English IV Quiz On Past Perfect Vs Past Perfect Continuous

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  • 1. 
    What is the tense we use to talk about an action that happened BEFORE another past action?
    • A. 

      Past Perfect

    • B. 

      Past Perfect Continuous

  • 2. 
    What is the tense we use to emphasize the duration of a past action happened before a past action?
    • A. 

      Past Perfect

    • B. 

      Past Perfect Continuous

  • 3. 
    Past Perfect Continuous is also used to express feelings of....
    • A. 

      Happiness and optimism

    • B. 

      Annoyment and anger

    • C. 

      Sadness and desperation

    • D. 

      Tiredness and pessimism

  • 4. 
    The structure of Past Perfect is...
    • A. 

      Had + verb in past participle

    • B. 

      Had + been + verb in gerund

  • 5. 
    The structure of Past Perfect Continuous is...
    • A. 

      Had + verb in past participle

    • B. 

      Had + been + verb in gerund

  • 6. 
    Using the verbs in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses (Past Perfect or Past Perfect Continuous) I'm sorry I left without you last night, but I told you to meet me early because the show started at 8:00. I (try) __________ to get tickets for that play for months, and I didn't want to miss it.
    • A. 

      Had tried

    • B. 

      Had been trying

  • 7. 
    By the time I finally left the coffee shop where we were supposed to meet, I (have) __________ five cups of coffee...
    • A. 

      Had had

    • B. 

      Had been having

  • 8. 
    ...and I (wait) __________ over an hour.
    • A. 

      Had waited

    • B. 

      Had been waiting

  • 9. 
    I had to leave because I (arrange) __________ to meet Kathy in front of the theater.
    • A. 

      Had arranged

    • B. 

      Had been arranging

  • 10. 
    When I arrived at the theater, Kathy (pick) __________up the tickets and she was waiting for us near the entrance.
    • A. 

      Had already picked

    • B. 

      Had already been picking

  • 11. 
    She was really angry because she (wait) __________ for more than half an hour.
    • A. 

      Had waited

    • B. 

      Had been waiting

  • 12. 
    She said she (give, almost) __________ up...
    • A. 

      Had almost given

    • B. 

      Had almost been giving

  • 13. 
    ...and (go) __________into the theater without us.
    • A. 

      Had gone

    • B. 

      Had been going

  • 14. 
    Kathy told me you (be) __________late several times in the past and that she would not make plans with you again in the future.
    • A. 

      Had been

    • B. 

      Had been being

  • 15. 
    She mentioned that she (miss) __________ several movies because of your late arrivals. I think you owe her an apology. And in the future, I suggest you be on time!
    • A. 

      Had missed

    • B. 

      Had been missing