was sleeping / had been sleeping
I'd appreciate it if somebody could have a look at my thoughts and comment on them. I need to explain the difference between the following sentences:
(1) I was sleeping until you came
(2) I had been sleeping until you came
I think (2) implies a longer process.Perhaps I woke up because you came.
(1) only says I was asleep at some time before your arrival.
Would adding "for 2 hours" make (1) sound fine too?
Re: was sleeping / had been sleeping
Frankly, I don't feel any real difference between the two.
I do feel that 'asleep' is more natural than 'sleeping' in both.