# Past perfect and Past prefect continuous

• 27-Jul-2004, 16:47
deer
Past perfect and Past prefect continuous
Hello , :D

If you can explain that to me with function.

Past perfect and Past prefect continuous

With example.

Thank
Deer
• 27-Jul-2004, 23:43
Ahmed88
Re: Past perfect and Past prefect continuous
Quote:

Originally Posted by deer
Hello , :D

If you can explain that to me with function.

Past perfect and Past prefect continuous

With example.

Thank
Deer

Past perfect = Had + P.P. I had given him some money
He said thanks after I had given him some money.

Past perfect countinuos = Had + been + P.P.
John said "I have been working on it for three days"
John said that he had been working on it for three days.
• 28-Jul-2004, 13:53
deer
Hello
Hello Ahmed88 :D

Past perfect

1. we use the past perfect to show that one action happened before anther in the past, and the first action finished before the second action started.
2. we often use the past prefect with because t explain past situation.
3. to show that two actions happened at the same time, we use the past simple.

It’s correct use that in past perfect ? if yes please give me example :

Bye
deer

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