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PDF book 1: English tenses exercises. PDF book 2: English grammar exercises. PDF book 3: English grammar rules. Read more about English grammar books PDF on e-grammar. Test 1: Past perfect simple vs continuous. Test 2: Past perfect simple. Test 3: Past perfect continuous. Complete her story. Past perfect simple exercises PDF Printable worksheets with answers. Past perfect continuous exercises PDF Exercises to practise the continuous form.
Past perfect simple and continuous exercises PDF Practise the difference. Past simple and past perfect exercises PDF Compare these two tenses. They had been sent. Positive statement: I had travelled, He had done. Negative question: Had I not done? Hadn't I done? See also how to make the past perfect in the passive voice. We use the past perfect simple tense to make it clear that an event was completed before another event.
The door bell rang at last. I had been in the room since breakfast. The bell rang at noon. I came in the morning - before that. When I arrived there Sarah had already left. I arrived after lunch. Sara went home before lunch. I was so hungry! I had not eaten anything since the morning. It was late at night. In I had lived in the same place for ten years. Had you ever travelled by plane before your holiday in Spain? The past perfect tense is often used with expressions indicating that some activities took some time, such as: for 10 years, since , all week, all the time, always These activities began before a point of time or another action and continued to that point.
When the plane landed Tim had travelled all day. My parents moved away from Leeds. They had lived there since they got married. In Derek started to work in Berlin.
He had always planned it. These expressions are also used with the present perfect, which refers, however, to activities that started in the past and still continue. I have been in Paris for a week. I came a week ago and I am still in Paris. When I met Annie I had been in Paris for a week. I came to Paris a week before I met Annie and I am not there anymore. We also use the past perfect tense for an action that ended a long time before the point of time that we refer to.
In Angie worked in Glasgow. In 's she had worked in Wales. Angie left her job in Glasgow in In she worked in Glasgow. But we do not know what she did in the meantime. The past simple is used for activities that happened some time ago. The past perfect simple is used for events that happened before a point of time in the past. Jim returned at 4 o'clock. He had called Jane on the way back home and now she appeared at the door. In this story the sentences are in a reversed order, because in reality, first Jim called Jane and then he returned.
If we want to keep this sentence order, we must use the past perfect tense to make it clear that Jim called Jane first. Jim called Jane on the way back home. He returned at 4 o'clock and now she appeared at the door. This difference is important. In some situations these two tenses have a completely different meaning.
I arrived at the garage. They told me to pay in cash. But I only had my credit card. I couldn't pay.
They had told me to pay in cash. I paid and left immediately. In the first case I did not know that I had to pay in cash. They told me after my arrival. In the second case I was informed before my arrival and had no problems. In time clauses after when we use the past simple if we want to say that the first activity led to the second and that the second followed the first very closely.
The perfect form is used when we want to make it clear that the first event was completed before the second started and that there is no relation between them. When she had washed the dishes she had a cup of tea. But: When she washed the dishes she put the plates in the cupboard. He got up as soon as he had heard the alarm clock.
We did not stop until we had reached the coast. Maria had finished her meal by the time I arrived. Positive statement: I had been doing. Negative statement: I had not been doing. Question form: Had I been doing?
Negative question: Had I not been doing? It is used for activities that began before a point of time and were still continuing at that point of time. Last summer Josh had been renovating his house for two years. He started three years ago and last summer he was still renovating his house. The past perfect continous and the present perfect continuous are basically very similar. The difference is, however, that in the present perfect we refer to the present times.
I have been practising since the morning. I am still practising. At 11 o'clock I had been practising for two hours. I began at 9 o'clock and at 11 o'clock I was still practising.
For activities that can continue for a long time we can use both the simple and continuous work, run, study, travel, sleep There is practically no difference in meaning, but the continuous is more usual in English. Stephen was pretty tired.
He had worked all day. He had been working all day. Before midnight Paul had translated the article. He finished his work. Before midnight Paul had been translating the article. He did not finish it. He was still translating at that moment.
If we refer to a number of individual events or events that were repeated, we must use the simple. Before the lesson ended they had written three tests.
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Free interactive exercises to practice online or download as pdf to print. Past Simple. The Past Simple tells us about the past, a time which is finished. Exercises: Simple present and present perfect Presente simple y presente perfecto Elige entre el presente perfecto o el presente simple. Yes, I washave been there four times. I have lived in this city for six months.
Present perfect. Worksheets - pdf exercises. Exercise_ pdf / Ex._29 pdf · Ex / Ex / Ex / Ex · Answers_katcompany.org · Past / present perfect - worksheet 1.
Once we've received your revision, we'll review it and publish here, replacing the original worksheet. A simple worksheet contrasting the present perfect, past simple and past perfect tense. There are two exercises in which students are asked to read the sentences, choose and circle the most suitable tense and fill in the blank spaces with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
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Review the past simple here. Where were you? Present Perfect Simple or Past Simple some sentences might require Continuous form, but this time, please, form only Simple tenses: 1 We sing a song on Monday. Present Continuous vs. Past Continuous January 10, ; Transitive vs. She enjoyed herself at the party last night.
Simple Past and Present Perfect contrasted. We ate out yesterday. Choose either the present perfect or the past simple to go into each sentence. Do you need help? Free Practice Tests for learners of English. Yesterday I forgot my dictionary at home; so, I borrowed another one from my classmate.