The Past Perfect Continuous Tense, The Past Perfect Tense, The Past Continuous Tense,The Simple Past Tense: Review Exercise

By | March 19, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into the past perfect continuous tense, the past perfect tense, the past continuous tense, or the simple past tense. In some cases, more than one tense is possible.

1. Yesterday, I (go) … to Diana’s house. When we (get) … there, her father (tell) … us that she (sleep) … . He said she (sleep) … for quite some time.

2. Yesterday morning, I (repair) … my bike. While I (repair) … it, my dad (come) … . He then (go) … into the house. My mom (cook) … . She (cook) … for about half an hour when he (come) … up. I (finish) … repairing my bike around 10 AM. Then I (go) … into the house. My mom was not in the kitchen. She (already, finish) … cooking.

3. A: What (you, do) … when the accident (happen) … ?                                                     B: I (read) … a newspaper. I wasn’t aware there (be) … an accident.

4. I (get) … back home from work at around 1 PM this afternoon. When I (arrive) … a few people (gather) … right in front of my house. I (ask) … what (go) … on. They said a burglar (break) … into my house, and probably (steal) … something.

5. Maria (leave) … for America by plane yesterday. Jono (feel) … sad because she (never, tell) … him anything about her plan to study in the US.

6. Last night my brother (study) … for an English test for two hours from 7 to 9 PM. At about 7.30 the telephone (ring) … . He (still, study) … . That means, he (study) … for 30 minutes when the telephone (ring) … .

7. This afternoon I (meet) … Handoko down the street by accident. I (stop) … him because I (be) … convinced something was wrong. He (have) … a few bruises on his face. I (ask) … what (happen) … and he said he (just, fight) … with some boys.

8. Last week I (meet) … my friend Yudi at the railway station. I (tell) … him that I (go) … to Jakarta. But he (tell) … me that the train (leave) … a few minutes before I (arrive) … .

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