Past Perfect Simple versus Past Simple 2

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. He (to die) after he (to be) ill for a long time.

2. My little sister (eat) all the biscuits when we (to return).

3.. Kim was hiding from me when I (to go) to see her yesterday.

4. He told me he (to catch) a lion two days before.

5. When we (to arrive), they (already/begin) eating.

6. I was surprised to hear that grandpa (to be) a fireman when he was young.