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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

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

Question 2

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

Question 3

Peter decided he ... to France on holidays.

Question 4

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

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

I knew his aunt ... him any money.

Question 10

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

Question 11

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

Question 12

I was sure that after midnight I ...

Question 13

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

Question 14

He was almost sure he ... his exam.

Question 15

After many days of suffering, he ...