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Past Perfect Continuous Verb Tense Chart


What is the structure of the Past Perfect Continuous Verb Tense Chart?

Subject

+

Auxiliary Verb

+

Auxiliary Verb

+

Main Verb

-

-

-

had

-

been

-

verb + -ing

-


Grammar rules for the past prefect continuous verb tense:

The past tense of the auxiliary verb "have" is used.

The auxiliary verb "to be" always stays in the V3/past participle form (been).

-ing is added to the main verb.

Negative statements - "not" is added between the auxiliary verb "have" (had)

Question - the auxiliary verb "have" (had) comes before the subject

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Past Perfect Continuous Verb Tense Chart Chart

 

Subject

Auxiliary Verb

-

Auxiliary Verb

-

+

I

had

-

been

studying

really all night. I was really tired.

We

had

-

been

cleaning

all week, before my mother came to visit.

She

had

-

been

playing

outside for hours. She needed to take a shower.

-

I

had

not

been

sleeping

for the last few days, so I went to the doctor.

You

had

not

been

studying

very much before your test, that is why you failed.

He

had

not

been

eating

for the last few day. She lost a lot of weight.

?

Had

I

-

been

making

a lot of noise, while you were sleeping?

Had

it

-

been

raining

all night, because it is all wet outside.?

Had

she

-

been

cleaning

the house last week, it looks really clean?



Past Simple Tense

Past Continuous Verb Tense

Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Continuous Verb Tense