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Karnataka 1st PUC English Grammar Notes Verbs
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Once upon a time, a man _________ (live) in a hut at the edge of a forest. An elephant _________ (make) friendship with him. One day, when it _________ (be + rain) heavily, the elephant _________ (request) the man to allow him to put his trunk in his hut.
lived, made, was raining, requested.
The Lion was the king of the jungle. He _________ (want) to have peace in his kingdom. So he _________ (appoint) a Commission of Enquiry. Mr. Fox _________ (be) the chairman. On seeing the members, the man _________ (demand) to include one from his side.
wanted, appointed, was, demanded.
Once the Commission of Enquiry_________ (sit) to take the evidence. The Elephant
(come) along with a superior air. He _________ (justify).his act or occupying the hut. The man_________ (be + wait) fo his opportunity to give evidence.
sat, came, justified, was waiting.
The members of the Commission of Enquiry declared that they (have + hear) sufficient
evidence. Then, they _________ (enjoy) a delicious meal at the expense of Mr. Elephant. Finally, they _________ (decide) to give the judgement in favour of Mr Elephant. The man _________ (accept) the judgment.
had heard, enjoyed, decided, accepted.
Once, we _________ (be e erect) a bamboo frame. We needed something to tie it. So, we
_________ (send) Sanna to bring some creepers. He _________ (bring) a whole bundle.
When Mara _________ (open) the bundle, he found a medicinal creeper.
were erecting, sent, brought, opened.
According to Mata, a sage _________ (have + curse) the medicinal creeper The curse was thai when somebody _________ (need) It,. they _________ (shall + not + find) It. So when the _________ (find) It, they would tie It to a nearby tree.
had cursed, needed, should not find, found.
The Englishman _________ (tell) Mara to show him the plant. So, Mata _________ (take) hin’
to the forest. Although they _________ (search) the whole day, they didn’t find it. So, the
Englishman _________ (threaten) to shoot him.
told, took, searched, threatened.
Krishna knew a Malayali sadhu. The sadhu _________ (have + treat) him for boils all over his body. Krishna again _________ (meet) him and _________ (request) him to give medicine for piles. The Sadhu _________ (agree) to give medicine for piles.
had treated, met, requested, agreed.
It was quite a big city. I _________ (stay) in a small room in that city. I _________ (carry) on a
profession of teaching English. _________ (teach) them to write addresses In English. People _________ (pay) one anna to four annas for writing an address.
stayed, carried, taught, paid.
By tradition, the people of the city _________ (be) soldiers. But, some of them _________ (go) to distant places. Many others _________ (serve) as watchmen. Money was highly valued by them. For money, they _________ (will + do) anything, even commit murder.
were, went, served, would do.
I got up at 4 p.m. and _________ (finish) my daily chores. Then I _________ (step) out for a
meal, I _________ (have) 14 Rs. In the wallet which was In my coat pocket. I _________ (enter) a restaurant and ordered a meal.
finished, stepped, had, entered.
The narrator put his hand in his coat pocket to pay the bill. But he _________ (begin) to sweat and almost _________ (digest) in an instant all that he _________ (have + eat). The reason __________ (be) that his wallet was not there.
began, digested, had eaten, was.
It _________(be) a busy restaurant. When the narrator didn’t pay the bill, the owner
(give) a loud guffaw. He _________ (catch) him by the lapels of his Coat and told him to put down the money. All the people _________ (be + look) at him like hungry wolves.
was, gave, caught, were looking.
Nasiruddin Sheikh was Babar All’s father. He _________ (be) a Jute seller. He_________ (supj5ort) his son Baba .All In all his ventures. Thus, Babar All _________ (start) his own school at the age of nine. Todaÿ 800 students _________ (be + get) education in his school.
was, supported, started, are getting.
Babar Ali’s school _________ (grow) out of a game. In the play ‘School-School’, Baba r All was the teacher. His friends _________ (have + not + see) the inside of a school. They _________ (enjoy) playing students. They _________ (end) up learning arithmetic and enjoying it.
grew, had not seen, enjoyed, ended.
Gradually, Babar All’s name spread. Help _________ (begin) to come from other quarters.
When Babar All _________ (think) of a mid-day meal scheme, the rice _________ (corn e) from his father’s fields. But now, he _________ (get) ¡t from the government stock.
began, thought, came, gets.
My jailoi- let me go when he _________ (hear) of my dream. Then I _________ (slip) out unseen and _________ (climb) the tree. ¡_________ (hide) myself in its leaves waiting for the Majesty’s arrival.
heard, slipped, dimbed, hid.
The Goddess appeared before Ma ra. She _________ (tell) him to give her message to the king. She________ (say) that a tank ________ (have) to be built to the river Veda. Mara ________ (be + wait) for an opportunity to meet the king.
told, said, had, was waiting.
Mara said that the Goddess _________ (stand) before him. Her tresses _________ (be) wild.
She _________ (have + splash) her forehead with vermilion. He _________ (fall) down and
prayed her not to destroy the lake.
stood, were, had splashed, fell.
Frederick Douglass had seen his mother only four or five times in his life. Because, she________ (be) a field hand in the farm of Mr Stewart, who _________ (live) about 12 miles away from Douglass’ home. She _________ (make) her journeys in the night to see her son. She _________ (travel) the whole distance on foot after her work.
was, lived, made, travelled.
FrederIck Douglass _________ (have) two masters. His first master’s name _________ (be)
Anthony. Douglass ________ (do + not + remember) Anthony’s first name, who ________
(own) two or three farms and about thirty slaves.
had, was, did not remember, owned
As we drove through the foothills at the Alps, two smaLl boys ________ (stop) us on the outskirts of Verona. They _________ (be + sell) strawberries that _________ (look) delicious against the green leaves lining the basket. We _________ (want) to buy fruits from them.
stopped, were seUing, looked, wanted.
Nicola and Jacopo’s father was killed b the war. Later, a bomb _________ (have ÷ destroy) their home. They _________ (suifer) from starvation. Even then, they _________ (do + not + lose) their heart. They _________ (join) the Resistance Movement to fight against the Germans.
had destroyed, suffered, did not lose, joined.
The two boys met their sister. One _________(can + identify) her resemblance to her brothers. A vase of wild flowers _________ (stand) on her table. They also _________ (carry) several books for her. She ________ (feel) happy after meeting her brothers.
could identify stood, carried, felt.
I waited outside until the boys _________ (rejoin) me and then _________ (bring) them back to the city. I did not say even a word. I knew that they _________ (will + prefer) to feel that they ________ (have+ keep) their secret.
rejoined, brought, would prefer, had kept.