English Grammar, First Year Classes & Topics

Past Perfect Tense & Exercise 9

Past Perfect Tense:

S + had + third form of verb

It describes an action completed in the past.

If two actions happened in the past, the past perfecttense is used to denote the  action whichhappened earlier.

e.g: When I reached the station, the train started.


ExerciseNo. 9 :

Fillin the blanks with the past indefinite or past perfect form of verbs given inbrackets.

1.Bythe time the ambulance …..the patient …..(arrive, die)

2.The teacher ….they could go home when they….theirwork. ( say,complete)

3. We ….the lesson after the teacher ….it tous.(understand, explain)

4. Iwish you.....your thesis by the due date.( submit)

5.Sandeep….to get a first class. He…. only a second class. (hope, get)

6. Several hours before the cricket match……thespectators……the stadium.

    ( begin,fill)

7. He…..hungry because he…..nothing to eat since theprevious day.(be, have)

8.Mother ……very tired. She …….the whole day. (be, work)