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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

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

Question 4

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

Question 5

I knew his aunt ... him any money.

Question 6

After many days of suffering, he ...

Question 7

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

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

I was sure that after midnight I ...

Question 11

Peter decided he ... to France on holidays.

Question 12

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

Question 13

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

Question 14

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

Question 15

He was almost sure he ... his exam.