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What is the difference between past perfect continuous and past continuous? Past continuous : I was doing ( I am in the middle of doing something) Past perfect continuous: I had been doing (something continue to happen in the past ) I am confused. It seems the same for me.
Jul 22, 2014 5:55 PM
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Past continuous = was/were + present participle = Karen was walking. It talks about something going on at a specified moment in the past. Past perfect continuous = had been = Karen had been walking. It talks about something that started before a specified moment in the past and was continuing non stop until that moment.
July 22, 2014
See if two examples can help. 1. I was taking a bath when the telephone rang. So I could not answer it. 2. I had already been learning French on my own for some time when my boss proposed sending me to a French class on corporate expenses, with a view to transferring me to the Paris office in 6 months' time.
July 22, 2014
Well, I guess you're already very aware of how past continuous and past perfect function differently. Past perfect continuous combines them.
July 22, 2014
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