Past perfect continuous




Quando si usa:

Si utilizza per indicare la continuità di un'azione nel passato.


Esempio:

Era stanca perché stava lavorando dalle cinque.




Come si costruisce:

Forma affermativa: soggetto + had been + -ing form del verbo


Traduzione esempio precedente:

She was tired because she had been working since five o'clock.




Costruzione altre forme:

Interrogativa: had + soggetto + been + -ing form del verbo
Negativa: soggetto + had not been + -ing form del verbo





Es. con il verbo To Listen

Forma AffermativaForma InterrogativaForma Negativa
I had been listeningHad I been listening?I had not been listening
You had been listeningHad you been listening?You had not been listening
He had been listeningHad he been listening?He had not been listening
She had been listeningHad she been listening?She had not been listening
It had been listeningHad it been listening?It had not been listening
We had been listeningHad we been listening?We had not been listening
You had been listeningHad you been listening?You had not been listening
They had been listeningHad they been listening?They had not been listening