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Nouveaux  > 5102 Past Perfect Progressive 2

Complete the following paragraph in the past perfect progressive using the verb in parentheses as a clue.

When I woke up, I left for work without saying goodbye; I’m sorry. I (to try) to finish my report before this morning, but I wasn’t able to. I woke up at four and (to work) for an hour when I spilled coffee all over my papers! Boy, was I mad!

I cleaned everything up and (to type) the last sentence when the computer froze! I had to reboot and lost everything! It was now six o’clock, and the deadline was fast approaching. I would never finish on time! I didn’t know what to do.

I (to pet) the cat when I remembered something. The first part of my work was on my hard drive at work! I (to worry) for nothing! I grabbed my briefcase and headed out the door! I (to drive) for 15 minutes when I realized I was still in my pyjamas! I turned around and came back home.

I got dressed and (to brush) my teeth for a few minutes when I heard a loud bang downstairs. The cat was running after a mouse and things were flying off the shelves! I didn’t have time for this! I left for the office. I finished typing my report right before the nine o’clock deadline. That’s when it hit me! I (to stress) for nothing! The report was due tomorrow!