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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #51293: Past and future
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    Past and future

    The past perfect tense vs. The past perfect continuous

    Basic uses:


     The past perfect is used to show that an action or event in the past took place ( or didn't take place) before another action/point of time in the past.

                                                    Form: Had + verb in the past participle

     The past perfect continuous form indicates that a process/activity was ( or wasn't ) taking place before something else happened in the past.

                                                    Form : Had+ been + Verb + ing

    Future perfect simple vs. Future perfect continuous

    Basic uses:


     We use the future perfect simple, when we want to speak about a process or activity or event completed at or done before a particular time in the future.


                                                                          Form: Will + have + verb in the past participle

     We use the future perfect continuous, if we want to stress the continuity of the future event.

                                                           Form: Will + Have + Been + Verb + ing

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    1. I this American singer on stage before.
    2. Until that tune came on, I to rock music.
    3. After I it, I couldn't get it out of my head.
    4. By next October, we for a university course.
    5. It's possible that by then, I a lot in English.
    6. My brother, Adam, as a teacher for ten years by next June.
    7. Our class on this project for a week by next Friday.
    8. I washing the car; we can go shopping.

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