Excercises from «English Grammar in use»

15.1 Read the situations and write sentences from the words in brackents.

  1. You went to Su’es house, but she wasn’t there. She had gone out.
  2. You went back to your home town after many years. It wasn’t the same as before. It had changed a lot.
  3. I invited Rachel to the party, but the chouldn’t come. She had arranged to do something else.
  4. You went to the cinema last night. You got to the cinema late. The film had already started.
  5. It was nice to see Daniel again after such a long time. I hadn’t seen him for five years.
  6. I offered Sue something to eat, but she wasn’t hungry. She had just had breakfast.

15.2 For each situation, write a sentence ending with never … befor. Use the verb in brackets.

  1. The man sitting next to you on the plan was very nervous. It was his first flight. He’d never flown before.
  2. Somebody sang a song. I didn’t know it. I had never heard before.
  3. Sam played tennis yesterday. He wasn’t very good at it because it was his first game. He’d never played tenis before.
  4. Last year we went to Mexico. It was our first time there. We’d never been there before.

15.3 Use the sentences on the left to complete the paragraps on the right. These sentences are in the order in witch they happened — so (a) happened before (b), (b) before (c) etc. But your paragraph begins with the underlined sentence, so sometimes you need the past perfect.

  1. (a) Somebody broke into the office during the night. (b) We arrived at work in the morning. (c) We called the police. } We arrived at work in the morning and found that somebody had broken into the office during the night. So we called the police.
  2. (a) Laura went out this morning. (b) I rang her doorbell. (c) There was no answer. } I wan’t to Laura house this morning and rang doorbell, but there was no answer. She had gone out.
  3. (a) Jim came back from holiday few days ago. (b) I met him the same day. (c) He looked very well. } I met Jim a few days ago. He’d just come from holiday. He looked very well.
  4. (a) Kevin sent Sally lots of emails. (b) She never replied to them. (c) Yesterday he got a phone call from her. (d) He was very surprised. } Yesterday Kevin had got a phone call from Sally. He was very surpised. He sent Sally lots of emails, but she had never repiled to them.

15.4 Put the verb into the correct form, past perfect (I had gone) or past simple (I did).

  1. ‘Was Paul at the party when you arrived?’ No. he had gone home.’
  2. I felt very tired when I got home, so I went straight tobed.
  3. The house was very quiet when I got home. Everybody had gone to bed.
  4. Sorry I’m late. The car had broken down on my way here.
  5. We were driving along the road when we saw a car which had broken down, so we stopped to help.

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