Olumlu cümle :
özne + had been + fiil + ( - ing ) + nesne
Olumsuz cümle :
özne + had + not + been + fiil + ( - ing ) + nesne
Soru cümlesi :
had + özne + been + fiil + ( - ing ) + nesne
1- Geçmişte belirli bir zaman içinde devam eden eylemler anlatmak için( action continuing over a period up to a spesific time in the past )
Örnek ( example ) : She had been saving for a whole year before she bought her ticket to Roma.
2-( past action of certain duration which had visible results in the past )
Örnek ( example ) : He had been shouting so loudly that he had a sore throat.
3- Present Continuous un geçmiş eşdeğeri Past Perfect Continuous tur.( the Past Perfect Continuous is the past equivalent of the Present Continuous )
Örnek ( example ) : The party was a great success because he had been preparing for it all week.
Present Perfect Continuous Tense için sıklıkla kullanılan zarflar :
all, for , since