Answer Sheet - Past Simple or Past Perfect?

This page displays the answers to the 'Past Simple or Past Perfect?' quiz.

Q1 - By the time we ____, everyone had left.
arrived
had arrived

Q2 - I _____ a long time ago.
finished
had finshed
Either could be used here.

Q3 - By that time, everybody ____ exhausted.
was
had been
Either could be used here.

Q4 - She told me she ____ it ages ago.
did
had done
Either could be used here.

Q5 - I ____ of it until you mentioned it.
didn't hear
hadn't heard

Q6 - I ____ enough time to finish the exam.
didn't have
hadn't had
Either could be used here.

Q7 - If I ____, I'd have helped.
knew
had known
Either could be used here.

Q8 - If I ____, I'd tell you.
knew
had known
Either could be used here.

Q9 - No sooner ____ than I realised what was going on.
did I arrive
had I arrived
Either could be used here.

Q10 - Until last month, I _____ it before.
didn't try
hadn't tried