3. Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets.
a. I …............. (see) five red roses on a single branch yesterday. I ………………… (feel ) very happy to see so many of them together. As I ……………….. (think) of plucking them, I remembered what my father ………………….. (tell) me about plants. He ………………… (say) that by plucking flowers we actually ………………….. (hurt) plants. I ………………… (decide) not to pluck them anymore.
b. Time ……………………. (fly ) very fast. We must not …………………….. (waste) time. It …………………… (be) important to understand the value of time. I couldn’t ………………….. a wink last night . I …………………… (keep) thinking about my examination. I still ………………….. (need) revise some of the lessons. I wish I had not ……………….. (waste) time before.
c. My mother …………………… (stop) talking to me because I ………........... (quarrel) with my sister before going to school. My mother ………………. (dislike) it very much. But she never ………………… (scold) us. She just ……………………. (stop) talking to us till we …………………. (say) sorry to each other.

4. Fill in the blanks appropriately with the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets.
a. Ten thousand roses, I ………………….. at a glance when I …………………. through the tree in the forest. (see/saw)
b. Our country will never ………………… again unless we ………………. our voice in protest. (rise/raise)
c. I ………………. Mount Everest when we …………………. to Nepal last summer. (see/fly)
d. Herein ……………………. someone whose name is …………………. on the tombstone. (lie/write)
e. I forget where I ………………. my library books? Have you seen them ……………………. anywhere? (put/lie)
f. Some people ……………………. trees thoughtlessly for wood. (fall)

saw
felt
was thinking
had told
had said
hurt
decided
flies
waste
is
sleep
kept
need
wasted
stopped
had quarrelled
dislikes
scolds
stops
say

a) see, see
b) rise, raise
c) see, fly
d) lies, written
e) put, lying
f) fell

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