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    Question past perfect & continuous

    Hello could someone differentiate these two usage past perfect & continuous?


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    Wink Re: past perfect & continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong View Post
    Hello could someone differentiate these two usage past perfect & continuous?


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    Start with this:
    (today) I have sold my car. Now I'm going to get a new one.
    (next week) Last week I had sold my car before I got another one.

    First, you sold your old car; second, you got a new one. Whatever happens first in a sequence of events is usually expressed by perfect tenses.

    (today) I have been selling my old car for ages. I doubt whether I will ever trade it and get a new one.
    (next week) Last week I was finally able to trade my old car. I had been selling it for ages before I got another one.

    First, the action of selling your old car occurred; then, the event of getting a new one took place.

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