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Past Perfect Continuous Tense Active and Passive Voice

Past Perfect Continuous Tense Active and Passive Voice
Past Perfect Continuous Tense Active and Passive Voice


Note:
keep in mind that it is not common in written English to change the active sentences from present perfect progressive, past perfect progressive, and future perfect progressive tenses into passive sentences in written English, but they could be rarely changed in spoken English. In order to help our visitors, know their use in spoken English, we have provided the structures for all the above-mentioned tenses, but in the article below you will learn about past perfect continuous tense active and passive voice. In addition, click Active and Passive Voice Complete Rules, you might find this useful too.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense Active and Passive Voice

Affirmatives

  • Active: S + had + been + V1 ing + object + ROTS
    Jalai had been teaching English for ten years before he established a new system called a lingua.
  • Passive: S + had + been + being + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    English had been being taught by Jalai for ten years before he established a new system called a lingua.

Interrogatives

  • Active: Had + S + been + V1 ing + object + ROTS
    Had she been watching the movie for two hours when her husband got home?
  • Passive: Had + S + been + being + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    Had the movie been being watched by her for two hours when her husband got home?

Negatives

  • Active: S + had + not + been + V1 ing + object + ROTS
    She had not/hadn`t been watching the movie for two hours when her husband got home.
  • Passive: S + had + not + been + being + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    The movie had not/hadn`t been being watched by her for two hours when her husband got home.

Negative interrogatives

  • Active: Had not + S + been + V1 ing + object + ROTS
    Hadn`t she been watching the movie for two hours when her husband got home?
  • Passive: Had not + been + S + being + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    Hadn`t been the movie being watched by her for two hours when her husband got home?

WH/Information questions

  • Active: WH + had + S + been + V1 ing + object + ROTS
    Where had he been chopping the wood when the rain started?
  • Passive: WH + S + had + been + being + V3 + prep + object + ROTS
    Where the wood had been being chopped by him when the rain started.

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