Past Perfect Continuous (Progressive)


 - to say that smth had been happening for a period of time before smth else happened (выражение действия, которое длилось определённый отрезок времени до наступления следующего действия в прошлом): We’d been playing tennis for an hour when it started to rain heavily. /I was very tired. I’d been working hard all day.

+ had been + Ving

I had been waiting all day before she came.


- hadn’t been + Ving

They hadn’t been listening that’s why they couldn’t answer.


? Had… been + Ving

Had they been dancing before the competition?

Had he been training before?


Markers: all day, for