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    past perfect

    Dear teacher .
    Could you check my exercise please.

    1. tom was furious with anna because she had told their friends his secret
    2.she was fined 200 she had gone through the red light
    3.he was 2 hours late for the wedding his car had broken down
    4.he crawled out of the car lucky to escape with his life the car had began to burn

    thank you so much.

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    Re: past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnieszka4u View Post
    Dear teacher .
    Could you check my exercise please.

    1. tom was furious with anna because she had told their friends his secret
    2.she was fined 200 she had gone through the red light
    3.he was 2 hours late for the wedding his car had broken down
    4.he crawled out of the car lucky to escape with his life the car had began to burn

    thank you so much.
    Welcome to the forums, Agneiszka. Try again, paying attention to correct capitalisation and punctuation.

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    Re: past perfect

    You might also want to supply a few subordinating conjunctions (because, since, as ...)

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    Re: past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnieszka4u View Post
    Dear teacher .
    Could you check my exercise please.

    1. tom was furious with anna because she had told their friends his secret
    2.she was fined 200 she had gone through the red light
    3.he was 2 hours late for the wedding his car had broken down
    4.he crawled out of the car lucky to escape with his life the car had began to burn

    thank you so much.
    I don't know if I'm supposed to do this:

    If I were you, this would be how I write these sentences.

    1. tom was furious with anna because she had told their friends his secret

    Tom was furious with Anna because she told their friends his secret.

    2.she was fined 200 she had gone through the red light

    She was fined 200 after she had gone through the red light.

    3.he was 2 hours late for the wedding his car had broken down

    He was 2 hours late for the wedding because his car got broken down.

    4.he crawled out of the car lucky to escape with his life the car had began to burn

    Luckily, he crawled out of the car so he could escape with his life after the car had began to burn.

    All of my answers need to be verified, but I'm 85 percent positive that I'm correct.

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    Re: past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi man View Post
    I don't know if I'm supposed to do this
    Well, no. As bhaisahab had asked Agnieszka4u to try again, it was not appropriate to offer your thoughts before she had tried again.

    All of my answers need to be verified, but I'm 85 percent positive that I'm correct.
    Some of them need to be corrected, not verified.

    Please read the words at the top of this thread: "If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post."

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