Past Perfect Continuous

VerbalNominal
(+) S + had + been + V-ing(+) S + Had + Been+ ANA
Isna had been sleeping for 5 hours before her father woke upHe had been sad
(-) S + had + not + been + V-ing(-) S + Had + Not + Been + ANA
Isna had not been sleeping for 5 hours before her fathe woke upHe hadn’t been sad
(?) Had + S + been + V-ing(?) Had + S + Been + ANA
Had Isna been sleeping for 5 hours before her father woke up?Had he been sad?

Penggunaan :

Digunakan untuk menyatakan suatu aktivitas yang sedang berlangsung dimasa lampau yang menekankan pada durasi waktu sebelum aktivitas lain terjadi dimasa lampau.

Contoh : The police had been looking for the criminal for two years before they caught him.

Keterangan : Menerangkan bahwa polisi sudah mencari criminal tersebut selama 2 tahun (menekankan durasi waktu tertentu), dan akhirnya pelaku tersebut tertangkap.

Catatan :

SIMPLE PASTPAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS
Hanya sedang saja, sedangkanSedang dengan durasi waktu tertentu

Time signal

Past Perfect Continuous when Simple Past
Past Continuous : sedang
Past Perfect Continuous = sedang dengan durasi waktu

Baca Juga : PAST PERFECT

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