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5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause - Two FREE Printable Worksheets

5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Two FREE Printable Worksheets

5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Two FREE Printable Worksheets

There are five tenses in English which require a second clause: Past Continuous, Past Perfect, and Past Perfect Continuous usually provide background information for a Past Simple clause, e.g.

pa con:
pa perf:
pa p.c.
I was driving to my parents’ home because I needed to borrow some tools.
I had driven to my parents’ home
but they weren’t in.
I had been driving to my parents’ home
when my car suddenly broke down.

The exasperated reply to each statement without a second clause might be: “So, what happened?”

In Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous it is usual to indicate the other time in a second clause:

fu perf:
fu p.c.
I will have made lunch by the time you read this message.
I will have been making lunch for two hours
when you get here.

Complete the sentences below with the given tense and conjunction or relative pronoun using the indicated topic. Then say which category the joining word belongs to.

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5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Part 1

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5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Part 1

5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Part 2

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5 Tenses which Need a Second Clause – Part 2

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