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Past Perfect Continuous Tense Urdu Sentences |Formula|Rules

In today lesson, I will be teaching you Past Perfect Continuous Tense with examples and Sentences in The Urdu language. Let’s learn when to use this tense.

 

Past Perfect Continuous Tense – Definition

 

This tense tells us about an action that began to a point of time or a period of time in Past, continued and then finished within the past. It does not relate to the present. For showing a “point of time” we use “since” and “for” always indicates a “period of time”. Most of the students make mistakes while using “for” and “since”. In this post, will explain when to use them. I have included a video lesson below this post so that you can understand this lesson much better. Let’ get started with our today’s lesson.

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Definition of Past Perfect Continuous Tense
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Affirmative, Negative Sentences of Past Perfect Continuous Tense
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Negative and More Examples of Past Perfect Continuous Tense

 

Past Perfect Continuous Tense – Rules

 

Verb and Helping Verb for This Tense

 

Like past continuous tense, we use the present particle (-ing) form of the verb as the main verb. And “had been” is used as a helping verb for this tense. Whether the subject of a sentence is “he”, “she”, “it” or any singular noun or the subject of a sentence is “you”, “we”, “they”, “I” or any plural noun, we even use “had been” as a helping verb.

 

 

Rules of use of “for” or “since”

 

“for” is a preposition of time that shows a period of time and “since” is also a preposition of time that shows a point of time. Most of the student make mistake while using them. The following phrases help you remember the use of them and help you make the sentence in this tense.

 

Since Phrases

 

Since morning, since evening, since afternoon, since childhood, since 2 o’clock, since 2015, since my birth, since Friday, since November etc.

 

For Phrases

 

For two hours, for one month, for two days, for two minutes, for three weeks, for five years, for a second, for a moment etc.

 

 

Past Perfect Continuous Tense – Sentences

 

We usually make three types of sentences as; affirmative, negative and interrogative. let’s deal with them one by one.

 

1 – Affirmative Sentences

 

Formula = Sub + had been + Main Verb + Object + Full-stop

 

Examples

  • Ahmed had been playing football for two hours.
  • I had been recording a video since morning.
  • They had been chatting for three hours.
  • She had been working in this bank since 2015.

 

 

2- Negative Sentences

 

Formula = Sub + had + not + been + Main Verb + Object + Full-stop

 

Examples

  • Ahmed had not been playing football for two hours.
  • I had not been recording a video since morning.
  • They had not been Chatting for Three hours.
  • She had not been working in this bank since 2015.

 

 

3- Interrogative Sentences

 

Formula = Had + Sub + been + Main Verb + Object + Question Mark

 

Examples

  • Had Ahmed been playing football for two hours?
  • Had I been recording a video since morning?
  • Had they been chatting for three hours?
  • Had she been working in this bank since 2015?

 

 

 

Past Perfect Continuous Tense – Examples

 

50 uniques examples that help you memorize much better. here are;

  1. Ahmed had been washing his car since morning.
  2. His sister had been working abroad since 2014.
  3. The barber had been cutting his hair for half an hour.
  4. Someone had been ringing the doorbell for long.
  5. They had been looking for the address for two hours.
  6. Ahmed had not been washing his car since morning.
  7. His sister had not been working abroad since 2014.
  8. The barber had not been cutting his hair for half an hour.
  9. Someone had not been ringing the doorbell for long.
  10. They had not been looking for the address for two hours.
  11. Had Ahmed been washing his car since morning?
  12. Had his sister been working abroad since 2014?
  13. Had the barber been cutting his hair for half an hour?
  14. Had They been looking for the address for two hours?
  15. The bricklayer had been building the wall since evening.
  16. The cobbler had been fixing the shoe for five minutes.
  17. Grandmother had been netting a sweater for three months.
  18. He had been reciting the Holy Quran Since early in the morning.
  19. I had been thinking about an idea since morning.
  20. The bricklayer had not been building the wall since the evening
  21. The cobbler had not been fixing the shoe for five minutes.
  22. Grandmother had not bee netting a sweater for three months.
  23. I had not been thinking about an idea since morning.
  24. Had the bricklayer been building the well since evening?
  25. Had the cobbler been fixing the shoes for five minutes?
  26. Had grandmother been netting a sweater for three months?
  27. Had I been thinking about an idea since morning.
  28. I had been waiting for you since morning.
  29. Children had been making a noise for three hours.
  30. The mechanic had been fixing the TV since evening.
  31. They had been watching this movie for half an hour.
  32. Ahmed had been sitting in this chair for an hour.
  33. I had not been waiting for you since morning.
  34. Children had not been making a noise for three hours.
  35. The mechanic had not been fixing the TV since evening.
  36. They had not been watching this movie for half an hour.
  37. Ahmed had not been sitting in this chair for an hour.
  38. Had I been waiting for you since morning?
  39. Had children making a noise for three hours?
  40. Had the mechanic been fixing the TV since Evening?
  41. Had they been watching the movies for half an hour?
  42. Had Ahmed been sitting in the chair for an hour?
  43. Nadia had been talking on the phone for ten minutes.
  44. Father had been reading the newspaper for an hour.
  45. This machine had been running since morning.
  46. The teacher had been teaching math to his pupils for half an hour.
  47. Kids had been teasing the money for ten minutes.
  48. How long had you been teaching the English language?
  49. How long had she been working in a bank?
  50. How long had they been playing football?

 

Here is the video lesson of Past perfect continuous tense with examples in the Urdu language that help you understand much better.

You can watch the same vide lesson of past perfect continuous tense in Urdu on Dailymotion. For watching this lesson click here

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Sajid Hussain is an online English teacher. He has been teaching English through Urdu/Hindi for 5 years.

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