past perfect continuous

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Examples

She had been living in England for three years before moving to Sweden.

past perfect continuous (uncountable)

  1. (grammar) A tense that expresses an unbroken action continuing up to a certain time in the past. In English it is formed by using had been with a present participle.

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Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 19:24