Past Perfect Tense Mastery Trivia

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1.

When Airi _______ at school, she realized she _______ her textbook.

Answer: Arrived, had forgotten
Explanation:
The correct answer is "arrived, had forgotten." The first blank should be filled with the past simple tense "arrived" because it indicates that Airi reached the school at a specific point in the past. The second blank should be filled with the past perfect tense "had forgotten" because it indicates that Airi realized her action of forgetting the textbook occurred before she arrived at school.
2.

When I _______ the new teacher, I was so surprised. I _______ his class before!

Answer: Met, had taken
Explanation:
The correct answer is "met, had taken". This is because the sentence is in the past perfect tense, indicating that the action of taking the class (had taken) occurred before the action of meeting the new teacher (met).
3.

Fraser _______ sushi before he _______ to Japan.

Answer: Had never eaten, came
Explanation:
Fraser had never eaten sushi before he came to Japan. This means that prior to his arrival in Japan, Fraser had never tried sushi.
4.

I _______ any money on the weekend because I _______ my wallet on Friday.

Answer: Didn't have, had lost
Explanation:
The correct answer is "didn't have, had lost". This answer is correct because it follows the correct verb tense. The first blank should be filled with "didn't have" because it indicates that the person did not possess any money. The second blank should be filled with "had lost" because it indicates that the person lost their wallet in the past.
5.

When Yuka _______ washing the dishes, she _______ the TV on.

Answer: Had finished, turned
Explanation:
The correct answer is "had finished, turned". This is because the sentence is in the past perfect tense, indicating that the action of finishing the dishes occurred before the action of turning on the TV. The use of "had" before "finished" indicates that the action was completed in the past before another past action.
6.

When we went to Osaka, my friend _______ a lot about the city because she _______ there many times.

Answer: Knew, had been
Explanation:
The correct answer is "knew, had been". This is because the sentence is talking about the past experiences of the friend. The friend "knew" a lot about the city because she "had been" there many times.
7.

It was a very difficult movie, but I _______ it because I _______ the book.

Answer: Understood, had read
Explanation:
The correct answer is "understood, had read". This is because the sentence is in the past tense, so the past simple tense "understood" is used to indicate that the understanding of the movie came after the action of reading the book. The past perfect tense "had read" is used to indicate that the action of reading the book occurred before the understanding of the movie.
8.

Yuka _______ English for eight years by the time she _______ from university. 

Answer: Had studied, graduated
Explanation:
The correct answer is "had studied, graduated". This is because the sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past before another action. Yuka had studied English for eight years (past perfect) by the time she graduated from university (past simple). The use of "had studied" and "graduated" in the past perfect and past simple tenses respectively accurately represents the sequence of events in the sentence.
9.

When we went camping we _______ outside because we _______ our tent!

Answer: Slept, had forgotten 
Explanation:
The correct answer is “slept, had forgotten.” This is because the action of sleeping outside occurred in the past after the tent was forgotten, so “had” is used to make the past perfect tense “had forgotten.” The sentence implies that the speaker and their companions had planned to sleep inside the tent but accidentally left it behind or did not bring it with them. As a result, they had no other option but to sleep outside.
10.

Fraser _______ scuba diving many times before he _______ his scuba license. 

Answer: Had gone, received
Explanation:
The correct answer is "had gone, received". This is because the sentence is in the past perfect tense, indicating that Fraser had already gone scuba diving multiple times before he received his scuba license. The past perfect tense is formed by using "had" followed by the past participle of the verb, which in this case is "gone". The verb "received" is in the simple past tense, indicating that it happened after Fraser had already gone scuba diving.
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