Grade 8 Grammar Lesson 11 The past perfect continuous tense

What is the structure of past perfect continuous tense?
When do we use the past perfect continuous tense?
What is the difference between the present perfect continuous tense and the past perfect continuous tense?

Grade 8 Grammar Lesson 11 The past perfect continuous tense (0)

Had been + present participle is the past perfect continuous tense. We use this tense for something that continued up to a certain point of time in the past.

We can say that something had been happening for a period of time before something happened.

The past perfect continuous is the past equivalent of the present perfect continuous. 

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