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I had forgotten to set my alarm clock? #1 (permalink) Mon Mar 10, 2008 20:19 pm   I had forgotten to set my alarm clock?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #95 "auxiliary verbs: was, did, have", question 4

I ......... forgotten to set my alarm clock, so I was late for my train.

(a) was
(b) were
(c) did
(d) had

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #95 "auxiliary verbs: was, did, have", answer 4

I had forgotten to set my alarm clock, so I was late for my train.

Correct answer: (d) had

Your answer was: incorrect
I was forgotten to set my alarm clock, so I was late for my train.
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Could you please explain why use "had" in the sentence?
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I had forgotten to set my alarm clock? #2 (permalink) Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:37 am   I had forgotten to set my alarm clock?
 

Hi,

The use of the past perfect (had forgotten) shows that the 'forgetting' came before 'being late' for the train.

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I had forgotten to set my alarm clock? #3 (permalink) Thu Sep 11, 2008 18:53 pm   I had forgotten to set my alarm clock?
 

can u please explain why used "had"more clearly
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I had forgotten to set my alarm clock? #4 (permalink) Thu Sep 11, 2008 19:02 pm   I had forgotten to set my alarm clock?
 

Hello Nidaali,

Welcome to english-test.net and many thanks for your question. The phrase is "had forgotten". This is called "past perfect tense". By the way, please note the spelling of the word "you". Also, your question should read Can you please explain why you used "had"?.

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I had forgotten to set my alarm clock? #5 (permalink) Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:14 am   I had forgotten to set my alarm clock?
 

can we use had forgot?

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I had forgotten to set my alarm clock? #6 (permalink) Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:09 am   I had forgotten to set my alarm clock?
 

The correct form is 'had forgotten'.

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