Exercise 1: formation of the Plusquamperfekt
(Practise forming the German Plusquamperfekt)
Plusquamperfekt with ‘haben’ – cloze test
Difficulty: rather easy (2 of 5)
Put the verbs in brackets into the Plusquamperfekt (the German past perfect tense). Make sure the auxiliary verb ‘haben’ is conjugated and the past participle is formed correctly. Besides one strong verb, all the others are weak verbs in the exercise sentences.
- Example: „Sie ______ an dem Tag hart ______.“ (arbeiten) → „Sie hatten an dem Tag hart gearbeitet.“
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