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Assam Class 12 HS Exam Tense Exercises: General and Alternative English

Tense Exercises for Assam Class 12 HS Exam from RG's Question Bank.

General English Questions of 2013-2020

Alternative English Questions of 2007-2020


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General English


HS Exam 2013

1. Ice (float) on water.

Ice floats on water.

2. He (go) home when we met him.

He was going home when we met him.

3. 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.

4. Perhaps it (rain) yesterday.

Perhaps it rained yesterday.

5. All the students (leave) when I reached the school.

All the students had left when I reached the station.

6. You (sleep) for three hours now.

You have been sleeping for three hours now.

7. We (walk) for two hours at a stretch and now we need to rest.

We have walked for two hours at a stretch and now we need to rest.


HS Exam 2014

1. I wish I (know) her.

I wish I knew her.

2. The meeting (begin) when we arrived at the auditorium.

The meeting had begun when we arrived at the auditorium.

3. The First World War (last) for four years and ended in 1918.

The First World War lasted for four years and ended in 1918.

4. As soon as I came in she (leave) the room.

As soon as I came in, she left the room.

5. I usually (go) to bed at 11 O'clock.

I usually go to bed at 11 O'clock.

6. To hate man (be) the biggest crime.

To hate man is the biggest crime.

7. Please stop singing because I (try) to work.

Please stop singing because I am trying to work.


HS Exam 2015

1. I usually (go) to bed at 10 O'clock.

I usually go to bed at 11 O'clock.

2. The teacher (know) the boy was lying.

The teacher knew that the boy was lying.

3. He (work) here since 2009.

He has been working here since 2009

4. When I reached the station, the train (leave)

When I reached the station, the train had left.

5. I (go) to Delhi tomorrow.

I shall go to Delhi tomorrow (Or)

I am going to Delhi tomorrow.

6. I (write) an essay now.

I am writing an essay now.

7. When I went to her house, she (sing) a song.

When I went to her house, she was singing a song.


HS Exam 2016

1. We (do) our lessons when the lights went out.

We were doing our lessons when the lights went out.

2. I usually (go) to bed at 11 O'clock.

I usually go to bed at 11 O'clock.

3. All the answers to the questions (be) wrong.

All the answers to the questions are wrong. (Or)

All the answers to the questions were wrong.

4. He (sit) in the library when I saw him.

He was sitting in the library when I saw him.

5. Your letter (reach) me yesterday.

Your letter reached me yesterday.

6. I (wait) for you since morning.

I have been waiting for you since morning.

7. Football (play) everywhere in the world.

Football is played everywhere in the world.


HS Exam 2017

1. Recently the price of petrol (go) up.

Recently the price of petrol has gone up. (Or)

Recently the price of petrol went up.

2. I (do) a lot of work today.

I did a lot of work today. (Or)

I have done a lot of work today.

2. The train (leave) before we reached the station.

The train had left before we reached the station.

3. I wish my brother (be) here.

I wish my brother were here.

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

As he was crossing the road a bus knocked him down.

5. I think of going abroad for quite sometime.

I am thinking of going abroad for quite some time. (Or)

I thought of going abroad for quite some time.

6. This paper (appear) twice a week.

This paper appears twice a week.


HS Exam 2018

1. He (work) here since 2011.

He has been working here since 2011.

2. I (write) the letter last night.

I wrote the letter last night.

3. He (sit) in the library when I saw him.

I was sitting in the library when I saw him.

4. If I were you, I (not do) it.

If I were you, I would not do it.

5. The First World War (last) for four years and ended in 1918.

The First World War lasted for four years and ended in 1999.

6. The rubbish van (come) again in the afternoon tomorrow.

The rubbish van will come again in the afternoon tomorrow.


HS Exam 2019

1. I met him while (go) to his office.

I met him while going to his office.

2. They (live) in this place since 1970.

They have been living in this place since 1970.

3. The train (leave) before I reached the station.

The train had left before I reached the station.

4. I wish I (be) a bird!

I wish I were a bird.

5. Your letter (reach) me yesterday.

Your letter reached me yesterday.

6. He (make) a doll now.

He is making a doll now.


HS Exam 2020

1. My brother (practise) law these days.

My brother practises law these days.

2. The patient (die) before the doctor reached.

The patient had died before the doctor reached.

3. You (sleep) when I entered the room.

You were sleeping when I entered the room.

4. She (come) here the day after tomorrow.

She will come here the day after tomorrow.

5. They (win) the match.

They have won the match. (Or)

They won the match. (Or)

They will win the match.

6. We (visit) the Tajmahal last year.

We visited the Tajmahal last year.



Alternative English

HS Exam 2007

1. He said that man (be) mortal.

He said that man is mortal.

2. A strong wind (blow) since yesterday.

A strong wind has been blowing since yesterday.

3. When I met him for the first time, he (read) a book.

When I met him for the first time, he was reading a book.

