Class 12 C English | Unit: 17 | War and Peace |Train to Pakistan || Grammar Exercise Solution| Past simple, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous tense
Past simple, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous tense
C. Fill in the gaps with the suitable form of the verb in the brackets. Use past
simple/past continous/past perfect tenses. You may need to use negative too.
It was Sunday afternoon. I ……was watching….. (watch) a cookery programme on TV when I …realized………. (realise) how hungry I was. But of course, I was hungry; I …had not eaten……. (eat) anything since lunch, and I …had been running….. (run) a race in the morning. “Biscuits!” I …thought….. (think). My mother …gave………. (give) me a jar of delicious home-made biscuits. I …went.. (go) into the kitchen, …opened… (open) the fridge and …poured…. (pour) some milk in a big glass. Then I …looked….. (look) for the kitchen chair but it …was not… (be) there: somebody …had taken…. (take) it away. And there were no biscuits in the biscuit jar: somebody …had eaten… (eat) them all! I was sure I …had put… (put) the jar there the previous day and I …had eaten……. (eat) only one cookie. It was very strange. A few minutes later, I ……drank…. (drink) my glass of milk when I ……heard…. (hear) a loud noise coming from the dining room. I …went….. (go) there quickly and I …opened…. (open) the door. I couldn’t believe my eyes. An enormous monkey …was eating….. (eat) the biscuits excitedly on the kitchen chair.
D. Rewrite the following sentences correcting the mistakes.
Example: Did you ever see her before you met her at school?
Had you ever seen her before you met her at school?
a. She played the flute and then she had sung in their choir.
Ans: She played the flute and then she sang in their choir.
b. I borrowed Rima’s car. Had you known about it?
Ans: I borrowed Rima’s car. Did you known about it?
c. After the lesson had finished, we run out of school.
Ans: After the lesson had finished, we ran out of school.
d. Had you be there? – Yes, the previous year.
Ans: Had you been there? – Yes, the previous year.
e. Did you liked my article published in the Himalayan Times yesterday?
Ans: Did you like my article published in the Himalayan Times yesterday?
f. I recognized him because I saw him before.
Ans: I recognized him because I had seen him before.
g. I hadn’t gone out because I hadn’t finished my homework.
Ans: I didn’t go out because I hadn’t finished my homework.
h. We had done nothing like this at that time.
Ans: We did nothing like this at that time.
i. It was quite difficult. I had had no idea what to do.
Ans: It was quite difficult. I had no idea what to do.
j. As far as I’d known, she had always had some pets.
Ans: As far as I knew, she had always had some pets.
k. When I met Jim, he was already a soldier for three years.
Ans: When I met Jim, he had already been a soldier for three years.
l. He had gone to the coffee because somebody had told him.
Ans: He went to the coffee because somebody had told him.