December 25, 2014

A self-test on "simple past and past perfect usage"



A test on using simple past and past perfect tense:
Name of the student: ……………………………………………………………………………
1.       When Srujana ………………..…….. (went/had gone) out to play she ……………………………. (already did/had already done)
2. Harinath ……………………………….……….….. (came/had come) home, ……………..……………………….. (switched/had switched) on the telly.
3.       Before that day in winter, the African boy …………..……………………. (never saw/had never seen) snow in his life.
4.       She ……………………………. (gave/had given) me the book that she …………………. (read/had read)
5.       We ………………. (visited/had visited) the museum that our friend ………………………. (told/had told) us about a month before.
6.   We …………………………… (gave/had given) away the flowers that we …………………………… (picked/had picked)
7.       The teacher ……………………….. (sent/had sent) the letter that she ……………………………………… (wrote/had written)
8.       The gardener ………………………….. (watered/had watered) the trees that he ……………………. (planted/had planted)
9.       I ……………………… (got/had gotten) into the taxi that my friend ………………………. (had called/called) for me.
10.   She ………………………. (wanted/had wanted) to wear the jumper that her mum …………………………… (just washed/had just washed)
11.   My friend ……………………….. (eat) up all the biscuit we …………………………………. (bake)
12.   The teacher …………………… (correct) the tests we ……………………………….. (write)
13.   I …………………………. (give) them some of the candies I …………………………….. (buy)
14.   My sister ………………………. (see/not) the note that I …………………… (lay) for her.
15.   We …………………… (want) to watch a film that we …………………………….. (see/not)
16.   When he ………………………….. (wake up) his mother ………………………………….. (already/prepare) breakfast.
17.   We ………………………. (go) to London because the Queen …………………………. (invite) us for tea.
18.   He ………………….. (hear) the news, …………………………. (go) to the telephone and ………………………. (call) a friend.
19.   When she …………………………. (start) to learn English she ………………………… (already/learn) French.
20.   Jane …………………………. (already type) 10 pages when her computer ………………………… (crash)
21.   By the time he ………………………. (arrive) at the pub they …………………………. (run) out of beer.
22.   Before that day we …………………………. (never think) of going to Japan.
23.   I …………………….. (know) him for a long time before, I …………………… (meet) his family.
24.   They ………………………….. (not know) Where to meet because nobody …………………….. (tell) them.
25.   It …………………….. (be) cloudy for days before it finally ………………………… (begin) to rain.

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