Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

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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 VerbsForms of Verb
Had + been1st form of verb (with ing used for all subjects)

Identification & Formation

Affirmative Sentences (positive)

SubjectHelping VerbBeenVerbObjectSince/ForEvent
Theyhadbeenreadingbookfortwo hours
Ihadbeenplayingvolley ballfor30 minutes

Negative Sentences (negative)

SubjectHelping Verbnot beenVerbObjectSince/ForEvent
Shehadnot beenhelpingAyeshasince2015
Theyhadnot beenreadingbookfortwo hours
Ihadnot beenplayingvolley ballfor30 minutes

Interrogative Sentences (question)

Helping verbSubjectBeenVerbObjectSince/ForEventPunctuation Mark
Hadhebeenreadingbookfortwo hours?
HadIbeenplayingvolley ballfor30 minutes?

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#1. Tom had been traveling around the world ______ the month of December.


#2. _____ had not been riding a horse for two years.


#3. Subject + had been + ______ + Object + since/for + event


#4. The structure of Past Perfect Continuous Tense is:


#5. He had been taking bath ______ evening.


#6. Had many of the students been participating in sports ______ three years?


#7. Many of the students had been participating in sports ______ three years.


#8. Had + Subject + ______ + Present Participle + Object + since/for + event


#9. He had been reading different kinds of books ______ morning.


#10. Girls ______ clapping and dancing for two hours.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Note: Past Perfect Continuous Sentence must have had been included in all type of sentences.

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