Past Perfect Continuous Tense – Learn English Language From Your Home

Past Perfect Continuous Tense shows any action which was started from a specific time of past and remained on going in past.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Past Perfect Continuous Tense

yeh tense mazi ka aik aisa action show karta hai, jo mazi main kisi khas waqt say shuru hua or mazi main he jari raha…yeh action akhri report tak khatam nai hua or jari raha.
woh 20 din say aik he ketab parh raha tha.
yani us nay mazi main 20 din aik he ketab parhe..or akhri waqt tak parh raha tha.

Structure of Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Subject+had been+1st form+ing+object+time duration

Past Perfect Continuous Tenses
Formula
Identity….raha tha, rahe the, rahy thay…duration
ta raha, te rahe, tay rahay….(could be without duration)
Helping Verb…Had been
Verb….1st form+ing
Singular/Plural…had been
Pakistan 1947 say tareke kar raha tha.
Pakistan had been progressing since 1947.

Interrogative

Kya woh mehnat karta raha?
Had he been working hard?

Negative

Woh bachpan say Urdu nai bol raha tha.
He had not been speaking Urdu since his childhood.

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Structure of Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Subject+had been+ing form of verb+object
He had been studying for many days.

Use of “Since” and “for”

Since…or “for” ko istemal karnay ka asan tareen tareeka yeh hai k jab hamary pass time “countable” ho to “for” ay ga…or jab time unoutable ho…to “since” ay ga………
is say be zaida asan karnay k liyay main kah sakta hoon k jab time aisa ho jis ka plural ban sakta to wahan “for” ay ga..
maslan “days, years, months, hours etc”
for 10 days, for 10 years etc
lakin agar time aisa ho jis k plural nai ban sakta…to wahan “since” ay ga
maslan “june, 2017, childhood, morning, evening etc”
in tamam time k sath app “s” nai laga sakty…
Since July, since 2017, since morning

Practice for Past Perfect Continuous Tense

1…Bharat kae sal say Champion trophy main Pakistan ko hara raha tha lakin is dafa Pakistan nay bharat ko hara deya.
2…Pakistan nay achi performance dekahaye.
3…Main usay call karta raha lakin us nay mare call pick nai key.
4…Tum kab aye?
5…Many us k liyay aik ghari(watch) khareede the lakin us nay mera tohfa pasand nai kea.
6…Main chahta hon k app ajj he mery ghar ayain.
7…Wo kya chupana chahta tha?
8…Pakistan apna defah mazboot banata raha hai (make strong defense)
9…Many match khela.
10…Pakistan jeet’ta raha hai.

The Correct Answer

1…Bharat kae sal say Champion trophy main Pakistan ko hara raha tha lakin is dafa Pakistan nay bharat ko hara deya.
India had been defeating Pakistan in the Champion trophy for many years but this time Pakistan defeated India.

2…Pakistan nay achi performance dekahaye.
Pakistan performed well.

3…Main usay call karta raha lakin us nay mare call pick nai key.
I had been calling him but he didn’t pick my call.

4…Tum kab aye?
When did you come?

5…Many us k liyay aik ghari(watch) khareede the lakin us nay mera tohfa pasand nai kea.
I purchased a watch for him but he didn’t like my gift.

6…Main chahta hon k app ajj he mery ghar ayain.
I want you to come my home today.

7…Wo kya chupana chahta tha?
What did he want to hide?

8…Pakistan apna defah mazboot banata raha hai (make strong defense)
Pakistan has been making its defense strong.

9…Many match khela.
I played the match.

10…Pakistan jeet’ta raha hai.
Pakistan has been winning.