Can you explain with example difference between past perfect and past continuous tense
Here is an explanation to your question:
The past perfect refers to a time ‘earlier than’ before now. It is used to make it clear that one event happened before another in the past. It does not matter which event is mentioned first - the tense makes it clear which one happened first.
1. You had gone by the time I came;
2. They had said they would arrive by 10 O’ clock, etc.
The past continuous tense (also called the past progressive tense) is commonly used in English for actions which were going on (had not finished) at a particular time in the past. This tense was formed using two components: the verb BE (in the past tense), and the -ING form of a verb.
The following instances would make it clear:
1. It was raining when they left;
2. I was cooking when the phone rang;
3. They were practicing when it started to rain, etc.
Hope the above explanations with the instances helped you with your query.
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