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Past Perfect Progressive

We form the past perfect progressive (sometimes called the "past perfect continuous") with had been + main verb + ing. We use this tense to talk about an on-going process that happened in the past before something else in the past.

For example, we might say, "She had been waiting for two hours when the bus finally arrived." The bus arrived in the past, and before that, she had been in the on-going process of waiting for it to come.

Past Perfect Progressive Grammar Quiz

  1. I minding my own business when the canvasser stopped me on the street to talk about legalizing pot.

  2. I had whether to call him for the last two days until he phoned and asked me out today.

  3. been waiting very long before I met you?

  4. Joy Division been attracting many fans until the lead singer killed himself and they became New Order.

  5. We'd along the river when it started to pour and we got soaking wet.

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Past Perfect Progressive Lessons:

Ending a Friendship

Gift Imbalance

PDA

Terminator Salvation

Hotels

Girl Talk - Out of the Blue

Cash or Card?

Body Art

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mohkhalidjalali

Afghanistan

i have been studying english  until  i saw  the  past perfect progressive tens…

04:01 AM Jul 22 2017 |

Sid_indore

Sid_indore

India

i had been learning english in the wrong way untill i found englishbaby.


08:25 PM Jul 02 2017 |

lizaolamaribel@yahoo.com

United States

I had been listening  music for two hours , when my sister called me .

03:00 AM Dec 04 2015 |

iftikhar659668

Pakistan

he had been waiting for his friend for 2 hours when she arrived there and took stuff from her.


i had been working there for six months when i got job in another company i stwiched off.


i had been giving my presention in the class when teacher told me to stop.


they had been watching tv when electricty went off.


hotel manager had been looking for new employee before the hired him.


political leaders had been adressing voters before the election had cames to end.


i had been learing english language when i completed my degree.



02:27 PM Apr 21 2015 |

jasminkarol

Turkey

all tens very imprtant..


07:09 AM Nov 13 2014 |

melika1378

melika1378

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

good

10:52 AM Jun 17 2014 |

sunny_ling88

China

I had been stadying a day in my office before my boss came back.

01:32 AM May 12 2014 |

jasonhe2014

China

i had been listening music before she came to my house.

04:03 AM Feb 26 2014 |

padmarai96

India

i had not been standing before she came.

06:54 AM Jun 16 2013 |

Luckylucy31

Philippines

I had been thinking  to buy a bag when we gone to department store. 


  I had been debating whether to called you in the last minute until I received your message. 


It had been pouring when I got lost.

07:12 AM Jan 18 2013 |