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Past Perfect Simple vs Past Perfect Continuous
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  • We were good friends. We _______________(know) each other for years.
    had known
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  • Sue was sitting on the ground. She was out of breath. She ________________________(run).
    had been running
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  • When I arrived, everybody was sitting round the table and talking. Their mouths were empty, but their stomachs were full. They ________________________(eat).
    had been eating
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  • I was sad when I sold my car. I ___________________(have) it for a very long time.
    had had
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  • We were extremely tired at the end of the journey. We _____________________ (travel) for more than 24 hours.
    had been travelling
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  • They _________________(already/reserve) the table when they went to the restaurant.
    had already reserved
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  • Bill _____________(injure) his legs in a car accident, so he had to use a wheelchair for six months.
    had injured
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  • They ______________________(skate) together for five years before they entered the competition.
    had been skating
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  • Emily was angry. She ______________(argue) with her parents for an hour.
    had been arguing
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  • Allan had a headache. His baby sister _______________________(cry) for half an hour.
    had been crying
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  • Peter was Sally's best friend. She ___________________ (know) him all her life.
    had known
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  • The children were wet because they _____________(play) football in the rain.
    had been playing
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  • We were very hungry because we _____________________(not / eat).
    hadn't eaten
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  • I was delighted when I found my keys. I________________(look) for them for hours.
    had been looking
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  • She was exhausted because she _________________(work) since eight o'clock that morning.
    had been working
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  • Everything was white because it _________________________(snow) all night.
    had been snowing
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  • The passengers were cross because the airline ______________________ (lose) everyone's bags.
    had lost
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  • I __________________________(not / see) Jacob for several years, but I recognised him immediately.
    hadn't seen
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