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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 .



    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.



    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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