[Grammar] Past Perfect Simple VS Continuous: had had/had been having

naweewra

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Hello,

In this situation, which tense would you use?

a) The doctor asked me how long I had had this chest pain.

b) The doctor asked me how long I had been having this chest pain.

Thank you.

Nawee
 

Tdol

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But there's nothing wrong with a).
 
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