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We _______ Our Work before the Guests Arrived at Our House. - English Language

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MCQ

Select the best option from the four alternatives given

We _______ our work before the guests arrived at our house. 

Options

  • shall finish 

  • have finished 

  • had finished 

  • shall have finished

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Solution

We had finished our work before the guests arrived at our house. 

Explanation:

If the action after "before" is a new action, use Simple  Past. If the action after "before" started (and was not completed) before a certain time in the past, use Past  Perfect. Therefore 'had finished' is the correct choice.

Concept: Fill in the Blanks (Entrance Exams)
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