Past Perfect and Simple Past (Statements) – Exercise

Task No. 4439

Put the verbs in brackets into the gaps in the correct tense – Past Perfect or Simple Past.

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Pat   (to live) in London before he   (to move) to Rome.


Pat had lived in London before he moved to Rome.

  1. After Fred (to spend) his holiday in Italy he (to want) to learn Italian.
  2. Jill (to phone) Dad at work before she (to leave) for her trip.
  3. Susan (to turn on) the radio after she (to wash) the dishes.
  4. When she (to arrive) the match already (to start).
  5. After the man (to come) home he (to feed) the cat.
  6. Before he (to sing) a song he (to play) the guitar.
  7. She (to watch) a video after the children (to go) to bed.
  8. After Eric (to make) breakfast he (to phone) his friend.
  9. I (to be) very tired because I (to study) too much.
  10. They (to ride) their bikes before they (to meet) their friends.