The Past Perfect Tense vs The Simple Past Tense: Exercise

By | March 6, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the past perfect tense or the simple past tense.

1. Last night Maria (read) … a very good novel.
2. I (read) … the novel before she (read) … it last night.
3. A burglar (steal) … my bike last night.
4. I am sure that the burglar (plan) … to steal my bike before he (steal) … it.
5. We (attend) … a concert last night. But when we (arrive) … the concert (already, begin) ….
6. The train (arrive) … before we (get) … to the station.
7. After all the guests (leave) … the house, I (go) … in.
8. Tiara (go) … to visit his friend at the local hospital after she (finish) … her job at home.
9. Susna (go) … shopping together with her sister after she (iron) … all her clothes.
10. Before 7 last night, she (finish) … his homework.
11. Diana (finish) … her homework five minutes ago.
12. Lita (go) … swimming after her parents (get) … back from work.
13. I (wake) … up very early this morning. But my younger sister (wake, already) … up before I did.
14. This morning I (go) … to school together with my classmate Jono because my father (already, go) … to work.
15. When the teacher (ask) … if she (finish) … her homework, Susana said she (finish) … all her homework last night.

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