Past Perfect Progressive (Past Perfect Continuous) Definition

The Past Perfect Progressive is used for actions that were unfinished when another action, etc, took place:

I had been living there for years before I got married.


Some books use the term Past Perfect Progressive, and others use Past Perfect Continuous.

See Also:

Present Perfect; Aspect; Perfect Aspect; Progressive Aspect; Auxiliary Verb; Future Perfect; Tense Past Perfect


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