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    Default On the Past Perfect Continuous and Past Perfect Simple

    Hi,

    Could I have your answers to these tenses exercise?

    On the Past Perfect Continuous and Past Perfect Simple.
    Taken from National Exams.

    1- Leila missed the interview yesterday morning; her train (already, to leave) the station when she got there.
    National Exam of 2008.(Catch-up)
    Science

    2- Before she became a doctor, Salma (already-to work) ................... as a biology teacher for 2 years.
    National Exam of 2008.
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    3- ''No one was killed because meteorologists (to warn) ............... the authorities long before the disaster took place,'' the reporter said.
    National Exam of 2008.
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    Mine are:
    1- Had already left.
    2- Had already been working.
    3- Had been warning.


    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: On the Past Perfect Continuous and Past Perfect Simple

    I agree with you on #1.
    For #2, yours is grammatically correct, but I would have answered "had already worked."
    For #3, yours is grammatcially correct, but I would have answered "had warned" -- although "warned" is also okay. Your is correct if the warnings were repeated.

    If there is supposed to be only one correct way to write each one, it's a flawed exam.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: On the Past Perfect Continuous and Past Perfect Simple

    Thanks a lot Bar. You ruled out my doubts. I found more than one possibility and wanted to know if somebody else felt the same.

    Thanks for your help.

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