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.

Summary

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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