Grammer: Past Perfect and Simple Past

Gap-fill exercise

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Use the verbs in brackets to fill in the right form of the tenses:

1. When Jack (arrive) in Toronto his father (leave already) the town.

2. Mrs. West (post) the letter immediately after she (finish) it.

3. After John (do) his homework he (go) to play football.

4. She (tell) her teacher that her mother (help) her with her homework.

5. They (go) home after they (finish) their work.

6. The student (work) hard after the teacher (criticize) him.

7. Peter (thank) his parents for what they (do) for him.

8. Mr. Huber (realize) that he (leave) his umbrella in the bus.

9. They (discover) that thieves (steal) all their money.

10. After they (eat) he (wash) the dishes.

11. Peter (not admit) that he (make) a mistake.

12. I (be) sure that he (not kill) the man.

13. Bofore I (visit) my grandmother I (give) her a call.

14. After my grandmother (to suffer) from cancer for ten years she (die) last week.

15. The man (to be dead already) for half an hour when the police (arrive) .