My teacher Nabil

Simple past or past perfect

Change the verbs into either the past perfect or the simple past. Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble.

  1. ‎ By the time the bell (ring), Mark (put) his lunch at the canteen.‎
  2. ‎Bob’s cat  (climb) up a tree before the day it saw the ‎neighbour’s new bulldog.‎
  3. Jim’s mother (tell) him a beautiful tale when ‎somebody (ring) the doorbell.‎
  4. ‎Peter and his dog  (hide) under the table by the time ‎Peter’s father (start) looking for them.‎
  5. Dave (already/brush) his teeth before his mother ‎ (tell) him to go to bed.‎
  6. They (never/ride) a ride in a gondola until they ‎ (go) to Venice last year.‎
  7. ‎By the time the match finished, the boys (score) three goals‎
  8. Lisa got pregnant two months after she (find) a good job in an ‎important firm.‎
  9. Lara (do) the ironing by the time her husband returned home.