Past Perfect Continuous Exercise PDF

Past Perfect Continuous Exercise PDF

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Exercise

Put the verbs in brackets in Past Perfect Continuous/Progressive:

  1. Tina needed a break because she (study)  all morning.
  2. Wendy (learn)  Japanese for 10 years before she moved to Japan.
  3. I did not go to the party last night because I (work)  all day.
  4. Olga felt fit for the race because she (train)   a lot.
  5. When I went to see Ms Smith, her colleague told me that she (speak)  on the phone for two hours.
  6. You got sick because you (eat)  the whole time.
  7. The singer (live)  in this town for ten years when he moved to Paris.
  8. We (go)  out with each other for three years before I met his family.
  9. The students (wait)  for three hours before they could start the test.
  10. I (drive)  in the wrong direction for an hour before I noticed my mistake.

ANSWERS

  1. Tina needed a break because she had been studying all morning.
  2. Wendy had been learning Japanese for 10 years before she moved to Japan.
  3. I did not go to the party last night because I had been working all day.
  4. Olga felt fit for the race because she had been training a lot.
  5. When I went to see Ms Smith, her colleague told me that she had been speaking on the phone for two hours.
  6. You got sick because you had been eating the whole time.
  7. The singer had been living in this town for ten years when he moved to Paris.
  8. We had been going out with each other for three years before I met his family.
  9. The students had been waiting for three hours before they could start the test.
  10. I had been driving in the wrong direction for an hour before I noticed my mistake.

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