Lina
Hello! Here are a couple of English Grammar tasks. Pls help !!
Complete the sentences. Use ONE past simple verb and ONE past perfect continuous verb in each sentence.
1 He (leave) his wife after they (live) together for 35 years.
2 She (miss) rhe bus because she (look) the wrong way.
3 We (hope) for nice weather for the picnic. But it (train)!
4 We (stand) for most of the show before we (find) two seats.
5 She (expect) her friend for ages before she finally (arrive).
Jun 6, 2020 3:25 PM
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Don't you think it would be better to try it on your own? Believe me it is worth the effort.
June 6, 2020
1 He left his wife after they had been living together for 35 years.
2 She missed rhe bus because she had been looking the wrong way.
3 We had been hoping for nice weather for the picnic. But it rained!
4 We had been standing for most of the show before we found two seats.
5 She had been expecting her friend for ages before she finally arrived.
June 6, 2020
Complete the sentences. Use ONE past simple verb and ONE past perfect continuous verb in each sentence.
1 He left his wife after they had lived together for 35 years.
2 She missed the bus because she was looking the wrong way.
3 We had hoped for nice weather for the picnic, but it rained!
4 We stood for most of the show before we found two seats.
5 It seemed like she waited for her friend for a lifetime, but then her friend finally arrived.

June 7, 2020
The tricky one for me would be the 3rd one where chances of mistake is more.

We (hope) for nice weather for the picnic. But it (train)!

a. We had been hoping for a nice weather for the picnic. But it rained.
Or
b. We hoped for a nice weather for the picnic. But it had been raining.

But unless it is still raining, 'b' is incorrect. Also, the correct way to write would be then 'But it has been raining'. So in this context, the sentence 'a' is correct.
Hope this helps. You can try out many more yourselves.
June 7, 2020
1- He (leave) his wife after they (live) together for 35 years.

He (left ) his wife after they (had been living ) together for 35 years.

June 6, 2020
Lina
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Korean, Russian
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