. The Sun (rise) in the east.

The sun rises in the east.

2. She (suffer) from fever since day before yesterday.

She has been suffering from fever since day before yesterday.

3. If I (be) you, I should accept the offer.

If I were you, I should accept the offer.

4. He (live) here for a long time.

He has been living here for a long time.

5. The train (leave) the station before you come.

The train will have left the station before you come. (Or)

The train will leave the station before you come.

6. They (finish) the work before you come.

They will have finished the work before you come. (Or)

They will finish the work before you come.

7. My brother (tell) me a story yesterday.

My brother told me a story yesterday.

8. If it (rain), we shall not go to school.

If it rains, we shall not go to school.


HS 2004

1. The boy (sleep), don't disturb him.

The boy is sleeping, don't disturb him.

2. We (hear) the sound of a cracker last evening.

We heard the sound of a cracker last night.

3. If he comes today, he (meet) my brother.

If he comes today, he will meet my brother.

4. They (stay) in this house for two years.

They have been staying in this house for two years.

5. I (send) your books by next week.

I shall have sent your books by next week. (Or)

I shall send your books by next week.

6. The play (start) before we reached the stadium.

The play had started before we reached the station.

7. I wish I (know) all this.

I wish I knew all this.

8. She (read) a book when I saw her.

She was reading a book when I saw her.


HS 2005

1. The earth (revolve) around the Sun.

The earth revolves around the Sun.

2. My friend (come) to see me yesterday.

My friend came to see me yesterday.

3. When I arrived Preety (talk) on the telephone.

When I arrived Preety was talking on the phone.

4. It (rain) since eight O'clock in the morning.

It has been raining since eight O'clock in the morning.

5. Every year he (spend) his holidays in Kashmir.

Every year he spends his holidays in Kashmir.

6. The train (start) before we reached the station.

The train had started before we reached the station.

7. If I (be) you, I should not do it.

If I were you, I should not do it.

8. They (finish) the work before you reach.

They will have finished the work before you reach. (Or)

They will finish the work before you reach.


HS 2006

1. The Bible (say) love of money is the root of all evils.

The Bible says love of money is the root of all evils.

2. He (work) since the morning.

He has been working since the morning.

3. They (go) to Delhi last month.

They went to Delhi last month.

4. When I went to the room the baby (cry)

When I went to the room the baby was crying.

5. The game (start) before they reached the stadium.

The game had started before they reached the stadium.

6. If he (come) today, he will meet my brother.

If he comes today, he will meet my brother.

7. Raja (finish) the work before you come.

Raja will have finished the work before you come. (Or)

Raja will finish the work before you come.

8. If I (be) you, I should accept the offer.

If I were you, I should accept the offer.


HS 2007

1. The teacher said that the earth (move) round the Sun.

The teacher said that the earth moves round the sun.

2. I (wait) outside when I saw her coming.

I was waiting outside when I saw her coming.

3. She (be) in Shillong since 1990.

She has been in Shillong since 1990.

4. If I (be) you, I should not do it.

If I were you, I should not do it.

5. My brother (tell) me a story this morning.

My brother told me a story this morning.

6. The train (leave) the station before the train arrived.

The train had left the station before the train arrived.

7. I wish I (know) all this.

I wish I knew all this.


HS 2008

1. My examination (begin) tomorrow.

My examination begins tomorrow. (Or)

My examination will begin tomorrow.

2. He cannot go now as he (feel) unwell.

He cannot go now as he is feeling unwell.

3. She (send) me a postcard.

She sent me a postcard. (Or)

She will send me a postcard.

4. Where (be) you? Come home at once.

Where are you? Come home at once.

5. I (work) in this office for two more years.

I shall work in this office for two more years.

6. The sun (rise) in the east.

The sun rises in the east.

7. They came back home after the guests (leave).

They came back home after the guests had left.


HS 2009

1. He (kill) in the battle last year.

He was killed in the battle last year.

2. She (read) a book when I saw her.

She was reading a book when I saw her.

3. I (return) your money by next week.

I shall have returned your money by next week. (Or)

I shall return your money by next week.

4. The price of all commodities (go) up.

The price of all commodities has gone up.

5. She talks as if she (know) everything.

She talks as if she knew everything.

6. She (be) in Guwahati since 2001.

She has been in Guwahati since 2001.

7. My friend (come) here tomorrow.

My friend will come here tomorrow.


HS 2010

1. Before we (reach) the station, the train had arrived.

Before we reached the station, the train had arrived.

2. If you (go) right now, you will meet him.

If you go right now, you will meet him.

3. The baby (cry) when the mother entered the room.

The baby was crying when the mother entered the room.

4. It (rain) since morning.

It has been raining since morning.

5. The book (consist) of seven chapters.

The book consists of seven chapters.

6. I wish I (be) the Prime Minister.

I wish I were the Prime Minister.

7. Ten years (pass) since I met you last.

Ten years have passed since I met you last.


HS 2015

1. I wish I (be) a king.

I wish I were a king.

2. The earth (revolve) around the Sun.

The earth revolves around the sun.

3. It (rain) since morning.

It has been raining since morning.

4. The Prime Minister (come) here tomorrow.

The Prime Minister will come here tomorrow.

5. If you came here, you (see) him.

If you came here, you would see him.


HS 2016

1. English (speak) all over the world.

English is spoken all over the world.

2. If it (rain), we will not go.

If it rains, we will not go.


HS 2017

1. Football (play) all over the world.

Football is played all over the world.

2. She behaves as if she (know) everything.

She behaves as if she knew everything.


HS 2018

1. Cricket (play) only in a few countries.

Cricket is played only in a few countries.

