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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #124043: Past perfect continuous
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    Past perfect continuous


    Rappel : The past perfect continuous is used when something has been happening for a period of time before another thing happened.The forms of  the past perfect continuous are:Affirmative sentencesSubject + had+ been + verb + ing.
      Example : The photographer had been taking a lot of photos during the ceremony.

    Negative sentences Subject + had not + been + verb+ ing.
      Example : She had not/hadn't been smoking since 2008.

    Interrogative sentences : Had + subject + been + verb + ing ?
     Example  : Had they been travelling to India?


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    1. Jane (not/ peel) the potatoes when I found her in the kitchen.

    2. Who (to help) you with money all these years ?

    3. I (to borrow) books from the library for a long time.

    4. It (to snow) heavily for several hours.

    5. They (to visit) friends for a week.

    6. When her husband came home, the woman (clean) the house for hours.

    7. He (work) hard and passed his exam.

    8. Thomas (to try) to repair the phone all day long.

    9. The farmer (to plough) the fields for a few days.

    10. You (study) Japanese for several years.

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