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    Past simple + Past Perfect Progressive

    Hi.
    I had thought about one sentence and tried to find answer in google... so i'm here. )))

    Guys, could i say: I forgot, how amazing it had been being(for example, if i talking about feelings in the past during some action, which ended in the past(party, eating unusual food)?
    First - it was amazing, than - i forgot it ))))

    And 2nd question: How i could say same sentence, but, when i talking about my feelings, for example, when i was reading the book.
    I forgot, how amazing that book... ?Had been? ?is?
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    I red the book, which i had red many years before. I forgot how nice it had been. ????


    Thank you for your help! )))
    Last edited by Black_Parrot; 23-Jun-2012 at 18:30.

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    Re: Past simple + Past Perfect Progressive

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    "I forgot how amazing it had been being."

    I don't think you'll ever see 'being' used with the past perfect. 'Had been' already has a 'be' verb in it.

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    Re: Past simple + Past Perfect Progressive

    I thought i have to use past progressive, because i want to talk about process(action) in the past... not about result of that action.

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