Tense Exercises for Class 8 with answers are very essential for English learners. Here in these exercises, you will get all kinds of tenses. There are exercises for practice. Then there is an answer section where you check your answers. Finally, there is an analysis section for all the answers.

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Tense Exercises for Class 8 with Answers – Type 1

Exercise – 1

Underline the correct verb forms given in the brackets to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers.

  1. Ramesh (kick/ kicks) the football into the net. He is an expert and never misses the goal
  2. Deena (accuses/is accusing) them of creating problems in his life.
  3. The manager (tries/is trying) to appease the workers who are on strike.
  4. Channa (lectures/is lecturing) in colleges while he is doing research.
  5. My neighbor (wants/is wanting) to play chess with my father.

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  1. Ramesh kicks the football into the net. He is an expert and never misses the goal.
  2. Deena accuses them of creating problems in his life.
  3. The manager is trying to appease the workers who are on strike.
  4. Channa lectures in colleges while he is doing research.
  5. My neighbor wants s to play chess with my father.

Analysis of the Above Answers

Let us analyze the above answers to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers.

  1. Here in the sentence, the habitual action of Ramesh is made clear. And we know if habitual action is there in the sentence, the sentence should be in present indefinite tense. That is why kicks are right to use.
  2. The sentence tells about the life of Deena. There are many problems in his life. Deena is talking about the permanent things of his life. Therefore, it is good to write in the present indefinite tense.
  3. The phrase – who are on strike tells us that the work is going on when it is spoken. It means the work is running at the time of speaking. Therefore, the present continuous tense suits well here.
  4. The habit of Channa is there in the sentence. Two works are put together in the sentence. His lecturing colleges is a habit. Therefore, the sentence should be written in the present indefinite tense.
  5. Wants is a word that tells us about feelings. And we know all feelings and senses are always in the present indefinite tense.

Exercise – 2

Underline the correct verb forms given in the brackets to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers.

  1. The forest guards (are patroling / patrol) the parks to ensure the birds and animals are safe.
  2. Reeta (is seeing/sees) more of her baby nowadays. She visited it only once a month.
  3. Mr. Sharma (is producing/produces) Milton’s Paradise Lost for the drama festival which opens in six months’ time.
  4. Farhan often (is keeping/keeps) very early hours. He is much conscious of his health.
  5. Mrs. Verma (is resting/rests) at home after in lockdown. She will resume her classes after a week.

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  1. The forest guards patrol the parks to ensure the birds and animals are safe.
  2. Reeta is seeing more of her baby nowadays. She visited it only once a month.
  3. Mr. Sharma is producing Milton’s Paradise Lost for the drama festival which opens in six months’ time.
  4. Farhan often keeps very early hours. He is much conscious of his health.
  5. Mrs. Verma is resting at home after in lockdown. She will resume her classes after a week.

Analysis of the Above Answers

Let us analyze the above answers to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers.

  1. This is the duty of forest guards to protect the birds and animals from poachers. Therefore, this is a habitual action to patrol the parks. As a result, it should be in the present indefinite tense.
  2. Reeta was not in the habit of looking for her baby. To visit her baby in a month was her habit. However, now she is seeing her baby. It is temporary work. Therefore it is in the present continuous tense.
  3. Mr. Sharma will work for only six months for Paradise Lost. This is not a habit or permanent work. Therefore, it is in the present continuous tense.
  4. Farhan is in the habit of keeping early hours. Here his habit is talked about. So, the sentence is in the present indefinite tense.
  5. Mrs. Verma is taking rest in lockdown only. It is not her habit. She will come back to work after a week. Therefore, this sentence is in the present continuous tense.

Tense Exercises for Class 8 with Answers – Type 2

Exercise – 1

Fill in the blanks with the correct tense of the verbs in the box and solve tense exercises for class 8 with answers smartly.

(deny, design, object, permeate, play, set off, stay, train, vanish, worry)

  1. There is a low-cost factory product. Therefore the art of handicraft ……………….these days.
  2. Her father always …………… about his health and says that he is very ill.
  3. Ramu Verma ……………..the role of an advocate who fights against corruption.
  4. They …………….at one of their friends’ house when their house was under construction.
  5. Beenu ……………. the interior of my house and school office.

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  1. There is a low-cost factory product. Therefore the art of handicraft is vanishing these days.
  2. Her father always worries about his health and says that he is very ill.
  3. Ramu Verma is playing the role of an advocate who fights against corruption in the movie.
  4. They are staying at one of their friend’s house when their house was under construction.
  5. Beenu has designed the interior of my house and school office.

