Past Perfect Continuous

Past Perfect Continuous

The past perfect continuous is used to indicate that an action started in the past and continued until another period in the past. The past perfect continuous is form using had + past participle of the verb to be + (verb + ing).

WHEN TO USE THE PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

1- The mean reason to use this tense is when talking about something happened in the past and still up until sometime in the past. Similarly, to the present perfect continuous, the past perfect continuous tell us “for how long” the action is happened.

2- We use the past perfect continuous to show results of an action that took place in the past.

How to use the past perfect continuous

As mentioned before the past perfect continuous is formed using:

HAD + BEEN + ING

Positive forms in the past perfect continuous:

Negative forms in the past perfect continuous:

Questions in the past tense:

'Wh' questions:


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