4. The French woman (live) in Assam for ten years and has no wish to leave it.

The French woman has been living in Assam for ten years and has no wish to leave it.

5. His father who (leave) him a large fortune died yesterday.

His father who had left him a large fortune died yesterday.

6. Sachin (score) the century before I switched on the TV.

Sachin had scored the century before I switched on the TV.

7. I asked him what she (want)

I asked him what she wanted.

8. Please wait, I (have) lunch.

Please wait, I am having lunch.


HS Exam 2008

1. When I arrived the child (cry) for food.

When I arrived the child was crying for food.

2. The doctor came after the patient (die)

The doctor came after the patient had died.

3. I shall go if he (invite) me.

I shall go if he invites me.

4. They (watch) the cricket match on TV since 5 P. M.

They have been watching the cricket match on TV since 5 PM

5. I (ask) him if he had seen her before.

I asked him if he had seen her before.

6. If you had told me that you wanted to go there, I (help) you.

If you had told me that you wanted to go there, I would have helped you.

7. I (live) here for more than six years.

I have been living here for more than six years.

8. She (usually) go to school by bus.

She usually goes to school by bus.


HS Exam 2009

1. A strong wind (blow) since yesterday.

A strong wind has been blowing since yesterday.

2. When I met him he (play) with his son.

When I met him he was playing with his son.

3. India (be) all out before I switched on the TV.

India had been all out before I switched on the TV.

4. We (not see) him for a month.

We have not seen him for a month.

5. The accident (occur) at 9.30 this morning.

The accident occurred at 9.30 this morning.

6. I heard that he (win) the prize.

I heard that he had won the prize.

7. The earth (move) around the sun.

The earth moves round the sun.

8. You behave well or the teacher (punish) you.

You behave well or the teacher will punish you.


HS Exam 2010

1. When he arrived in the meeting the president (speak)

When he arrived in the meeting the president was speaking.

2. The train (leave) the station before I reached.

The train had left the station before I reached.

3. He (live) here for the last three years.

He has been living here for the last three years.

4. If he requests me, I (be) there.

If he requests me, I shall be there.

5. If I were you I (accept) the offer.

If I were you I would accept the offer.

6. The principal (meet) the students regularly at 10 O'clock.

The principal meets the students regularly at 10 O'clock.

7. Last year I visit (him) in Delhi.

Last year I visited him in Delhi.

8. A team of high officials (go) to Beijing next week.

A team of high officials will go to Beijing next week. (Or)

A team of high officials is/are going to Beijing next week.


HS Exam 2011

1. The baby (cry) because it is hungry.

The baby is crying because it is hungry.

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

He was killed in the battle last year.

3. Her examination (begin) tomorrow.

Her examination will begin tomorrow. (Or)

Her examination begins tomorrow.

4. They (watch) TV since evening.

They have been watching TV since evening.

5. She (work) in the kitchen when I met her.

She was working in the kitchen when I met her.

6. What have you (do) since this morning?

What have you been doing since this morning?

7. If you (try) hard you would have succeeded.

If you had tried hard you would have succeeded.

8. Please wait, he (have) a bath.

Please wait, he is having a bath.


HS Exam 2012

1. My house (face) the east.

My house faces the east.

2. Iron (melt) at a high temperature.

Iron melts at a high temperature.

3. I (live) in Mumbai for ten years.

I have been living in Mumbai for ten years.

4. They (leave) for Europe on Friday.

They will leave for Europe on Friday. (Or)

They are leaving for Europe on Friday.

5. We (wait) for you since eight O'clock.

We have been waiting for you since eight O'clock.

6. We (write) the letter yet.

We are writing the letter yet.

7. I saw you while you (cross) the road.

I saw you while you were crossing the road.

8. If I were you, I (post) that letter at the main post office.

If I were you, I would post that letter at the main post office.


HS Exam 2013

1. The principal (meet) the students regularly at 10 O'clock.

The principal meets the students regularly at 10 O'clock.

2. Sachin (score) the century before I switched on the TV.

Sachin had scored the century before I switched on the TV.

3. They (go) to watch a movie tonight.

They will go to watch a movie tonight. (Or)

They are going to watch a movie tonight.

4. My father (teach) English in this college for thirty years.

My father has been teaching English in this college for thirty years.

5. We (leave) for the continent on Friday.

We shall leave for the continent on Friday. (Or)

We are leaving for the continent on Friday.

6. I (write) letters since ten O'clock this morning.

I have been writing letters since ten O'clock this morning.

7. I (see) that boy somewhere before.

I have seen that boy somewhere before.

8. I had reached the place before he (leave).

I had reached the place before he left.


HS Exam 2014

1. The girl (play) when I saw her.

The girl was playing when I saw her.

2. The patient (die) before the doctor arrived.

The patient had died before the doctor arrived.

3. A good boy (obey) his parents.

A good boy obeys his parents.

