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Past perfect continuous tense.pdf

Past perfect tense definition:
It talks about an action that was completed before another action in the past.
For example:
We reached home last night at 9 pm. This is a time which is fixed in the past; last night. so at 9 pm last night we reached home there was no light. It means the light had gone before that 9 pm. So for such activities, we use past perfect tense.

Past perfect tense Formula
check out the Present perfect tense:

1. Positive formula/ structure.
Subject + had (helping verb) + 3rd form of the verb + object/ complement.
E.g.
The plane had left before she arrived.
We had eaten everything when he came home.
She had broken the glasses before we became aware.
Everything had been ruined when the police arrived.
2. Negative formula/ structure.
Subject + had + not + 3rd form of the verb + object/ complement.

e.g.

The plane had not left before she arrived.
We had not eaten everything when he came home.
She had not broken the glasses before we became aware.
Everything had not been ruined when the police arrived.
I had not done my work.

Past perfect tense definition:
It talks about an action that was completed before another action in the past.
For example:
We reached home last night at 9 pm. This is a time which is fixed in the past; last night. so at 9 pm last night we reached home there was no light. It means the light had gone before that 9 pm. So for such activities, we use past perfect tense.

Past perfect tense Formula
check out the Present perfect tense:

1. Positive formula/ structure.
Subject + had (helping verb) + 3rd form of the verb + object/ complement.
E.g.
The plane had left before she arrived.
We had eaten everything when he came home.
She had broken the glasses before we became aware.
Everything had been ruined when the police arrived.
2. Negative formula/ structure.
Subject + had + not + 3rd form of the verb + object/ complement.

e.g.

The plane had not left before she arrived.
We had not eaten everything when he came home.
She had not broken the glasses before we became aware.
Everything had not been ruined when the police arrived.
I had not done my work.

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Past perfect continuous tense.pdf

1. 1. Past perfect continuous tense Tense which means time in this article we study past perfect continuous tense. It refers to a specific Continuous action or time. Which is quite clear from the meaning. Let’s put a glance over the table. No : Past Perfect Continuous Tense 1 Before now Past means a time that is not in the present or future. Completed It refers to completion. Perfect means completed (action). Going on the action. It indicates the action which was going on. Time, age, or period This is one quite clear means: time, age, or period. So let’s move to the definition of the past perfect tense.