Monday, June 3, 2019

Past Perfect Tense VS Simple Past Tense Exercise

The Past Perfect Tense Exercise

Grammar Exercise

Fill in the blank spaces with the correct Past Perfect tense of the verbs in brackets. Pay attention that in some cases, the Past Perfect tense, the Simple Past tense, or the Past Perfect Continuous tense can be used with no difference in meaning.

Exercise A.

Complete the sentences below with Past Perfect verbs based on the situations given in brackets..
  1. (Rina was doing her assignment from six o'clock till half past seven last night.)
    By a quarter to eight, Rina her assignment.
  2. (Jim washed his car from nine till eleven o'clock. Tika arrived at half past eleven.)
    When Tika arrived, Jim his car.
  3. (He graduated from university in 2016. His father retired in 2017.)
    When his father retired in 2017, he from the university.
  4. (The movie began at seven o'clock. We arrived at the cinema at ten minutes past seven.)
    When we arrived at the cinema, the movie .
  5. (Ika typed the letter at half past eight. She finished it in twenty minutes. The manager called at nine o'clock.)
    By the time the manager called, Ika the letter.
  6. (The teacher explained the lesson. Then we understood it.)
    We understood the lesson after the teacher it.
  7. (The train stopped. Then he got off.)
    He got off after the train .
  8. (I'm speaking to Maya. She has not finished her work.)
    When I spoke to Maya, she her work.
  9. (They repaired our motorcycle. We were able to continue our trip.)
    We were able to continue our trip after they our motorcycle.
  10. (The guests left. Then I mowed the lawn.)
    I mowed the lawn as soon as the guests .

Exercise B.

Past Perfect Tense VS Simple Past Tense
In this exercise, you are to change the verbs in brackets into the Past Perfect or the Simple Past tense. Please keep in mind that when we want to refer to an earlier event or a more past time (past in the past), the Past Perfect should be used. However, when the events are told in chronological order, the Simple Past can be used.

Contoh soal: They (go) home after they (finish) their work.
Jawaban: They went home after they had finished their work.
  1. She out when I at her house.
  2. I them that I to that place before.
  3. My little brother all the pie before we back.
  4. We them what countries they .
  5. The police the witness what to the victim the previous night.
  6. His mother a lot about him before she that he was safe.
  7. The house much smaller than he at first.
  8. The archaeologist that the glories of Tutankhamen exaggerated.
  9. He to admit that he his friends' mobile phone.
  10. She her teacher that her mother her with her homework.
  11. As soon as we the confirmation, we with our plans.
  12. After the bridge repaired, the road reopened.
  13. After she from the university, she back to her hometown.
  14. After we our lunch, we our journey.
  15. Before the teacher , we cleaning our classroom.