Past Perfect Exercise 1

The past perfect is a tense in English to talk about events in the past that happened before another action in the past. This means that the action in the past perfect happened in a more distant past.

If you want to read more about this tense, click here. This is where you’ll find an extensive overview of when to use this tense, how to form it and there are also some examples.

This is an exercise about forming the past perfect.

You can find the exercise below:

Past Perfect Exercise 1

Complete these sentences by filling in the correct form of the verb in the past perfect.
1.
Someone (to rob) us before we arrived in Spain.
2.
They (to drive) to the mall so they could get a new toaster.
3.
I (to take) the wrong turn.
4.
We (to see) the latest Black Mirror episode before we saw the film.
5.
She (to write) a whole song before she went outside.
6.
My brother (to save) money before he bought the new iPhone.
7.
I (to give) away a lot of money before I won the lottery.
8.
He (to do) an audition before he was accepted.
9.
He (to be) a huge Leonard Cohen fan before he discovered The Pixies.
10.
My friend (to sign up) for the course but it got cancelled.

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