30 de abril de 2013

Perfec continuous tenses: Past perfec continuous



To go ing form: going

Afirmative

Sujeito + to be (past perfect) + going

I, you, we, they had been going.
He, she, it had been going.

Negative

Sujeito + to be (past perfect) not + going

I, you, we, they had not been going.
He, she, it had not been going.

Question

To be (past perfect) + sujeito +going

Had I, you, we, they been going?
Had he, she, it been going?

a) Descreve uma ação que começa antes de algum momento no passado e continua até aquele momento ou se interrompe um pouco antes.

I got to school at 8:30.
The teacher started explaining the lesson at 8 o’clock.
When I got to school, the teacher had been explaining the lesson for half an hour.
Quando cheguei à escola, a professora estaba explicando a lição há meia hora.

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