Yellow Level Quiz #10 – past perfect tense (ANSWERS)

Part A.  

Directions: Complete each sentence or question with the past perfect tense. Some sentences are negative. (10 points)

1. Before she became a professional photographer, she had attended college for four years. (attend)

2. After the game had finally ended, everyone went home. (end)

3. The teacher told us that he had given out only two A’s to his students this quarter. (give)

4. She had previously been an office manger before she became a police officer. (be)

5. What did they say they had done with their old car? (do)

6. When I talked with the salesperson, he said that he hadn’t had time to place my order. (have — negative)

7. The rocket exploded in mid-air after it had left the launch pad. (leave)

8. They were sure that they hadn’t made the wrong decision to move. (make — negative)

9. If she hadn’t lost all that weight, she definitely would have died. (lose — negative)

10. We asked our accountant if he had finished doing our taxes. (finish)


Part B.

Directions: Complete each question or statement with the past tense or the past perfect tense. (Some sentence can use either tense, but please consider the best choice for each situation.) 10 points.

1. How did the dog hurt himself? (hurt)

2. Why did he say he had done the work when it was clear that he hadn’t? (do)

3. Had we had more time, we would have visited more places. (have)

4. This computer didn’t cost very much money. (cost — negative)

5. Why didn’t you ask your supervisor if she had made yet a decision about your hours? (make)

6. They didn’t want to order any more food because they had already eaten enough. (want — negative)

7. Didn’t you realize that you hadn’t set your alarm clock properly? (set — negative)

8. Dora’s father wanted to know why the teacher had given her a failing grade. (give)

9. What time did the store close last night? (close)

10. They hadn’t been to a party in a very long time. (be — negative)


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