# Past Perfect Continuous - Practice (Fill In The Blanks)

## 10 Questions MCQ Test Verbal Aptitude Basics Duplicated | Past Perfect Continuous - Practice (Fill In The Blanks)

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QUESTION: 1

### Mrs. Sally ______________ (teach) English for thirty years before she retired.

Solution:

The sentence is the past perfect continuous tense. The rule is :
Sub + had been + V1 + ing + object
=> Mrs. Sally had been teaching English for thirty years before she retired.

QUESTION: 2

Solution:
QUESTION: 3

### A young boy_______________ (stand) at the door until a policeman arrived.

Solution:

past perfect continous tense

QUESTION: 4

My father ___________ (try) to fix the broken pipe for an hour before we eventually called a plumber.

Solution:

Past Perfect Continuous Tense,
My father had been trying to fix the broken pipe for an hour before we eventually called a plumber.

QUESTION: 5

The baby ____________ (cry) for fifteen minutes before her mother heard her cry.

Solution:

The sentence is in the past perfect continuous sentence.
The baby had been crying for fifteen minutes before her mother heard her cry.

QUESTION: 6

How long ____________ (Dan drive)before he fell asleep and had an accident?

Solution:
QUESTION: 7

How long ____________ (you teach) before you were offered this position?

Solution:
QUESTION: 8

By the time we reached the station, the train ___________ . (leave)

Solution:

By the time we reached the station, the train had been leaving

QUESTION: 9

I wish you ______ (send) your application in time.

Solution:
QUESTION: 10

By the time the fire fighters arrived, the fire ________ (destroy) many huts.

Solution:

By the time the firefighters arrived, the fire had been destroying many huts.

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