A guide ______(show)some foreigners around the historical city of Agra. They ___(hear)a lot about the beauty of the Taj< the world famous monument and____(be) very eager to reach there.
HOW DO WE COME TO KNOW WHICH TENSE SHOULD BE USED IN SUCH(ABOVE)LINES?

1. was showing
2. had heard
3. were

The tense can be understood when you read the whole sentence. It should be in accordance with the rest of the sentence.

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1)will
2) heard
3) are
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would be showing
had heard
were

relate it with the other parts of the sentence
they should have given the tense in the question itself
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showed     - because it just happened
had heard   - because they knew it from a long time, so use had
were      - because they are still eager to reach there

 
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