Yellow Level Quiz #21 – Past Perfect Continuous Tense  (Click here) for the PDF version)

Part A.

Directions: In each of these sentences and questions, put the verb in the form of the past perfect continuous tense.

1. Before he was a cook, Kevin _________ ____________ ____________ at a golf course as a caddy. (work)

2. Samantha __________ __________ ____________ on a big refund during tax season, but she didn’t get it. (count)

3. People in Minnesota __________ ___________ _____________ forward to the Vikings playing in the Superbowl, but they lost the final game in the playoffs. (look)

4. Maria divorced her husband, Phil, because he ___________ ___________ _____________ enough time with her. (spend– negative)

5. We __________ ___________ _____________ to move to California, but then we reconsidered our decision due to all of the natural disasters that haven taken place there over the last decade. (plan)


Part B.

Directions: Choose between the present perfect continuous tense or the past perfect continuous tense.

1. Oscar ___________ __________ ____________ at the same restaurant for the last ten years. (work)

2. Daniel was fired last year because he ___________ ___________ ____________ from the company he worked for. (steal)

3. A construction company __________ ___________ ____________ land for a new office building. (clear)

4. Sara ___________ __________ ___________ sick until she visited the doctor. (feel)

5. David ___________ ___________ ____________ through cancer treatment before he died. (go)

6. Where __________ you ___________ ____________ in the last few years? (work)

7. The students at our school __________ __________ ____________ hard in preparation for exams. (study)

8. If he __________ __________ ___________ attention while driving, he would have hit the deer as it crossed the road. (pay — negative)

9. Olympic athletes __________ __________ _____________ for the upcoming games in South Korea. (train)

10. Bill was all sweaty when he arrived at the office because he __________ ____________ ____________ his bike. (ride)


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