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    Past Perfect Test

    Hello!

    Could you, please check my answers?


    1. He can’t believe his sister … his pizza.


    • had eaten
    • ate



    1. When the teacher told us there wasn’t any time left we … the test.


    • hadn’t even started
    • didn’t even start




    1. My cat ripped my skirt! I was so mad, I … it!


    • just bought
    • had just bought


    1. My brother … to the market this afternoon to buy some cheese.


    • had gone
    • went


    1. I … for my test all the day so I was upset when I didn’t do well


    • revised
    • had revised



    1. What … today?


    • did you do
    • had you done

    Would it be possible to use both tenses in some of the sentences?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Past Perfect Test

    I am not a teacher.

    Let's try renumbering the questions, shall we? If they're all 1. things could be a bit confusing.

    All of your answers look OK to me, but for number 3. I would have given the other answer.

    I believe that in AmE there is a preference for the simple past (please feel free to correct me everyone), but as for the sequence of events, the skirt was bought before being ripped or before I got angry about it, so the past perfect sounds more natural to me. Compare that with, 'My cat ripped my skirt! I was so mad, I just threw it away!'

    So to answer your final question, 3. could support either tense.

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    #3

    Re: Past Perfect Test

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    The 5th sentence doesn't really make much sense. "Study" would be a more natural verb to use there:
    "I (had) studied for my test all day so I was upset when I didn't do well."
    --- You could use either simple past or past perfect in this sentence.

    For the 3rd sentence, I would use the past perfect ("had just bought").

    I agree with the rest of your answers.

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    #4

    Re: Past Perfect Test

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    The 5th sentence doesn't really make much sense. "Study" would be a more natural verb to use there:
    I am not a teacher.

    Perhaps that is another AmE/BrE difference. In BrE it is perfectly normal to revise for a test or exam, if you want to pass it that is.

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    #5

    Re: Past Perfect Test

    Yes, it is another AmE/BrE difference. We rarely, if ever, use "revise" that way.

    I would also use the past perfect in #3.

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    #6

    Re: Past Perfect Test

    I am not a teacher.

    I see.

    We study, initially, and revise what we studied when preparing for the exam.

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    Re: Past Perfect Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    I see.

    We study, initially, and revise what we studied when preparing for the exam.
    No, no, no, one reviews for a test. Come to the Dark Side, Roman.

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    Careful, Roman! The dark side I sense in you.

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