Simple Past or Past Perfect

The sentences in this quiz refer to a story written by a university student named Patricia Castorena. Read the sentences and fill in the blanks with the correct tense of the verb given in parentheses at the end of each sentence. Do yo need simple past tense or past perfect tense to show an earlier past time? Use the past perfect wherever possible. Click the link below to open and print Patricia's full story. Click the second link for many other life stories written by Santa Clara University students who are the first generation in their families to go to college.

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Natick High School
Natick, MA

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