NCERT Ch 1 The Best Christmas Present in the World English

Underline the verbs and arrange them in two columns, Past and Earlier past.

(a) My friends set out to see the caves in the next town, but I stayed at home, because I had seen them already.
(b) When they arrived at the station, their train had left. They came back home, but by that time I had gone out to see a movie!
(c) So they sat outside and ate the lunch I had packed for them.
(d) By the time I returned, they had fallen asleep!




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 (a) My friends set out to see the caves in the next town, but I stayed at home, because I had seen them already.

(b) When they arrived at the station, their train had left. They came back home, but by that time I had gone out to see a movie!

(c) So they sat outside and ate the lunch I had packed for them.

(d) By the time I returned, they had fallen asleep!

Past                                   |                      Earlier past                      
Set out                               |                       Had seen
Stayed                               |                       Had left
Arrived                              |                       Had gone
Came                                 |                      Had packed
Sat                                     |                      Had fallen
Ate                                     |
Returned                            |