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The key answer of exercise 15.3

The key to exercise solutions in chapter Unit 15 - Past perfect for the textbook English Grammar in Use with authors Raymond Murphy from Cambridge University Press


Use the sentences on the left to complete the paragraphs on the right. These sentences are in the order in which they happened – so (a) happened before (b), (b) before (c) etc. But your paragraph begins with the underlined sentence, so sometimes you need the past perfect.


  1. somebody had broken; we called
  2. there was; She's gone
  3. He'd just come back from; He looked
  4. got a phone call; He was; He'd sent her; she'd never replied to them