Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Forming Past Perfect Continuous Tense
|Affirmative Form||Subject + had + been + verb(ing)...|
I had been studying English.
|Negative Form||Subject + hadn't + been + verb(ing)...|
I hadn't been living in poverty.
|Question Form||Had + subject + been + verb(ing)...?|
Had she been sleeping?
|Negative Question||Hadn't + subject + been + verb(ing)...|
Hadn't they been waiting for you?
a. The old man had been sleeping on the corner until you came.
b. I had been practicing the violin before my dad arrived.
c. How long had you been learning English before you moved to USA?
d. The students had been waiting for the results until yesterday.
e. Henry had been watching TV before you called him.
Quick ExerciseComplete the following sentences using the present perfect continuous tense form of the verbs in brackets.