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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:

Hotels

Gift Imbalance

PDA

Terminator Salvation

Cash or Card?

Avenged Sevenfold

Ending a Friendship

Girl Talk - Out of the Blue

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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 |

Rana1371

Rana1371

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i had been watching movie before she went

08:59 AM Feb 26 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 |

IMOdraude

Brazil

I had been training running until I had an sprained ankle.


My friends had been shopping when strong winds started.


06:11 AM Dec 25 2012 |

el-qadi

Morocco

past perfect progressive


and the other tenses


 

12:45 PM Dec 23 2012 |

sapindra

sapindra

Nepal

i had been listing the bbc news.

09:39 AM Oct 15 2012 |

marlene_eugenio

Philippines

I had been learning an english lesson whwn my audit came in.

01:42 AM Oct 06 2012 |