Past Perfect Simple versus Past Simple 1

Gap-fill exercise

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. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Fill in the correct form of the verb. Choose between the Past Perfect Simple and the Past Simple.


1. She (to be) nervous because she (never / to fly) before.

2. They (to want) me to go with them, but I (already / to see) the film.

3. After she (to speak) to her boss, she (to clean) up her desk.

4. The King (to invite) her after she (to won) the world championship.

5. When I (to arrive) home I realised I (to forget) my keys.

6. When the train (to arrive), he (already / to see) her.

7. When Deborah (finish) her dinner she (to sit) down to watch TV.

8. After Bill (to phone), his wife (to go) to bed.