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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #109939: Past Perfect Continuous
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    Past Perfect Continuous

    We use the Past Perfect Continuous to show that something started in the past and continued in the past.

    Example : you had been waiting for 20 minutes when the bus arrived.

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    1. I was very tired when my daughter got home. I (clean) the house all day.

    2. She (cook) lunch when the baby started to cry loudly.

    3. I stopped painting 3 years ago. I (paint) for 15 years.

    4. Finally my friend came. I (wait) for 20 minutes.

    5. He was sitting on the sofa. He was very tired because he (work) hard.

    6. My father (work) in France for 10 years when he came back to Italy in 2007.

    7. We were extremely tired because we (dance) all night at my friend's party.

    8. His wife gave birth to their baby. He (wait) for a very long time.

    9. We saw a boy sitting on the ground at the park yesterday. He was out of breath. He (run).

    10. My computer was hot, I (work) on it for hours.

    11. The street was covered with snow. It (snow) for hours.

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