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