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hotspicy

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Please correct this
She had been coming to my place to teach me a few days before my exams...(I am saying this statement in present tense)
 

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I don't unnderstand your reference to "present tense". You have used past perfect continuous/progressive and in that usage it is usually followed by a "when/but/however etc." phrase such as "She had been coming to my place........., when I received a phone call that her car was out of gas."
 
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I don't unnderstand your reference to "present tense". You have used past perfect continuous/progressive and in that usage it is usually followed by a "when/but/however etc." phrase such as "She had been coming to my place........., when I received a phone call that her car was out of gas."
Sorry I meant I am saying this sentence at present to some one else
 
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