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Past perfect simple, past perfect continuous
'When the three bears got home they realised someone had used their things'.
Past perfect simple / continuous
Simple: HAD + past participle
An action occurred before another action in the past.
( had lived, had sung …).
I lived in Miami, Florida. I had lived in New York City before.
Continuous: HAD BEEN + V-ing
An action started in the past and continued up until another time in the past
( had been living, had been singing …).
Remember that horrible day: You eventually arrived. I had been waiting for you for two hours!
Test : use one of these two tenses.
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