Simple Past or Past Perfect

1. By the time they found him, he ……………………………
died
had died
Either could be used here

2. He ………………………………. many years ago.
died
had died
has died

3. By that time, everybody …………………………………. asleep.
was
had been

4. She told me that something …………………………………. to him.
happened
had happened
has happened

5. I …………………………………….. about it until you mentioned it.
didn’t think
hadn’t thought

6. She ……………………………………… him at once.
has recognized
recognized
had recognized

7. I ………………………………… him yesterday.
saw
have seen
had seen

8. He ………………………………….. in 1960.
born
was born
had born

9. I ……………………………………….. enough time to finish the job.
didn’t get
hadn’t got

10. When I arrived at the party, everybody …………………………………… home.
went
has gone
had gone

11. I wondered who ……………………………………. the cat in.
let
had let
has let

12. I thought I …………………………………… the money.
sent
have sent
had sent

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