Past Perfect Progressive 3

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  1. By the end of the semester, we were really pleased. Our study group (work) very hard to improve our pronunciation. The professor (encourage) us every class and often met us in a coffee shop after class. Mi Sook, in particular, (practice) hard. As a result, her pronunciation was close to that of a native English speaker.

  2. That politician (take) money from developers for a long time. The developers (build) apartments in a protected park area. Many local residents (protest), but the police hadn't done anything to stop it. Finally, the President took direct action and had the politician and developers arrested.

  3. Last year, the university made an exchange agreement with a Queensland University in Australia. They (meet) with several universities in Australia with the intention of expanding their exchange program. Both universities (develop) curriculums that overlapped so that the courses taken at one university could be transferred to the other university. The students at both universities were ecstatic. After many disappointments, they (not, expect) success, but they (keep) their fingers crossed and hoping for such a program.

  4. I opened a cafe in Steveston two years ago. It was something that I (dream) of since I graduated from university. I (search) for the ideal location for a year before finally making a decision. Before I made the decision, I watched foot-traffic flow on the street at different times of the day. I (think) of owning my own business since I was an elementary school student.