Gramatica limbii engleze cu exercitii
Past Perfect Continuous

Afirmativ
I  had been painting
You had been painting
 She/he had been painting
We had been painting
You had been painting
They had been painting

Interogativ

Had I been painting?
Had you been painting?
Had he/she been painting?
Had we been painting?
Had you been painting?
Had they been painting?

Negativ
I had not (hadn’t) been painting
You had not (hadn’t) been painting
She/he had not (hadn’t) been painting
We had not (hadn’t) been painting
You had not (hadn’t) been painting
They had not (hadn’t) been painting



Se foloseste pentru:

-  accentueaza ideea de desfasurare a unei actiuni petrecute inaintea unei alte actiuni trecute
I had been looking for it for hours before I found it
L-am cautat ore intregi inainte de a-l gasi

-    conform concordantei timpurilor, se foloseste in vorbirea indirecta atunci cand verbul din regenta este la trecut
He said he had been studying English for several years
Mi-a spus ca studiaza engleza de cativa ani
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