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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

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

Question 2

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

I knew his aunt ... him any money.

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

Peter decided he ... to France on holidays.

Question 8

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

Question 9

He was almost sure he ... his exam.

Question 10

After many days of suffering, he ...

Question 11

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

Question 12

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

Question 13

I was sure that after midnight I ...

Question 14

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

Question 15

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