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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #53517: Past perfect simple and continuous
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    Past perfect simple and continuous


     

     *Past perfect  simple :

      We use the past perfect simple to talk about what happened before a point in the past .

     

    Example:

    The secretary had already told the boss before I got a chance to give him my version.

     

    *Past perfect continuous:

     We use the past perfect continuous to refer to an action in the past which continued until another action took place.

     

    Example:

    The miners had been digging all night long when an explosion occurred.

     

     





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    1. Peter told me he (already/pay) the bill.
    2. Brian believed that John (to move)to London.
    3. When Ron arrived, the party (already/begin).
    4. Sarah was exhausted.She(wash) the dishes for more than three hours.
    5. The children (already/go) to bed when their mother came from work.
    6. It was my first flight ; I (never/ travel) by plane before.
    7. My wife didn't watch the film with me because she (already/to see) it.








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