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Past Perfect Continuous Tense

The action of Past Perfect Continuous Tense gives the sense that an action continues for some time in the past.

 

Examples:-

I had been playing. 

They had been teaching for two years. 

She had been sleeping since morning.

 

Such as:-

I had been reading for two years.

[So the Verb in “He had been ill” is in the Past Perfect Tense, not in the Past Perfect Continuous Tense.]

 

This is due to the absence of the present participle form (V-ing) of the verb, while it is clear from the meaning of this sentence that the state of being sick continued for some time in the past.

 

Therefore, it is not necessary that only the verb of Past Perfect Continuous Tense should be used for the work which has continued for some time in the past.

 

In many situations, Past Perfect Tense is used for this sense. (often with since /for) You should not name the Tense according to the meaning of the English Sentence. Use in Sentences Name the Verb by looking at the structure of the Phrase. Many people make mistakes in naming the Tense.

 

Examples:-

The Prime Minister comes tomorrow. (present is a verb of indefinite tense.)

 

Look at the example:-

I had been running.

They had been sleeping.

I had been reading for two years.

They had been running since morning.

The children had been playing since morning.

He had been preparing for the examination since 2005.

[ had been followed by V-ing, so the Verb used is in the Past Perfect Continuous Tense. ]

 

[Pay attention to these sentences!]

Past Perfect Continuous Tense 

I had been reading for four hours.

It had been raining for seven days.

I had been writing

 

[Pay attention to these sentences!]

Past Continuous Tense 

I was reading.

It was raining.

I was writing.

 

 

Identification of Past Perfect Continuous Tense:- In Hindi sentence, the verbs in which there was ta rha tha, ti rhi thi, te rhe the, that sentence is translated into Past Perfect Continuous Tense.

 

Rule of making Affirmative Sentence:- To make a positive sentence, first of all, we use Subject. After that let’s use Had been. After that use ing with verbs. After that use Object and finally, use Time with since / for. (According to Subject)

 

We will use [ Had Been ] with First Person Singular Subject [ i ] and [ Had Been ] with First Person Plural Subject [ we ].

We will use [ Had Been ] with Second Person Singular Subject [ You] and [ Had Been ] with Second Person Plural Subject [ You ].

We will use [ Had Been ] with Third Person Singular Subject [ He, She, It, Ram ] and [ Had Been ] with Third Person Plural Subject [They, The Boy ].

 

Affirmative Sentence Structure:-

 

Subject +had been+v1+ing+Object +Since/for+Time

 

I had been studying for two hours.

I had been suffering from a fever for the last five days.

They had been swimming since morning.

He had been walking for two hours.

The children had been playing for a long time.

You had been doing something for me

It had been raining for several hours.

You had been singing a song since morning.

My mother had been cooking for an hour.

He had been working hard.

Children had been demanding sweets since Monday.

Your friends had been doing their work since morning.

The son had been going to school for ten days.

She had been abusing me since morning.

She had been teasing me since morning.

I had been doing this work since two o’clock.

You had been fighting for two hours.

You had been playing since morning.

 

Rules for making Negative Sentences:- To make a negative sentence, we use [Subject] first. After that [Had Not] is used. After that been is used.After that use ing with Verb. After that use Object and finally, use Time with since / for. (According to Subject)

 

Negative Sentence Structure:-

Subject +had+Not +been+v1 +ing+Object +Since/for +Time

I had not been playing since morning.

Lata had not been singing a song for years.

My brother had not been waiting for two days.

You had not been studying since morning.

He had not been playing since morning.

They had not been helping me for years.

My brother had not been waiting for two days.

You had not been doing anything for me.

It had not been raining for many hours.

You had not been singing a song since morning.

My mother had not been cooking for an hour.

He had not been working hard.  

Children had not been asking for sweets since Monday.

Your friends had not been doing their work since morning.

The son had not been going to school for ten days.

She had not been abusing me since morning.

She had not been teasing me since morning.

I had not been doing this work since two o’clock.

You had not been fighting for two hours.

You had not been playing since morning.

 

Rule of making Interrogative Sentence:- To make interrogative sentences, first of all, we use [ Had ]. After that [Subject] is used. After that been is used. After that use ing with verbs. After that use Object and finally, use Time with since / for. (According to Subject)

Interrogative Sentence Structure:-

Had+Subject +been+v1 +ing+Object +Since/for +Time?

Had you not been going to school since 2008?

Had you been studying since morning?

Had your brother been playing since morning?

Had I been studying for two hours?

Had they been swimming since morning?

Had he been walking for two hours?

Had the children been playing for a long time?

Had you been doing something for me?

Had it been raining for several hours?

Had you been singing a song since morning?

Had my mother been cooking for an hour?

Had he been working hard?

Had the children been asking for sweets since Monday?

Had your friends been doing their work since morning?

Had the son been going to school for ten days?

Had she been abusing me since morning?

Had she been teasing me since morning?

Had I been doing this work since 2 o’clock?

Had you been fighting for two hours?

Had you been playing since morning?

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