Past Tenses Quiz
They __________ (already / finish) discussing the new project when I arrived.
A. had already finished
B. have already finished
C. were already finished
D. already finished
I ____________ (to finish) my presentation by the time boss arrived.
A. had finished
C. was finishing
Last year we _________ (to introduce) a number of new products and _____________ (to announce) record profits.
A. were introducing… were announcing
B. `introduced… announced
C. have introduced… have announced
D. had introduced… had announced
He ____________ (already / leave) when I arrived.
A. has already left
B. had already left
C. was already left
After I arrived, I ___________ (to have) dinner with my family.
B. had had
C. was having
When I arrived, they ____________ (to discuss) the new project. (they were in the middle of it, they started before I arrived)
A. had discussed
B. were discussing
When I ________ (go out) of the house, the sun __________ (to shine) and the birds __________ (to sing).
A. went out… was shining… were singing
B. had gone out… shoone… sang
C. went out… shone… sang
I _______________English all afternoon yesterday.
B. was learning
C. were learning
D. had learnt
Alexander Graham Bell ____________ the telephone.
A. did invented
C. was invented
Where _____ you _____ this car?
A. was … buy
B. did … bought
C. did … buy
D. have … buy
The standards of living in Europe ___________up during the 1960s.
A. had done
B. had gone
D. had went
While I ___________TV, mother __________ and my sister __________ the table.
A. watched… cooked… laid
B. was watching… was cooking… was laying
C. had watched… had cooked… had laid
He _____________ (to write) a report by 6 o’clock yesterday.
A. had written
B. has written
D. was writing
I _________ up, _________ and _________ breakfast.
A. was getting … was dressing… was having
B. got… dressed … had
C. had got… dressed… had
D. had got… had dressed… had had
It ____________ (still / rain) when the dam broke.
A. still rained
B. still had rained
C. was still raining
I ______________ (still / have) breakfast when he rang me up.
A. still had
B. still had had
C. was still having
It _____________ (to rain) all day yesterday.
B. was raining
C. were raining
D. had rained
They ___________ (to leave) at half past ten.
A. had left
C. was leaving
When I arrived, they ___________ (already / to have) dinner. (= they finished it before I arrived)
A. had already had
B. have already had
C. already had
D. was already had
When we went out, it ____________ (already / to stop) snowing.
A. already stopped
B. had already stopped
C. was already stopped
D. was already stopping
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