T109 Past Perfect Tense - Simple and Continuous

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Complete the sentences with the correct form of the PAST PERFECT TENSE (simple and continuous).

  1. By the time they got to the theatre the play . (ALREADY START)
  2. When he got to the finish line he for three hours (RUN)
  3. By the time they left town the mechanic the car. (REPAIR)
  4. Joe his teeth by the time he went out. (BRUSH)
  5. After they the door they saw that the room was a complete mess (OPEN)
  6. We in the garden for a long time when we found the hole. (WORK)
  7. After the storm we could finally leave the house. (STOP)
  8. The football fans trouble for some time before the police arrived. (MAKE)
  9. When the teacher finally came in the boys for ten minutes (FIGHT)
  10. When Tommy finally came the girls for a few hours (SING)
  11. After they the good news they burst into laughter. (HEAR)
  12. When the policeman rushed into the street, the thieves (ALREADY DISAPPEAR)