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Examples Sentences in Past Perfect Progressive Tense

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In this post you will find brief explanation about the past perfect progressive tense which is also called the past perfect continues tense. Example sentences in the past perfect progressive tense will help you to understand it easily.

The past perfect progressive tense is used to describe an action that started in the past and continued up until another point in the past. It’s used to show the duration of an action that was ongoing before another action took place.

‘I’ + had been+ verb (1st form)+ing + object (optional)

The structure of the past perfect progressive tense is as follows: “had been + verb + ing“. For example: “I had been working for hours before I realized it was already midnight.”

In this example, “had been working” is in the past perfect progressive tense and shows that the action of working started in the past and continued up until the speaker realized it was midnight.

Examples Sentences in Past Perfect Progressive Tense

Affirmative Sentences in Past Perfect Progressive Tense

1. You had been eating your meal when she came.
2. You had been running when the bell rang.
3. She had been watching a movie when they came.
4. I had been feeling well when they arrived.
5.They had been working when the boss told them to stop.

 

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Negative Sentences in Past Perfect Progressive Tense

1. You had not been eating your meal when she came.
2. You had not been running when the bell rang.
3. She had not been watching a movie when they came.
4. I had not been feeling well when they arrived.
5. They had not been working when the boss told them to stop.

 

Interrogative Sentences in Past Perfect Progressive Tense

1. Had you been eating your meal when she came?
2. Had the workers been repairing the road all day?
3. Had the band been performing for hours before taking a break?
4. Had the audience been paying attention to the speaker the entire time?
5. Had the chef been cooking for hours before serving the meal?

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