Analysis of the Above Answers

Let us analyze the above answers to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers.

  1. The process of vanishing is not permanent. It is temporary. Therefore, it is in the present continuous tense.
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  3. Always is a word of frequency. It means her father’s worries happen frequently. Therefore, it is in the present indefinite tense.
  4. The role-play for a movie is not forever. It is for some time till the movie completes. Ramu Verma is playing role in the movie. That is why it is in the present continuous tense.
  5. The construction of the house is temporary. And their stay with their friends is also not permanent. Therefore, the sentence is in the present continuous tense.
  6. Yes, this sentence is different from the present indefinite tense and present continuous tense. It is the present perfect tense. The interior of my house and school office is finished. Therefore, it is in the present perfect tense.

Tense Exercises for Class 8 with Answers – Type 3

Exercise – 1

Out of the options given in the brackets, underline the correct verbs to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers. 

  1. Not long ago, America (set up / sets up) many protection rules to save the environment.
  2. Chhavi (is trying/tried) to persuade her mother to go on an expedition to the Dudhwa National Park because she did not want to go alone.
  3. In the olden days, the employees (treated/treat) their employers with great honor and formality.
  4. In the 20th century, advances in medical sciences (outstrips/outstripped) everything beyond the imagination.
  5. Marriage counselors normally (settle/settled) disputes between husband and wife.

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Now it is time to check your answers to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers.

  1. Not long ago, America set up many protection rules to save the environment.
  2. Chhavi tried to persuade her mother to go on an expedition to the Dudhwa National Park because she did not want to go alone.
  3. In the olden days, the employees treated their employers with great honor and formality.
  4. In the 20th century, advances in medical sciences outstripped everything beyond the imagination.
  5. Marriage counselors normally settle disputes between husband and wife.

Analysis of the Above Answers

Let us analyze the above answers to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers.

See, here in these sentences, there is a keyword that points you to tenses. You need to find out the keywords. Once you find the same, the work is done.

  1. Here in the sentence, not long ago tells about the past time. It means the sentence should be in the past tense. That is why the second form of the verb is used here i.e. set up.
  2. In the first clause, we find nothing that hints at the time. However, the second clause tells about the past time i.e. did not. Therefore, it is in the past indefinite tense.
  3. Here in the sentence again we get the hint of the past i.e.olden days. Therefore, the sentence should be in the past indefinite tense.
  4. Again the word 20th century tells of the past. Therefore, this sentence also should be written in the past indefinite tense.
  5. But here in the sentence, the habits of counselors are talked about. So, it should be in the present indefinite tense.

Tense Exercises for Class 8 with Answers – Type 4

Exercise – 1

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs given in the brackets to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers. 

  1. The storm …………………..(beat) against the door and window and made us awake all night.
  2. Guru ………………….(now think) of selling the books because of his poverty.
  3. These days, Hari ………………………….(begin) to be more aware of his duties and responsibilities.
  4. Her gorgeous dress……………….(stun) the visitors who were present at the birthday party.
  5. The dresses of Victorian Age …………………(be) cumbersome and uncomfortable.

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Now it is time to check your answers to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers.

  1. The storm beat against the door and window and made us awake all night.
  2. Guru now thinks of selling the books because of his poverty.
  3. These days, Hari begins to be more aware of his duties and responsibilities.
  4. Her gorgeous dress stunned the visitors who were present at the birthday party.
  5. The dresses of the Victorian Age were cumbersome and uncomfortable.

Analysis of the Above Answers

Let us analyze the above answers to the tense exercises for class 8 with answers.

See, here in these sentences, there is a keyword that points you to tenses. You need to find out the keywords. Once you find the same, the work is done.

  1. The word – kept us awake points out that the work happened in the past. Therefore, the sentence should be in the past tense. The second form of the beat should be there i.e. beat.
  2. Here in the sentence, now is a word that tells about the time of happening. It is about the present indefinite tense. That is why it is – thinks.
  3. These days are the words that can be thought of as a keyword. It is in the present tense. Therefore, the tense is in the present indefinite tense.
  4. The clause – who were present at the birthday party, is in the past. That is why the first clause should also be in the past tense. Therefore, it is – stunned, the second form of the verb.
  5. Victorian Age is the word that tells of the past. Therefore, the first form of the verb is used here i.e. was.

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