Past Perfect Simple vs Past Simple
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arrived, had left
By the time I ________ (arrive) at the station, the train _________ (leave). I was so annoyed!
arrived, had started
I was 5 minutes late. When I ______ (arrived) at Lacunza, the lesson __________ (start).
I was on time. When I ______ (arrived) at Lacunza, the lesson __________ (start).
had gone, didn't want
I ______ (go) to Germany before, so I ______ (not want) to go again.
was, had lied
I ____(be) angry because you ______ (lied) to me.
was, had started
I ____(be) late to the cinema and the film __________(start). I missed the first five minutes.
tried, had sold
I ____ (try) to buy a ticket but they ______ (sell) out.
I couldn't believe she ______ (eat) my sandwich!
I can't believe she _____ (eat) my sandwich!
hadn't thought, suggested
I ___ (not think) of going to Italy before she ______ (suggest) it.
had drunk, realized
We ___ (drink) all our water before we _______ (realize) there wasn't any left.
had just bought
My dog destroyed my dress! I was so upset, I ___ (just / buy) it!
My Dad ___ (go) to the supermarket this morning to buy some milk.
had revised, was, didn't do
I ___ (revise) for my exam all morning so I ______ (be) really upset when I _______ (not do) well.
had spent, wanted
After Fred ____ (spend) his holiday in Italy he ______ (want) to learn Italian.
After the man had come home, he ____ (feed) the cat.
watched, had gone
She _____ (watch) a video after the children ____ (to go) to bed.
was, had studied
I _____ (be) very tired because I ____ (study) too much.
turned on, had washed
Susan _____ (turn on) the radio after she _____ (wash) the dishes.
did, had revised
I _____ (do) well in the exam because I ______ (revise) a lot!
had built, checked
After the police (build) ______________ a roadblock, they (check) ____________ all the cars coming into town.
shouted, had sung
The people (shout) _____________ for more after the choir (sing) _____________ the last song.
had repaired, went
Danny and Frank (repair) ____________ their bikes before they (go) ____________ to the cinema.
had, had drunk
Dave (have) ___________ two hamburgers after he (drink) ___________ a big bottle Sprite.
had forgotten, could not
As Sally (forget) ___________ to bring her ID card, she (cannot) ____________ get into the disco.
had done, took, tidied
After Mum (do) ____________ the cooking, she (take) ____________ a short rest and then she (tidy) ___________ up the kitchen.
had lived, moved
The Smiths (live) ____________ in Graz for years before they (move) _____________ to Frankfurt.
Before we left for Spain, we (pack) _____________ out suitcase.
had fallen, left
Sam (fall) ____________ asleep before the last guest (leave) ____________.
met, had not had
Before Liza (meet) _____________ Tim, she (not have) ____________ a boyfriend.
After Alice (take) ____________ a shower, she felt much better.
asked, had read
The teacher (ask) ___________ us which books we (read) ___________.
had bitten, could
The dog (bite) ___________ three people before they (can) _______________ catch it.
wanted, had seen
Many people (want) ____________ to buy the CD because they (see) ______________ the concert on TV.
asked, had seen
Laura (ask) ____________ Sally if she (see) ____________ Mike last Sunday.
We had already eaten when John_______ (come) home.
Last year Juan_________ (pass) all his exams.
When I_________(arrive) to the airport I discovered I _________(forget) my passport.
I________(open) my handbag to find that I________(forget) my credit card.
When we __________(arrive) at the station, the train _____already_____ (leave).
We_______(arrive) home to find that someone __________(break) into the house.
I _________(open) the fridge to find that someone__________(eat) all my chocolate.
I _________(know) my husband for three years when we ___________(get) married.
Julie_______(be)very pleased to see that John _________(clean) the kitchen.
It __________ (rain) all summer, so the grass was completely dead.
When he ___________(arrive) at the party, Julie ____just______(leave).
After arriving home, I_______(realize) I_________(not buy) any milk.
William________(feel) ill last night because he _________(eat) too many cakes.
Keiko __________(meet) William last September.
First I_________(tidy) the flat, then I _____________(sit) down and had a cup of coffee.
When I_________(open) the curtains the sun was shining and the ground was white. It ______(snow) during the night.
When Julie _________(arrive) home from her holiday, the flat was a mess. John _________(have) a party.
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