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    I was reading a book when you called me and I had been reading a book....

    Hi.I am confused about Past Continuous and Past Perfect Continuous.Can you explain the difference beetween following sentences?


    I was reading a book when you called me. and I had been reading a book when you called me.


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    Re: I was reading a book when you called me and I had been reading a book....

    'I was reading a book when you called me' means exactly that.

    'I had been reading a book when you called me' means I was no longer reading the book.

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    Re: I was reading a book when you called me and I had been reading a book....

    The first means you were in the act of reading a book when your phone rang.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I was reading a book when you called me and I had been reading a book....

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    Hi. (Space after a full stop.) I am confused about the past continuous and the past perfect continuous. (Space after a full stop.) Can you explain the difference beetween between the following sentences?

    I was reading a book when you called me. and
    I had been reading a book when you called me.

    Thank you.
    Note my corrections above. We don't capitalise the names of tenses. Remember to put a space after every comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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