Tense is the change of form in a verb to express the time of action of the verb, its continuance and degree of completeness. Hi friends, in today’s article we are going to know about the concept of Past Perfect Continuous Tense with examples, rules, formation. So let’s discuss in details.
There are three types of tense – (i) Present Tense (ii) Past Tense and (iii) Future Tense
What is Past Perfect Continuous Tense?
At some point in the past, the past perfect continuous tense is used to explain that work started and continued for a certain period of time in the past.
The past perfect continuous tense shows that an action that started in the past continued up until another time in the past.
Common Word – If one part of a sentence is past indefinite tense with ‘Before’ and if one of the other parts is in progress in the past, it is used in the past perfect continuous tense.
Common Word 1 – If the sentence have ‘for + double time clause, for…. before, for…. and than’ that are used in the past perfect continuous tense.
|Sub||had been||Verb||ing||Obj||Full Sentence|
|It||had been||rain||ing||for three days.||It had been raining for three days.|
|I||had been||suffer||ing||from fever for a long time before I went there.||I had been suffering from fever for a long time before I went there.|
Past Perfect Continuous Tense Examples
• Mr. Barwa (serve) in this school from 2001 to 2016.
Mr. Barwa had been serving in this school from 2001 to 2016.
• The world war II (last) from 1939 to 1945.
The world war II had been lasting from 1939 to 1945.
• The girl (study) in this school before she settle in Barpeta.
The girl had been studying in this school before she settle in Barpeta.
• Mr. Das (do) nothing before he got the job.
Mr. Das had been doing nothing before he got the job.
• The boy (sing) a song for a half an hour yesterday.
The boy had been singing a song for a half an hour yesterday.
• We (live) in this village for twenty years before we settled in Dhubri.
We had been living in this village for twenty years before we settled in Dhubri.
• We (wait) for an hour for you and than left.
We had been waiting for an hour for you and than left.
So friends, this was the concept of the Past Perfect Continuous Tense. Hope you get the full details about it and hope you like this article.
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