T093 - Past and Past Perfect Tense

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Put the verbs in brackets into their correct tense : Past or Past Perfect (Simple or Progressive)!

  1. They (NEVER FIND) out where he (HIDE) the knife.
  2. As my sister (FORGET) to tell people about the party, it (BE) a complete failure.
  3. Most of the people we (INVITE) came, but the one who was supposed to give a speech (NOT APPEAR).
  4. When I arrived at the bus stop I suddenly (REALISE) that I (LEAVE) the cooker on.
  5. We (FEEL) too tired as we (WORK) in the garden for so long.
  6. Most of the houses (BE) under water as it (RAIN) for so long.
  7. Since he (NOT HAVE) his car serviced for such a long time it (BREAK) down.
  8. After I (DO) some exercise for about an hour, I (STOP) and (DECIDE) to have something to drink.
  9. She (LOOK) a lot healthier because she (GIVE) up smoking.
  10. After we (FINISH) painting the living we (DECIDE) to change the colour.