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past perfect continuous tense

How do we make the Past Perfect Continuous Tense?

The structure of the past perfect continuous tense is:

Subject + auxiliary verb have + auxiliary verb be + main verb

Auxiliary verb have = conjugated in simple past tense (had)
Past participle = been
Main verb = past participle (base + ing)

For negative sentences in the past perfect continuous tense, we insert not after the first auxiliary verb.
For question sentences, we exchange the subject and first auxiliary verb. 

Look at these example sentences with the past perfect continuous tense:

Past perfect continuous tense

When speaking with the past perfect continuous tense, we often contract the subject and first auxiliary verb:

For example :

I had been become i’d been
You had been become You’d been
He had been become He’d Been
She had been become She’d been
It had been become It’d been
We had been become We’d been
They had been become They’d been

How do we use the Past Perfect Continuous Tense?

The past perfect continuous tense is like the past perfect tense, but it expresses longer actions in the
past before another action in the past.

For example:

Ram started waiting at 9am. I arrived at 11am. When I arrived, Ram had been waiting for two hours.

So the sentence will be like this :

Ram had been waiting for two hours when I arrived.

Other example :

John was very tired. He had been running.
I could smell cigarettes. Somebody had been smoking.

You can sometimes think of the past perfect continuous tense like the present perfect continuous tense, but instead of the time being now the time is past.

Past perfect continuous tense

For example, imagine that you meet Ram at 11am. Ram says to you:

I am angry. I have been waiting for two hours.

Later, you tell your friends:

Ram was angry. He had been waiting for two hours.


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