Past Perfect Continuous Tense

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Past Perfect Continuous Tense :


General form : Subject + had + been + verb + ing


Examples :


When I met him in 1950 he had been living in Madras for five years.


Dickens had been writing novels even before he left college.


The Pallavas had been ruling till were defeated by the Cholas.


He had been living in Mumbai since 1980 but he left it last March.



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