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Category: English tenses

Past Simple or past perfect?

Read the questions below and decide which answer best fits each space.

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Question 1

I ... who he was. I ... him before.

Question 2

It was my first flight. I ... before.

Question 3

We ... as we ... hungry.

Question 4

There ... no people there. Everybody ...

Question 5

When I ..., she ...

Question 6

I was sure we ... before.

Question 7

I ... so nervous, because I ... that before.

Question 8

I remember I ... her here for the first time.

Question 9

I ... him yesterday. He ... from France.

Question 10

He ... in 1984, but his illness ... a few years before.

Question 11

When I ... a child, I ... in the country.

Question 12

I was so excited when I ... her. We ... to each other for many years.

Question 13

When I ... , I noticed that nothing ...

Question 14

He ... to play, bacause he ... his leg.

Question 15

I ... sure that somebody ... there before us.