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    Past Perfect Tense vs Past Perfect Continuous 2

    So, I'm still confused with these 2 types of tenses. Which verb is not used in Continuous (Progressive) form? What's the different between these two?

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    Re: Past Perfect Tense vs Past Perfect Continuous 2

    You had better give example sentences, on which the teachers will comment.

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    Re: Past Perfect Tense vs Past Perfect Continuous 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    You had better give example sentences, on which the teachers will comment.

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    This

    "I had been watching this for a year"
    "I had watched this for a year

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    Re: Past Perfect Tense vs Past Perfect Continuous 2

    The past perfect is not needed in your sentences because 'You need some other act in the past to use the past perfect'── quoted from https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...86#post1042786

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    Re: Past Perfect Tense vs Past Perfect Continuous 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    You had better give example sentences, on which the teachers will comment.

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    Matthew, "you had better" is most often used as a command. "You should" would be better.

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