Past Perfect Continuous
The past perfect continuous or tense or past perfect progressive tense shows that an action that started in the past continued up until another time in the past.
- I had been walking
- You had been sleeping
- He had been running
- She had been working for that company
- We had been eating
- They had been talking
- I hadn’t been walking
- You hadn’t been sleeping
- He hadn’t been running
- She hadn’t been working for that company
- We hadn’t been eating
- They hadn’t been talking on the phone
- Had I been walking?
- Had you been sleeping?
- Had you been running?
- Had she been working for that company?
- Had she been eating?
- Had they been talking on the phone?
- What had you been doing when you cut your finger?
- Which fax had you been trying to send when the power went off?
- How long had he been waiting?
Additional Information + Worksheets
- The Past Perfect and The Past Perfect Progressive – Grammar and Beyond
- Past Perfect Simple and Continuous – Macmillan Inspiration
- Verb tenses: past perfect & past perfect progressive
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