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Jane was waiting (wait) for me when I arrived (arrive).

2. 'What --- (you/do) this time yesterday?' 'I was sleeping.'

3. '--- (you/go) out last night?' 'No, I was too tired.'

4. 'Was Carol at the party last night?' 'Yes, she --- (wear) a really nice dress.'

5. How fast --- (you/drive) when the accident --- (happen)?

6. John --- (take) a photograph of me while I --- (not/look).

7. We were in a very difficult position. We --- (not/know) what to do.

8. I haven't seen Alan for ages. When I last --- (see) him, he --- (try) to find a Job in London.

9. I --- (walk) along the street when suddenly I --- (hear) footsteps behind me. Somebody --- (follow) me. I was frightened and I --- (start) to run.

10. When I was young, I --- (want) to be a bus driver.

Past perfect (I had done)

Read the situations and write sentences from the words in brackets.

1. You went to Jill's house but she wasn't there. (she/go/out) She had gone out.

2. You went back to your home town after many years. It wasn't the same as before.

(it/change/a lot)

3. I invited Rachel to the party but she couldn't come.

(she/arrange/to do something else)

4. You went to the cinema last night. You arrived at the cinema late.

(the film/already/begin)

5. I was very pleased to see him again after such a long time.

(I/not/see/him for five years)

6. I offered Sue something to eat but she wasn't hungry.



Read the situations and write sentences ending with before. Use the verb given in brackets.

1. The man sitting next to me on the plane was very nervous. It was his first flight.

(fly) He had never flown before. OR He hadn't flown before.

2. A woman walked into the room. She was a complete stranger to me.

(see) I --- before.

3. Simon played tennis yesterday. He wasn't very good at it because it was his first game.

(play) He ---

4. Last year we went to Denmark. It was our first time there (be) We ---


15.3 Use the sentences on the left to complete the paragraphs on the right. These sentences are in the order in which they happened - so (1) happened before (2), (2) before (3) etc. But your paragraph begins with the underlined sentence, so sometimes you need the past perfect.

1. (1) Somebody broke into the office during the night.

(2) _We arrived at work in the morning._

(3) We called the police

We arrived at work in the morning and found that somebody had broken into the office during the night. So we ---

2. (1) Ann went out.

(2) _I tried to phone her_ this morning.

(3) There was no answer.

I tried to phone Ann this morning but --- no answer. She --- out.

3. (1) Jim came back from holiday a few days ago.

(2) _I met him the same day._

(3) He looked very well.

I met Jim a few days ago. He --- just --- He ---

4. (1) Kevin wrote to Sally many times.

(2) She never replied to his letters.

(3) _Yesterday he had a phone call from her._

(4) He was very surprised.

Yesterday Kevin --- He --- very surprised. He --- many times but she ---


15.4 Put the verb into the correct form, past perfect (I had done etc.) or past simple (I did etc.).

1. 'Was Tom at the party when you arrived?' 'No, he had gone (go) home.'

2. I felt very tire when I got home, so I --- (go) straight to bed.

3. The house was very quiet when I got home. Everybody --- (go) to bed.

4. Sorry I'm late. The car --- (break) down on my way here.

5. We were driving along the road when we --- (see) a car which. --- (break) down, so we --- (stop) to see if we could help.


Past perfect continuous (I had been doing)

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