1.I (want) __________________ to be a doctor until I was fifteen.
The answer is “had wanted” because “want” here expressed a “wish - I used to want to be a doctor before I was fifteen”. Am I correct? Thanks. Is “wanted” OK?
2.He (live) __________________ in Durban for a year before he got married.
The answer is “had lived?” not “lived – simple past?” Am I correct? Thanks.
3.I (have) __________________ trouble sleeping all last week.
The answer is “had” not “have had” because this sentence refers to the past only. Am I correct? Thanks.
For sentences like 2. you only need the past perfect if you are attributing some significance to the difference in time between the two events. For example, "He had only lived in Durban for a year before he met a nice girl, got engaged and married her".
this exercise has a 14 questions. Can you write all of them with the answers?
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