Past Perfect – Sentences – Exercise


Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps and form sentences in Past Perfect. Use contracted forms only when there are personal pronouns.

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Before Steven did his homework he   at the library. (to study)


Before Steven did his homework he had studied at the library.

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Form of the Past Perfect

  1. She in Sweden before she went to Norway. (to live)
  2. After we the cornflakes, Henry came in. (to eat)
  3. Before Ken ran to Kerry's house, he him. (to phone)
  4. After they their rucksacks, they rode away on their bikes. (to pack)
  5. Gerry helped his grandma in the house because his father him so. (to tell)
  6. The cat hid under the chair because the children so loud. (to be)
  7. Before the students started to write, the teacher their mobile phones. (to collect)
  8. After Max his breakfast, he left the flat. (to finish)
  9. Laura repaired her glasses because her brother them. (to break)
  10. By the time the show began, all friends . (to arrive)