2. She (be) absent for a month.

She has been absent for a month.


HS 2019

1. I wish I (listen) to my parents' advice.

I wish I listened to my parents' advice.

2. I (study) in this college for the last two years.

I have been studying in this college for the last two years.


HS 2020

1. It (rain) now, we can't go out.

It is raining now, we can't go out.

2. My uncle (arrive) from Mumbai last night.

My uncle arrived from Mumbai last night.



Alternative English Tenses Including Conditionals

HS 2006

1. If he comes I (be) happy.

If he comes I shall be happy.

2. I (go) to the museum last Monday.

I went to the museum last Monday.

3. Monica (write) a poem when Geeta rang her up.

Monica was writing a poem when Geeta rang her up.

4. Milk (be) white.

Milk is white.

5. Mr. Barua always (go) to bed at 10 PM

Mr Barua always goes to bed at 10 PM

6. I (work) in the garden when he came.

I was working in the garden when he came.

7. If it rains, we (not go)

If it rains, we shall not go.


HS 2007

1. He (work) since morning.

He has been working since morning.

2. French (speak) in many countries of the world.

French is spoken in many countries of the world.

3. The teacher (write) on the blackboard everyday.

The teacher writes on the blackboard everyday.

4. What would you have done, if you (miss) the train?

What would you have done, if you had missed the train?

5. If you make mistake, you (correct) it.

If you make mistake, you should correct it.

6. The train (arrive) before I reached the station.

The train had arrived before I reached the station.

7. If you were in my position, you (realize) my difficulty.

If you were in my position, you would realize my difficulty.


HS 2008

1. He (suffer) from fever since Monday.

He has been suffering from fever since Monday.

2. If I (be) you, I should not do it.

If I were you, I should not do it.

3. The game (start) before I reached the playground.

The game had started before I reached the playground.

4. Everyday he (go) for a morning walk.

Everyday he goes for a morning walk.

5. The boy (sleep), don't disturb him.

The boy is sleeping, don't disturb him.

6. We (not hear) from you for a long time.

We have not heard from you for a long time.

7. I (write) a letter when she called me.

I was writing a letter when she called me.


HS 2009

1. The sun (rise) in the east.

The sun rises in the east.

2. If it (rain), I shall not go out.

If it rains, I shall not go out.

3. They (play) since morning.

They have been playing since morning.

4. Milk (be) white.

Milk is white.

5. They (finish) the work before you came.

They had finished the work before you came.

6. My brother (tell) me a story yesterday.

My brother told me a story yesterday.

7. She (play) when her mother called her.

She was playing when her mother called her.


HS 2010

1. My brother (suffer) from fever since Monday.

My brother has been suffering from fever since Monday.

2. The doctor came after the patient (die)

The doctor came after the patient had died.

3. I (go) to my aunt's place tomorrow.

I shall go to my aunt's place tomorrow.

4. If I (be) you, I should accept the post.

If I were you, I should accept the post.

5. Death (come) to all sooner or later.

Death comes to all sooner or later.

6. She (work) in the kitchen when the baby began to cry.

She was working in the kitchen when the baby began to cry.

7. Everyday he (go) for a morning walk.

Everyday he goes for a morning walk.


HS 2016

1. I (go) if I had known.

I would have gone if I had known.

2. If my car (not break) down, I should have caught the train.

If my car had not broken down, I should have caught the train.

3. If they had waited, they (find) me.

If they had waited, they would have found me.

4. If it (be) fine tomorrow, I shall play tennis.

If it is fine tomorrow, I shall play tennis.

5. If Johnny (eat) another cake, he will be sick.

If Johnny eats another cake, he will be sick.


HS 2017

1. As soon as she (arrive) please bring her to my office.

As soon as she arrives please bring her to my office.

2. I enjoy (watch) a good movie.

I enjoy watching a good movie. (Or)

I enjoyed watching a good movie.

3. I (study) English for six years now.

I have been studying English for six years now.

4. I (return) from Shimla last night.

I returned from Shimla last night.

5. He would have done it if you (tell) him so.

He would have done it if you had told him so.

6. This teacher (teach) in this school for ten years.

This teacher has been teaching in this school for ten years.

7. Did you (see) him yesterday?

Did you see him yesterday?

8. They are (get) their house painted soon.

They are getting their house painted.


HS 2018

1. I could repair the roof myself if I (have) a ladder.

I could repair the roof myself if I had a ladder.

2. If I see him I (give) him a lift.

If I see him I'll give him a lift.

3. Ice (turn) to water if you heat it.

Ice turns to water if you heat it.

4. If I had known that you were in hospital I (visit) you.

If I had known that you were in hospital I would have visited you.

5. If you go to Delhi, where you.... (stay) ?

If you go to Delhi, where will you stay?


HS 2019

1. The train (start) before I reached the station.

The train had started before I reached the station.

2. If I (be) rich, I could own that bunglow.

If I were rich, I could own that bunglow.

3. If it (rain), I shall not go out.

If it rains, I shall not go out.

4. We (live) this place for the last ten years.

We have been living in this place for the last ten years.

5. I met him while he (go) to his office.

I met him while he was going to office.


HS 2020

1. We (support) him provided he joins us.

We shall support him provided he joins us.

2. If I were there, I (try) to help them.

If I were there, I would try to help them.

3. Had you been a bit careful in your classes, you (answer) the questions correctly.

Had you been a bit careful in your classes, you would have been able to answer the questions correctly.

4. If she had known it earlier, she (protest) against dowry.

If she had known it earlier, she would have protested against dowry.

5. Unless you suffer a lot, your soul (not enhance)

Unless you suffer a lot, your soul will not enhance.

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