Past Perfect Continuous Tense which is often called as Past Perfect Progressive Tense. First form of verb with ‘ing’ means present participle is used with Singular & Plural Subjects. Singular Subjects are he, she, it and single name. Plural Subjects are I, We, They, You and many things.
Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Helping Verbs and form of verb
|Helping Verbs||Forms of Verb|
|Had + been||1st form of verb (with ing used for all subjects)|
Identification & Formation
Affirmative Sentences (positive)
|I||had||been||playing||volley ball||for||30 minutes|
Negative Sentences (negative)
|Subject||Helping Verb||not been||Verb||Object||Since/For||Event|
|They||had||not been||reading||book||for||two hours|
|I||had||not been||playing||volley ball||for||30 minutes|
Interrogative Sentences (question)
|Helping verb||Subject||Been||Verb||Object||Since/For||Event||Punctuation Mark|
|Had||I||been||playing||volley ball||for||30 minutes||?|
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#1. _____ had not been riding a horse for two years.
#2. Girls ______ clapping and dancing for two hours.
#3. Had + Subject + ______ + Present Participle + Object + since/for + event
#4. He had been taking bath ______ evening.
#5. Many of the students had been participating in sports ______ three years.
#6. Tom had been traveling around the world ______ the month of December.
#7. He had been reading different kinds of books ______ morning.
#8. Had many of the students been participating in sports ______ three years?
#9. The structure of Past Perfect Continuous Tense is:
#10. Subject + had been + ______ + Object + since/for + event
Note: Past Perfect Continuous Sentence must have “had been“ included in all type of sentences.