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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Past Perfect Continuous

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of the past perfect continuous.

Example

Choose the past perfect continuous sentences.

I had eaten dinner when someone knocked on my door.
I had been eating dinner for five minutes when someone knocked on my door.

The correct answer is "I had been eating dinner for five minutes when someone knocked on my door."



1.

Choose the past perfect continuous sentences.

  I was walking when I met my boyfriend.
  I had been walking for 15 minutes when I met my boyfriend.
     
2.

Choose the past perfect continuous sentences.

  I had been driving too fast when I crashed.
  I was driving too fast and I crashed.
     
3.

Choose the past perfect continuous sentences.

  I had been waiting for 10 minutes when my date arrived.
  I waited for 10 minutes and then my date arrived.
     
4.

Choose the past perfect continuous sentences.

  I had been playing football for five years before I became a professional.
  I had played football for five years before I became a professional.
     
Choose the correct sentence to express the following situations.
     
5.

Mr. Lucas began teaching at 8:30. Mr. Lucas continued teaching until the fire bell rang at 9:00.

  Mr. Lucas had taught when the fire bell rang.
  Mr. Lucas had been teaching for half an hour when the fire bell rang.
     
6.

Mr. Lucas began teaching math at 8:30. Mr. Lucas taught math until 10:00. The fire bell rang at 10:15.

  Mr. Lucas had already finished teaching math when the fire bell rang.
  Mr. Lucas had been teaching math for an hour when the fire bell rang.
     
7.

Rene took a bath from 7:30 to 8:00. At 7:45 his wife came home.

  Rene had been taking a bath for 15 minutes when his wife came home.
  Rene had taken a bath when his wife came home.
     
8.

Rene took a bath from 7:30 to 8:00. At 8:15 his wife came home.

  Rene had been taking a bath for half an hour when his wife came home.
  Rene had already taken a bath when his wife came home.
     
9.

Sheila swam from 6:00 to 7:00. Her friend started swimming at 6:15.

  Sheila had swum when her friend started swimming.
  Sheila had been swimming for 15 minutes when her friend started swimming.
     
10.

Sheila swam from 6:00 to 7:00. Her friend started swimming at 7:15.

  Sheila had been swimming for an hour when her friend started swimming.
  Sheila had finished swimming when her friend started swimming.