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