ESL BLUE(s)   What a Night: past perfect   

When he arrived at work that morning, Inspector Coderre reviewed the arrest sheet for the last 12 hours. It informed him about all the previous night's incidents, with the names of the people the police had arrested as well as the crimes these people had committed.


Instructions: Fill the blanks in the following sentences with the correct form of the verb in parentheses. Look at the model:
  • Someone named John Davies had become very aggressive in a bar and attacked another customer.

This John Davies had ____________ a glass at the mirror behind the bar.   throw (Click for feedback on all highlighted verbs)
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He had ____________ the mirror as well as a lot of bottles on the shelves nearby.   break (Click for feedback on all highlighted verbs)
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The police had ____________ quickly, but not before he had caused a lot of damage.   come
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Seeing the police enter the bar, he had ____________ to run away.   try
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The police had quickly _________ him.    catch
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He had ____________ for the damages he had caused in the bar, but they had still arrested him.   pay
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In another incident a young woman had ____________ fire to her ex-boyfriend's house.   set
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Apparently, she had not ____________ him for leaving her.   forgive
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He had ___________ her because she had always been a jealous and possessive lover.   leave
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Before the break-up he had __________ to her about the problem several times, but she had refused to listen.   speak
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The police had _________ her in the street watching the house burn down and had arrested her.   find
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There was also a drunk driving incident. A man had _________ over a dog and then knocked over a cyclist.   run
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A passer-by had _________ the incident and reported it to the police.   see
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Fortunately, the witness had _________ down the registration number of the car.   write
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The police had _________ to the driver's home and arrested him.   go
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A young man had been arrested for attempting to steal a car. He had told the police officer it was his car and that he had __________ his key.   forget
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A cyclist had _________ his bike through a local park at over 100 kilometers an hour.   ride
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A man had _________ a dog that had been barking at him.   bite
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A group of militant students had occupied the Parliament building for several hours. At the end of the evening they had ___________ themselves up to the police.   give
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A notorious scam artist had ____________ Toronto's most famous building to a U.S. tourist   sell
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