4. Perhaps we (visit) Mahabaleshwar next month.

Perhaps we shall visit Mahabaleshwar next month.

5. Unless we (start) now we can't be on time.

Unless we start now we can't be on time.

6. A strong wind (blow) since last night.

A strong wind has been blowing since last night.

7. Last year I (deliver) three lectures on the subject.

Last year I delivered three lectures on the subject.

8. He thanked me for what I (do) for him.

He thanked me for what I had done for him.


HS Exam 2015

1. He (hope) to finish the work today.

He hopes to finish the work today.

2. The children (watch) TV since 5 PM.

The children have been watching TV since 5 PM

3. The Victoria Memorial (stand) in the Maidan.

The Victoria Memorial stands in the Maidan.

4. He (read) a book when you came in.

He was reading a book when you came in.

5. I (work) on this project for the past two years.

I have been working on this project for the past two years.

6. The fatal accident (occur) at 10.30 this evening.

The fatal accident occurred at 10.30 this evening.

7. I don't think he (attend) the meeting yesterday.

I don't think he attended the meeting yesterday.

8. They (sing) when we reached there.

They were singing when we reached there.


HS Exam 2016

1. They (start) early to reach the root bridge before dark.

They started early to reach the root bridge before dark. (Or)

They will start early to reach the root bridge before dark.

2. The children (chatter) nineteen to the dozen when the teacher entered.

The children were chattering nineteen to the dozen when the teacher entered.

3. Rupam (leave) for a football match long before Partha arrived.

Rupam had left for a football match long before Partha arrived.

4. They (plan) to go for the concert when Neel strode in.

They were planning to go for the concert when Neel strode in.

5. Rahul (learn) to play the guitar, isn't he?

Rahul is learning to play the guitar, isn't he?

6. She (watch) the TV too much for her own good.

She watches the TV too much for her own good.

7. Papon (sing) folk songs very beautifully.

Papon sings folk songs very beautifully.

8. MLTR (perform) in Shilpagram last December.

MLTR performed in Shilpagram last December.


HS Exam 2017

1. He (commute) by bus everyday.

He commutes by bus everyday.

2. By the time the police arrived, the thief (flee).

By the time the police arrived, the thief had fled.

3. Reliance Jio (offer) free services up-to April next year.

Reliance Jio offers free services up-to April next year.

4. Jayalalitha (pass) away in December.

Jayalalitha passed away in December.

5. The harder he (try) the better he gets.

The harder he tries the better he gets.

6. We (go) to Shimla last winter.

We went to Shimla last winter.

7. It (snow) heavily when we got there.

It was snowing heavily when we got there.

8. We (hunt) high and low for a foot to fit the slipper.

We hunted high and low for a foot to fit the slipper. (Or)

We have been hunting high and low for a foot to fit the slipper.


HS Exam 2018

1. We have just (finish) our English exams.

We have just finished our English exams.

2. All of next month our teachers will be busy (correct) our scripts.

All of next month our teachers will be busy correcting our scripts.

3. I spent hours (study) for the exams.

I studied hours studying for the exams.

4. I (hope) that I will secure good marks.

I hope that I will secure good marks.

5. Sometimes things do not happen as (wish) for.

Sometimes things do not happen as wished for.

6. I (surprise) at how easy the questions were.

I was surprised at how easy the questions were.

7. We (write) for three hours each day last week.

We wrote for three hours each day last week.

8. I hope I shall fare as well as I (hope) for.

I hope I shall fare as well as I hope for.


HS Exam 2019

1. She (go) to Europe last summer.

She went to Shillong last summer.

2. He (read) a book when I entered his room.

He was reading a book when I entered his room.

3. If I were you, I (refuse) to accept the bribe.

If I were you, I would refuse to accept the bribe.

4. Please sit here until my father (come)

Please sit here until my brother comes.

5. I asked her if she (see) him before.

I asked her if she had seen him before.

6. They were building that bridge when I (be) here last year.

They were building that bridge when I was here last year.

7. I am grateful to him for what he (do)

I am grateful to him for what he has done.

8. I (study) English for three years now.

I have been studying English for three years now.


HS Exam 2020

1. Iron (melt) at a high temperature.

Iron melts at a high temperature.

2. He (study) in this college for two years.

He has been studying in this college for two years.

3. The boys (play) in the garden when the tree fell down.

The boys were playing in the garden when the tree fell down.

4. He never wanted to know where she (come) from.

He never wanted to know where she had come from.

5. We (go) to Kolkata tommorow to attend a seminar.

We shall go to Kolkata tomorrow to attend a meeting. (Or)

We are going to Kolkata tomorrow to attend a seminar.

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

They came back home after the guests had left.

7. Neer cannot go now as he (feel) unwell.

Neer cannot go now as he is feeling unwell.

8. We (work) on a new project.

We are working on a new project. (Or)

We worked on a new project. (Or)

We shall work on a new project.

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