Notes On Past Perfect Continuous Tense - CBSE Class 9 English Grammar
The Past Perfect Continuous tense is like the Past Perfect tense, but it expresses longer actions in the past before another action in the past. For example: Shalini started waiting at 10 am. Sirisha arrived at 12 am. When Sirisha arrived, Shalini had been waiting for two hours. Here are some more examples: Prakash was very tired. Prakash had been running. They could smell cigarettes. you had been smoking. Suddenly, my scooter broke down. I was not surprised. It had not been running well for a long time.

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The Past Perfect Continuous tense is like the Past Perfect tense, but it expresses longer actions in the past before another action in the past. For example: Shalini started waiting at 10 am. Sirisha arrived at 12 am. When Sirisha arrived, Shalini had been waiting for two hours. Here are some more examples: Prakash was very tired. Prakash had been running. They could smell cigarettes. you had been smoking. Suddenly, my scooter broke down. I was not surprised. It had not been running well for a long time.
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