Category: English tenses

Past perfect simple or past perfect continuous?

Put each verb in brackets into the past perfect simple or the past perfect continuous.

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Please use short forms e.g. haven't instead of have not in negative statements and use long forms in positive statements e.g. I am instead of I'm.

1. I (play) tennis so long that later I was totally exhausted.2. We (drive) for two hours when, all of a sudden, the car broke down.3. I (finish) dinner when she arrived.4. She (apply) for this job for a long time and finally she got it.5. I (finish) cooking so I could get some rest.6. The ground was wet. It (rain).7. When we went back, our house was empty. Somebody (rob) us.8. We (use) all the petrol and had to lend some from our neighbours.9. I (wait) for 30 minutes before the train arrived.10. We were good friends. We (know) each other for a long time.11. How many times (you meet) her before yesterday?12. We (run) for an hour when I suddenly felt bad.13. It was the second time I (play) tennis with Mike that week.14. I wasn't hungry, because I (already eat) a big lunch.15. He (have) his car for 2 motnhs before he wrote it off.