The Past Tenses - Past Perfect Continuous - Structure and Usages


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. In this video, we take a look at the past perfect continuous tense. This tense is used to talk about two actions in the past focusing on the fact that one of the two actions had been continuing at another point in the past.

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This unit was about how conditionals and reported speech is used in English. It is important to make sure that the students have a very good foundation when it comes to verb tenses before teaching this topic as it relies heavily on how each verb tense changes. It may be hard for a foreign students to understand this if they haven't been exposed to English before.I've been studying English since my childhood (I hope, I choose correct tense:)), but I don't feel confidence still , when I use different tenses. This is extremely interesting and necessary grammar. I guess, drilling and repetition helps students remember it. As usual, I'd like to notice, that the most interesting way for studying tenses I find different games.