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