Past perfect tense exercise

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms.

1. After he ——————— his studies, he ——————– abroad.

a) finished; went

b) had finished; had gone

c) finished; had gone

d) had finished; went

2. I thought that I ——————– the parcel a week before.

a) sent

b) had sent

c) would send

3. I wondered who ——————- the door open.

a) left

b) had left

c) have left

4. I ————————– my work before the guests ——————–

a) finished; arrived

b) had finished; arrived

c) had finished; had arrived

5. They ——————- in a castle which —————— on the castle for about 500 years.

a) lived; stood

b) lived; had stood

c) had lived; had stood

6. I ——————— her for years when we ——————–

a) knew; got married

b) had known; got married

c) have known; got married

7. After I ———————- my letters I —————– some gardening.

a) wrote; had

b) had written; did

c) have written; do

Answers

1. After he had finished his studies, he went abroad. / After he finished his studies, he went abroad.

2. I thought that I had sent the parcel a week before.

3. I wondered who had left the door open.

4. I had finished my work before the guests arrived.

5. They lived in a castle which had stood on the castle for about 500 years.

6. I had known her for years when we got married.

7. After I had written my letters I did some gardening.

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