Unitat 24

Past perfect and past simple review

Contingut exercicis

We use the past simple when we are talking about an event that happened at a particular time in the past or something that continued for some time in the past:

We drove home before midnight.

They worked little through the summer.

When we are looking back from a point in the past to something earlier in the past we use the past perfect:

Jack suddenly remembered he had left his mobile in the car.

Past simple Past perfect
Past simple (second column of the irregular verbs list or by adding -ed to the regular verbs) Had + past participle (third column of the irregular verbs list or by adding -ed to the regular verbs)
AFFIRMATIVE Janice saw the advertisement on TV. (see – saw)

They lived together last year. (live – lived)

I had seen the movie before.

(see – seen)

She had watched the movie three times. (watch - watched)

NEGATIVE My mother didn't want to go to the beach today. (did not want)

My friends hadn't arrived to the party by the time we got there.

(had not arrived)

QUESTIONS Did you like the film? Had she spoken to James?

Note that, when adverbs such as never, just, already... are added to the past perfect sentences, they are placed between had and the past participle:

When Jane went to see the elephants, she had already seen the lions.

 

Exercici 1

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 2

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 3

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.