Grammar Exercises

ANSWERS – Past Perfect Simple or Past Perfect Continuous


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1.  had already started

2. had been talking 

3.  had been walking 

4.  had only known 

5.  had been crying

6.  had only been living 

7. had seen 

8. had never been 

9. hadn’t been listening / had been staring

10.  had left / had already discovered

Past simple  Exercise 1 Exercise 2

Present simple or present continuous? Exercise 1

Present perfect continuous Exercise 1

Present perfect simple vs present perfect continuous Exercise 1

TEST YOUR IDIOMS!

Parts of the Body Exercise 1

Animals  Exercise 1

Idioms with ‘Give’  Exercise 1

Idioms with ‘Make’  Exercise 1  Exercise 2

Idioms with ‘Take’  Exercise 1

Idioms with ‘Keep’  Exercise 1

Idioms with ‘Think’  Exercise 1







Grammar Exercises

Past Perfect Simple or Past Perfect Continuous

Fill the gaps with either the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous.

1.  By the time we got to the theatre the play ____________________  (already / start)

2. When Diane walked into the room she could tell that everyone ____________________ (talk) about her.

3.  We were exhausted because we ____________________  (walk) around Manhattan all day.

4.  Veronica and Harvey ____________________  (only / know) each other for six months when they got married.

5.  When I saw Caroline this morning she looked like she ____________________ (cry).

6.  They ____________________  (only / live) in California for a month when they experienced their first earthquake.

7.  Even though Jeff ____________________ (see) the Grand Canyon before in photos, he was still amazed at the vastness of it.

8. I was so excited about going to Paris. I ____________________ (never / be) there before.

9. The science teacher asked Nora to explain the formula but she couldn’t because she ____________________ (not / listen). She ____________________ (stare) out of the window instead.

10.  By the time Jacqueline remembered that  she ____________________ (leave) the juicy steak out on the kitchen table, her dog ____________________ (already / discover) it. Yum yum ! 😂

ANSWERS

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Past simple  Exercise 1 Exercise 2

Present simple or present continuous? Exercise 1

Present perfect continuous Exercise 1

Present perfect simple vs present perfect continuous Exercise 1

TEST YOUR IDIOMS!

Parts of the Body Exercise 1

Animals  Exercise 1

Idioms with ‘Give’  Exercise 1

Idioms with ‘Make’  Exercise 1  Exercise 2

Idioms with ‘Take’  Exercise 1

Idioms with ‘Keep’  Exercise 1

Idioms with ‘Think’  Exercise 1







Grammar Exercises

Prepositions of Place (at, in, on)

Complete the sentences with ‘at’,’ in’ or ‘on’.

  1. We have offices  _____ Lisbon and London.
  2. Our offices are _____ Exeter Road.
  3. Our offices are _____ 10 Exeter Road.
  4. They live ____ number thirty.
  5. They live _____ Singapore.
  6. Shush! I’m _____ the phone.
  7. “Where are you?” – “I’m _____ work.”
  8. I’ll meet you _____ front of the station in five minutes.
  9. I’m _____ my way home now.
  10. Jack is _____ the meeting room.
  11. Patrick isn’t here. He’s _____ a conference _____ Berlin.
  12. Anna missed her son’s birthday because she was _____ a business trip.
  13. He said goodbye and got _____ the taxi.
  14. We got _____ the bus.
  15. I read the report _____ the plane.
  16. They met _____ university.
  17. Somebody’s phone rang _____ the middle of the meeting.
  18. George was sitting _____ his office.
  19. Don’t sit _____ this chair. It’s broken.
  20. There is a dirty mark _____ your computer screen.
  21. (in an office) Put the boxes _____ the corner.
  22. You can leave the boxes _____ the floor.
  23. _____ the end of the day I was ready to go home.
  24. I fell asleep _____ the sofa.

Answers

  1. in
  2. on
  3. at
  4. at
  5. in
  6. on
  7. at
  8. in
  9. on
  10. in
  11. at, in
  12. on
  13. in
  14. on
  15. on
  16. at
  17. in
  18. in
  19. on
  20. on
  21. in
  22. on
  23. at
  24. on