They had already eaten all the bread when the waiter brought the meal. 2 He had had the car for twelve years when he sold it. 3 She had never phoned the dentist before. 4 The baby had fallen asleep by 11 o’clock. 5 I went to bed as soon as I had finished all the grammar exercise. 6 We had prepared the food before the guests arrived. 7 Mum had already made breakfast when we got up .8 Kate started studying after John had leaved. 9 She realised that she had forgotten her book at home.10 Lisa’s mother bought her a kitten yesterday because she had sung well in the concert the night before.
Past Perfect or Past Perfect Continuous11
The thief had been stealing the car for years before he was caught.12 The phone had been ringing for ten minutes before he answered it.13 The decorator had been painting all the walls before Dad got home.14 I was doing the housework all day, so I decided to take a break.15 They had eaten all the pizza before I got there.
Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect or Past Perfect Continuous
16 He was tired. He was driving since 8 a.m.17 She was frying the fish when the frying pan caught fire. 18 Tom returned from the cinema at five o’clock.19 She was typing a letter while she was talking on the phone.20 Mother saw that Nick had not washed his hands..