Past Perfect Continuous (Progressive)


Past Perfect Continuous (Progressive)

Past Perfect Continuous tense : 


1- The Form of The Past Perfect Continuous Tense:



Affirmative


Interrogative

Negative

I had been played


Had I been played?

had not been played



2- The Uses Of The Past Perfect Continouous Tenses:


A- We use the Past Perfect Progressive (P.P.P)



to focus on the continuity of the first during a peroid 


of time  before another action in the past.



Examples:


-The kids were very tired, because they had been 

playing  all afternoon .


Before they reached an arrgement , the had been 

arguing for about one hour .



I had been studing English for 4 years, before coming 

the U .S. A


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