Tense mixed review Worksheet-23

Tense mixed review Worksheet-23

 

Use the simple past or the past perfect tense as needed:

  1. The cat ___ the rat before it ___ into the trap.

A. Had caught … had run           B. Has caught … ran

C. Had caught … ran                   D. Having caught … having run

 

  1. The recess ____ 10 minutes before we ____ our exam.

A. Started … had finished

B. Had started … finished

C. Was started …  have finished

D. Have starting … finished

 

  1. The parents ____ much before the students ____ writing their exam papers.

A. Arrived … had finished

B. Had arrived … finished

C. Was arrived … had finished

D. Arriving … finished

 

  1. Many fruits ____ down before the farmer ____ them.

A. Had fallen … plucked

B. Fell … had plucked

C. Were fallen … was plucking

D. Did fall … plucking

 

  1. Sunita writes very fast. She ____ 3 pages before the others ____ even one.

A. Had written … had wrote      B. Was writing … wrote

C. Had written … wrote              D. Have written … has wrote

 

  1. Fortunately mother ____ four cakes before the electricity ____ out.

A. Has baked… has gone            B. Baked … had gone

C. Had baked … was went          D. Had baked … went

 

  1. Our school ____ a week after our tuition classes ____.

A. Began… started                        B. Had begun … had started

C. Began … had started               D. Had began … was started

 

  1. Last year, our neighbours ____ two air conditioners before summer ____ in.

A. Had bought … set                    B. Had brought … setted

C. Have bought … had set D. Had bought … set

 

  1. The boys ____ all the cake before their parents ____ home.

A. Had eaten…came                    B. Have eaten … had come

C. Ate … had come                       D. Were ate … had come

 

  1. The actor ____ three bows before the audience ____ cheering.

A. Had took … stopped                B. Took … had stopped

C. Has taken … have stopped    D. Had taken … stopped

 

  1. The horse ____ before the groom ___ the stable door.

A. Had bolted…shutted               B. Had bolted … had shut

C. Has bolted … shut                   D. Had bolted … shut

 

  1. The teacher ____ the students quietly before the programme ___.

A. Seated … had begun               B. Had seated … had begun

C. Had seated … began               D. Was seated … began

 

Answer Key:

  1. C

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. B

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. B

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. A

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. C

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. D

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. C

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. D

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. A

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. D

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. D

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.

 

  1. C

Explanation: For two past actions, the simple past tense is used for the action that is completed second and the past perfect tense is used for the action that is completed first.