Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Forming a sentence using past perfect continuous tense

Subject + had + been + verb(…ing) + object

Usage

Past perfect continuous tense is used for an action that began in the past and had been continuing until a specific time in the past or until another action happened.

  • She had been waiting until he finally arrived
  • They had been fighting with each other until we separated them
  • How long had you been living in Male’ until you moved to your island?

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