Past Perfect vs Past Perfect Continous - Coggle Diagram
Past Perfect vs Past Perfect Continous
Example of Form of Past Perfect Continous
Frank bought a new car. He had been looking for one since last year.
He was tired because she had been working too much.
Had you been studying English for a long time before you went to London?
He had been drinking milk out the carton when Mom walked into the kitchen.
I had not been working.
Structure of Past Perfect
Positive: Subject + had + Past participle
Interrogative: Had + subject + past participle
Negative: Subject + had + not + participle
Structure of Past Perfect Continous
Positive: Subject + “had” + “been” + verb+ing…
Interrogative: Had + subject + been + verb+ing?
Negative: Subject + had + not + been + verb+ing…
Example of Past Perfect
After she had moved out, I found her notes.
She had cooked some food.
Before I knew it, she had run out the door
I had lost my camera.
I had not visited him
Uses of Past Perfect
Is for talking about something that happened before something else.
Uses of Past Perfect Continous
We use the past perfect continous to show that something started in the past and continued up until another time in the past.