EXERCICES SUR LE PAST PERFECT 12octobre

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EXERCICES SUR LE PAST PERFECT 12octobre
EXERCICES SUR LE PAST PERFECT
A. Effectuez la bonne concordance de temps, au style indirect (‘sequence of tenses’ ou
‘backshift’)
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2.
3.
4.
5.
He said “I’ve been in this hospital for 3 years”
“I lost my cat”, she explained
“I’ve already seen a rainbow!”, she exclaimed
“You are doing this only because she asked you to”, she shouted
“Why didn’t you call me back yesterday?”, she asked
B. Mettez la bonne forme et expliquez les différents usages du past perfect dans les phrases.
1. Kate (not drive) me to work on Friday. She (have) a car accident the day before.
2. He (not want) to pay until he (check) and (look) through the entire bill.
3. The news of his death (come) to me as a shock. The day before, we (go) to the restaurant
together and everything (seem) to be OK.
4. Maggie (just finish) her first reading of Sleeping Beauty when her brother (come) into the room
and (start) to jump on her bed.
5. It (be) a summer’s night and they (talk) about the weather, in the big room with the windows open
to the garden. The government (promise) to bring water to the village, but they (not have).
6. After Paul (go), I (sit) down and (rest).
7. As soon as he (leave) the house, I (want) him back again.
C. Traduisez et expliquez les différents usages du past perfect dans les phrases.
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2.
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4.
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Elle était à présent heureuse, car elle avait joué avec son père depuis le début de l’après-midi.
Max n’a pas pu aller au cours de gym hier. Il s’est cassé la jambe avant-hier.
Quand je suis arrivé au lycée, j’étais handicapé depuis trois ans.
Il ne voulait pas lui payer un verre, avant d’avoir vu sa carte d’identité.
Si seulement tu avais acheté cette foutue voiture, nous aurions pu avoir un travail à l’heure qu’il
est !
D. Expliquez la différence
1. He had been trying to find her in the city center.
He had tried to find her in the city center.
2. When I met him, he had been a fighter pilot for five years.
When I met him, I knew that he had been a fighter pilot.

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