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Exercise #26 - past perfect tense verbs

Directions: Complete each sentence or question with the past perfect tense. Some are negative.

 

1. It was obvious that he ________ _________ a mistake.

2. She said she ________ __________ all night. (negative)

3. They _________ _________ in California for six years before they realized their mistake in moving there.

4. Jim ________ never __________ such a large fish before.

5. Alice wanted everyone to try the dessert she _________ __________ for the party.

6. It seemed as though I ________ __________ her somewhere else.

7. My teacher admitted that he ________ __________ about the assignment.

8. They weren't certain if the test _________ __________ successful.

9. We would have bought the furniture if it __________ __________ a little less.

10. Many children died because they ________ ________ __________. (negative)

 

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Here they are:

 

1. It was obvious that he had made a mistake.

2. She said she hadn't slept all night. (negative)

3. They had lived in California for six years before they realized their mistake in moving there.

4. Jim had never caught such a large fish before.

5. Alice wanted everyone to try the dessert she had prepared for the party.

6. It seemed as though I had met her somewhere else.

7. My teacher admitted that he had forgotten about the assignment.

8. They weren't certain if the test had been successful.

9. We would have bought the furniture if it had cost a little less.

10. Many children died because they hadn't been vaccinated. (negative)

 

 

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