English Class 11
Grammar

As soon as I saw the elephant, I knew certainly that I ought not (a) .............. him. But at the moment I (b) .............. round at the crowd that had followed me and were eager (c) .............. fun and meat. The crowd (d) .............. the road for a long distance on either side.

(a) (i) shoots (ii) is shooting (iii) shot (iv) shoot

(b) (i) glances (ii) glanced (iii) is glancing (iv) will be glancing

(c) (i) follow (ii) follows (iii) following (iv) had followed

(d) (i) has blocked (ii) had blocked (iii) will be blocked (iv) blocks

 

Answer:

(a)  

  • (i) shoots - not used with simple past tense
  • (ii) is shooting - not used with past tense
  • (iii) shot - not used with simple past tense
  • (iv) shoot - this is correct

Since the sentence is in simple past tense , the second form of the verb will be used.

So, the correct answer is (iv) shoot.

 

(b)  

  • (i) glances - not used with past tense
  • (ii) glanced - this is correct
  • (iii) is glancing - not used with past tense
  • (iv) will be glancing - not used with past tense

Since the sentence is in simple past tense , the second form of the verb will be used.

So, the correct answer is (ii) glanced.

 

(c)  

  • (i) follow - not used with past tense
  • (ii) follows - not used with past tense
  • (iii) following - not used with past perfect tense
  • (iv) had followed - this is correct

Since the sentence is using past perfect tense , ‘had’ + the third form of the verb will be used.

So, the correct answer is (ii) had followed.  

(d)  

  • (i) has blocked - not used with past perfect tense
  • (ii) had blocked - this is correct
  • (iii) will be blocked- not used with past tense
  • (iv) blocks - not used with past tense

Since the sentence is using past perfect tense , ‘would’ + the third form of the verb will be used.

So, the correct answer is (iv) had blocked.

Thus the correct paragraph is

As soon as I saw the elephant, I knew certainly that I ought not shoot him. But at the moment I glanced round at the crowd that had followed me and were eager for fun and meat. The crowd had blocked the  road for a long distance on either side.

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