Past Perfect Continuous Quiz


Level: Intermediate / Upper-intermediate 

This is a past perfect continuous negative quiz. You have to place the verb into the gap and make it negative. For example: 

  • He ________________ (take) the issue seriously.
  • He had not been taking the issue seriously.

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Present Perfect Continuous Quiz


Fill in the blanks with the past perfect continuous tense forms of the verbs in brackets to make negative sentences.

Note: Though we often contract had not to hadn't in informal situations, for this quiz use the full form i.e. had not. Don't leave a space after the last word otherwise it will be marked as incorrect.
  1. Colson
    (wait) long before they called him for a second interview.
  2. Lord Byron
    (write) poetry for a decade before he became famous.
  3. Joshua
    (feel) well for a few days before he was admitted in a hospital.
  4. Mr Black
    (rent) his apartment when he decided to buy it.
  5. They
    (date) for more than a year when they got married.
  6. She
    (work) hard that morning, so she didn’t feel exhausted.
  7. The chef
    (prepare) their dinner himself, so they left the restaurant before they were served.
  8. Carey
    (replicate) the results of the experiment for a while, so she stopped performing it.
  9. I
    (look for) a particular clothing item, but when I found a coat I liked, I bought it immediately.
  10. The football players
    (play) fairly, so they were sanctioned by the referees.
Your Result is (1/10)

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