Past Perfect Tense Exercise


Fill in the blanks using Past Perfect Tense.

1. We ---- (meet) before you moved to Los Angeles.


2. When I got to the office, they ---- (leave).


3. By the time the spring came, the flowers ---- (bloom).


4. I was able to pass the exam since I ---- (study) regularly.


5. The movie ---- (already start) when we arrived there.


6. Before she traveled to Lisbon, she ---- (reserve) the hotel room.


7. I ---- (have) my lunch when they offered to eat out.


8. I didn’t realize that I ---- (lose) my keys until I arrived home.


9. I noticed that I ---- (forget) to take my passport with me before I left home.


10. I was able to understand her as I ---- (know) Lea for more than ten years.


11. When the police came, the thieves ---- (already escape).


12. By the time you understood the problem I ---- (find) the solution.


13. He was fired because he ---- (give away) some documents.


14. I knew what to do because I ---- (experience) it before.


15. By the late sixteenth century, American silver ---- (account) for one-fifth of Spain's total budget.


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