Past Perfect - A Tense Review

A. Fill in with the correct form of the verb

Steve was very busy at the office. At 10:15 he ____________________(already / make) eleven phone calls. By 11:15, he _____________________(write) three reports on an accident, a hold up and a bomb scare. At 12:00, he ______________(arrive) at the airport. The week before he ______________(arrange) an interview with a British  Airways representative. Unfortunately, the man ______________(be) late. Steve _______________(be) hungry but he _____________________(cannot go) to lunch until he ________________(interview) the representative, so he only __________________(buy) a cheese sandwich. The representative finally ____________________(arrive) at 12:45. He _________________(just come) from an important meeting. By the time he ____________________ (answer) all of Steve's questions,         it

_____________ (be) 13:30, and at 14:15 Steve ______________(have) another appointment in town. At 15:00 o'clock, he  still __________________(not have) any lunch, so he ___________ (buy) another cheese sandwich.

He finally _______________(finish) work at 18:30, tired and hungry. He was looking forward to a good meal at home, hut when he _______________(arrive) home, Jill, his wife, ____________________     (go out). There was a note for him on the kitchen table, "Gone out. Cheese sandwiches in the fridge."


B. Fill in with the correct form of the verb

a) She ____________________(live) in Haifa since 1985. When she _________________(leave)  Tel-Aviv, she first ______________________(go) to live in Jerusalem. After she __________________(spend) two years in Jerusalem, she _____________________(feel) that the weather ______________________(be) too cold, so she _________________(decide) to move to a warmer place. She __________________ (be) very happy in Haifa and _____________________      (already meet) many interesting poop1e.

b) A.s soon as all the guests __________________________(leave) the house,  we _______________________(start) to clean up the living room. We all _____________(feel) that the party ________________________(be) a success, but we _______________(not like) the hard work which we __________________________ (must do) after it.

C) When Leah ____________________(hear) what Dan ___________________(do), she _______________(become) very angry. She ________________ (realize). that he ________________(not want) to be so bad, but he __________________________(can't) help himself. She ________________________(say) to me, "I ___________________ (know) Dan for several years. He ___________________________(work) hard, but he ___________ ___________ (never be) a good student. Last year he ________________(decide) to leave school because he ___________________________(think) he _______________ (can get) a job at the new factory. He                                                          __________________________(try) to be a good person since then, but he __________________________ (not yet succeed)…… "