Past Perfect Simple - Exercises

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Exercises

Form the Past Perfect Simple.

  1. I/work → subject + had + 3rd verb form|regular verb → basic form + ed
  2. he/paint → subject + had + 3rd verb form|regular verb → basic form + ed
  3. we/listen → subject + had + 3rd verb form|regular verb → basic form + ed
  4. you/speak → subject + had + 3rd verb form|irregular verb (speak-spoke-spoken)
  5. they/find subject + had + 3rd verb form|irregular verb (find-found-found)

Complete the sentences in the Past Perfect Simple.

  1. We ate cherries from the tree that my grandfather (plant)  many years before.had + 3rd verb form
  2. When we arrived, the show (start/already) .had + 3rd verb form|already comes before the full verb
  3. We went to a place where I (be/never)  before.had + 3rd verb form|irregular verb (be-was/were-been)|never comes before the full verb
  4. The teacher wanted to know whether we (read)  the book.had + 3rd verb form|irregular verb (read-read-read)
  5. Yesterday I met a friend that I (see/not)  for ages.had + 3rd verb form|irregular verb (see-saw-seen)|not comes before the full verb

Complete the questions in the Past Perfect Simple.

  1. (your husband/make/dinner)  when you got home?In questions, the helping verb comes before the subject.|irregular verb + ed
  2. (Lisa/finish/her homework)  when she went out with her friends?In questions, the helping verb comes before the subject.|regular verb + ed
  3. (you/have/breakfast)  when you started to work?In questions, the helping verb comes before the subject.|irregular verb → 3rd verb form (have-had-had)
  4. (What/he/do)  that made you so upset with him the other day?In questions, the helping verb comes before the subject.|irregular verb → 3rd verb form (do-did-done)
  5. (she/move/to London/already)  when she met her boyfriend?In questions, the helping verb comes before the subject.|regular verb + ed