Exercises: Past perfect continuous

Pasado perfecto continuo

A) Escribe los verbos marcados en verde en el past perfect continuous en afirmativo o negativo, según corresponda en las siguientes oraciones.

1 He (study)
Chinese for two years before they sent him to China.

He'd (had) been studying Chinese for two years before they sent him to China.

2 What (you do)
before I arrived?

What had you been doing before I arrived?

3 It (not rain)
hard before I arrived.

It'd not (had not / hadn't) been raining hard before I arrived.

4 (the patient not feel)
better?

Had the patient not been feeling better?

5 (your students speak)
in English at the meeting?

Had your students been spoking in English at the meeting?

6 I (drive)
for two hours when I got to the village.

I'd (had) been driving for two hours when I got to the village.

7 He admitted he (not sleep)
for several days.

He admitted he had not been sleeping for several days.

8 Lucy (not watch)
TV since 8 o'clock.

Lucy had not (hadn't) been watching TV since 8 o'clock.

9 She (read)
a newspaper.

She'd (had) been reading a newspaper.

10 He (not work)
there for ten years before he retired.

He'd not (had not/hadn't) been working there for ten years before he retired.