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Test on Past Perfect 1

Test your knowledge on the Past Perfect. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.


Write the past participle (3rd form) of the following irregular verbs.

  1. speak -
  2. catch -
  3. eat -
  4. understand -
  5. begin -

Complete the sentences in Past Perfect Simple (positive).

  1. I lost the key that he (give) to me.
  2. She told me that she (see) a ghost.
  3. I went downstairs because I (hear) a noise.
  4. When they came home, Sue (cook) dinner already.
  5. We could not send you a postcard because we (forget) our address book.

Complete the sentences in Past Perfect Simple (negative).

  1. The waiter served something that we (not / order) .
  2. He went to Alaska where he (not / be) before.
  3. She put on the red dress, which she (not / wear) for ages.
  4. He (not / play) tennis before that day.
  5. His mother was angry because he (not / help) her with the shopping.

Complete the questions in Past Perfect Simple.

  1. (you / finish) your homework before you went to the cinema?
  2. (why / you / clean) the bathroom before you bathed the dog?
  3. (you / have) breakfast before you came here?
  4. (she / find) a place to stay when she went to Boston?
  5. (where / she / live) before she moved to Chicago?

Before submitting the test, check the following:

  • Got the spelling right?
  • Put in the full stop or question mark where required?
  • Used the correct key to type the apostrophe (Shift and #)?

In the test we cannot give you a second try. Such careless mistakes would therefore cost you valuable points.