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Past perfect Exercise

By Mamta Kalla - Friday, 3 October 2014 No Comments
Past Perfect - Positive and Negative
Make the positive or negative past perfect simple


1.     We were not able to see the live match because we ----------- tickets in advance.(get)

2. When I arrived at the cinema hall, the film -----------.(start)

3. I --------- to an opera before last night.(not be)

4. She ------- in Mumbai she went to Delhi.(live)

5. He only understood the movie because he --------- the book.(read)

6. After they -------- in the cold, they began to feel sick.(walk)

7. John --------- Hindi before he moved to India.(study)

8. If you----------- to your father, you would have got the job.(listen)

9. I (not) have any money because I -------- my purse.(lost)

10. She (not) arrive until after I -------.(left)

11. I had never seen such a beautiful beach before I --------- to Goa.(go)

12. When we had finished dinner, we -------- out. (go)

13. She (not) studied for the test, so you ------ very nervous.(was)

14. The garden was dead because it ---------- dry all summer.

15. He  (not) used this tool before, so I --------- him how to use it.(show)

16. I have ------you somewhere before.(meet)

17. I (not) ------- dinner when they arrived.(have)

18. We were late for the train because we ------------our tickets.(forget)

19. We (not) ---------- before the party.(meet)

20. My friends told me they --------- a lot before the exam.(study)

21. She said that she (not) --------- the Delhi before.(visit)

22. The grass was yellow because it ----------all summer.(not/rain)

23. We couldn’t go into the concert because we ----------- the tickets.(not/get)

24. They had ---------- in the home, so we went to a restaurant..(not/get)

25. The student----------their homework, so they were in trouble. (not/do)




Answers



1.     We were not able to see the live match because we had not booked tickets in advance.

2. When I arrived at the cinema hall, the film had started.

3. I had never been to an opera before last night.

4. She had lived in Mumbai she went to Delhi.

5. He only understood the movie because he had read the book.

6. After they had walked in the cold, they began to feel sick.

7. John had studied Hindi before he moved to India.

8. If you had listened to your father, you would have got the job.

9. I did not have any money because I had lost my purse.

10. She didn't arrive until after I had left.

11. I had never seen such a beautiful beach before I went to Goa.

12. When we had finished dinner, we went out.

13. She had not studied for the test, so you were very nervous.

14. The garden was dead because it had been dry all summer.

15. He had not used this tool before, so I showed him how to use it.

16. I have met you somewhere before.

17. I had not had dinner when they arrived.

18. We were late for the train because we had forgotten our tickets.

19. We had not met before the party.

20. My friends told me they have studied a lot before the exam.

21. She said that she had not visited the Delhi before.

22. The grass was yellow because it had not rained all summer.

23. We couldn’t go into the concert because we had not got the tickets.

24. They had not got food in the home, so we went to a restaurant.

25. The student had not done their homework, so they were in trouble.

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