Penggunaan Past Perfect Continuous Tense

1. Menyatakan suatu acara yang terjadi di masa lampau dan masih berlanjut hingga ada acara lain yang membuat acara tersebut terhenti. Perhatikan teladan di bawah ini:

  
We had been playing soccer when the accident occurred. (Kami telah sedang bermain sepak bola ketika kecelakaan itu terjadi.)
Pada teladan di atas, subject telah sedang bermain bola kaki, pada dikala subject telah sedang bermain bola, ada sebuah kecelakan terjadi yang membuat si subject menghentikan aktifitasnya.
2. Digunakan untuk menyatakan acara yang dilakukan pada masa lampau yang mempunyai kekerabatan karena akhir (cause and effect)
Contoh:
  • I was so tired. I had been revising my lessons for hours.
Pada teladan di atas, “I was tired / saya lelah” merupakan akhir dari “I had been revising my lesson/saya telah sedang merevisi pelajaran-pelajaran saya selama berjam-jam”.
Pola kalimat past perfect continuous tense
Positif               : Subject + had + been + Ving
Negative           : Subject + had + not + been + Ving
Pertanyaan       : Had + Subject + been + Ving + ?
Contoh:
I had been working when she called me.
I had not been working when she called me.
Had you been working when she called you?
She had been sleeping.
She had not been sleeping.
Had she been sleeping? Yes, she had/ No, she had not


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