# Events in Sequence

## The Right Order:

Write two sentences for each pair of events below, showing that the person did them in the right order.

1. read the instructions/ switch on the machine
a. Very sensibly, he read the instructions before he switched on the machine.
b. Very sensibly, he didn’t switch on the machine until he’d read the instructions.

2. Measure the room/ order the carpet
a. Very wisely, he measured the room before he ordered the carpet
b. Very wisely, he didn’t order the carpet until he had measured the room.

3. Check his answers/ leave the exam room
a. Sensibly, he checked the answers before the left he exam room.
b. Sensibly, he didn’t leave the exam room until he had checked the answer.

4. Have their hours decorated/ put it up for sale
a. Wisely, they had their house decorated before they put it up for sale.
b. Wisely, they didn’t put their house up for sale until they had had it decorated.

5. Turn of the electric blanket/ get into bed
a. Sensibly, he turned off the electric blanket before he got into bed.
b. Sensibly, he didn’t get into bed until he had turned off the electric blanket.

## The Wrong Order:

Imagine the people in exercise 2 above did things in the wrong order, write two sentences for each, showing what they did wrong.

1. a. Stupidly, he didn’t read the instructions before he switched on the machine.
b. Stupidly, he switched on the machine before he’d read the instructions.

2. a. Foolishly, he ordered the carpet before he had measured the room.
b. Foolishly, he didn’t measure the carpet before the ordered the blanket.

3. a, Very unwisely, he didn’t his answer before he left the exam room.
b. Very unwisely, he left the exam room before he had checked his answer.

4. a. Rather unwisely, they didn’t have their house decorated before they put it up for sale.
b. Rather unwisely, they put the house up for sale before they had had it decorated.

5. a. Very stupidly, he didn’t turn off the electric blanked before he got into bed.
c. Very stupidly, he got into bed before he had turned off the electric blanket.

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