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Category: English tenses

Future in the past.

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

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Question 1

He was almost sure he ... his exam.

Question 2

I was sure that Kate ... by the time I arrived.

Question 3

I was sure that after midnight I ...

Question 4

I ... this letter yesterday, but I didn't have enough time.

Question 5

The concert ... at 5 p.m. but in fact it started 3 hours later.

Question 6

I ... the report when I noticed some alarming details.

Question 7

I ... to the party, but Peter made me come.

Question 8

I thought she ... everything by our arrival, but I was wrong.

Question 9

After many days of suffering, he ...

Question 10

I knew his aunt ... him any money.

Question 11

When I got to the station, the train ...

Question 12

All the problems ... be solved during yesterday's meeting.

Question 13

Peter decided he ... to France on holidays.

Question 14

We ... with them, but they finally convinced us.

Question 15

We couldn't be at that party, because we ... abroad the following day.