Grammar — 30 agosto 2012

August 30, 2012

 

 

Livello: Upper-intermediate

 

 

Grammatica/PAST PERFECT SIMPLE and CONTINUOUS — Exercise 1

 

Completa le frasi con PAST PERFECT SIMPLE o  CONTINUOUS.

Complete the sentences with the PAST PERFECT SIMPLE or CONTINUOUS.

 

 

1. EAT

 

We took our cat to the vet because she _______________ much lately.

 

My husband felt sick to his stomach because he _______________ too much.

 

 

2. WRITE

 

His hand was sore because he _______________ three essays.

 

His hand was sore because he _______________ for hours.

 

 

3. DRIVE

 

We _______________ up and down the street five times before we found their house.

 

He _______________ for hours before he realized he had made a wrong turn.

 

 

4. WAIT

 

She was furious when he arrived because she _______________ for hours.

 

She felt she _______________ long enough and decided to leave.

 

 

5. STUDY

 

How long ________ they ________________ before they decided to take a break?

 

I _______________ fifty pages before deciding to take a break.

 

 

6. LISTEN

 

If the students _______________ to the teacher’s advice, they would have avoided the disaster.

 

If the students _______________ to the teacher, she wouldn’t have given them extra homework.

 

 

ANSWERS

 

 

1. EAT

 

We took our cat to the vet because she HADN’T BEEN EATING much lately.

 

My husband felt sick to his stomach because he HAD EATEN too much.

 

 

2. WRITE

 

His hand was sore because he HAD WRITTEN three essays.

 

His hand was sore because he HAD BEEN WRITING for hours.

 

 

3. DRIVE

 

We HAD DRIVEN up and down the street five times before we found their house.

 

He HAD BEEN DRIVING for hours before he realized he had made a wrong turn.

 

 

4. WAIT

 

She was furious when he arrived because she HAD BEEN WAITING for hours.

 

She felt she HAD WAITED long enough and decided to leave.

 

 

5. STUDY

 

How long HAD they BEEN STUDYING before they decided to take a break?

 

I HAD STUDIED fifty pages before deciding to take a break.

 

 

6. LISTEN

 

If the students HAD LISTENED to the teacher’s advice, they would have avoided the disaster.

 

If the students HAD BEEN LISTENING to the teacher, she wouldn’t have given them extra homework.

 

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