Past Perfect Continuous Tense – Exercises for Class 8

Past perfect continuous tense is used: to denote the length of any past action that continued till the time of reference in the past; to tell about the continuity of the longer action among the two acts in the past. Example: The children had been playing for two hours when I reached the park.

Exercises

Q. Rewrite the following sentences using past perfect continuous tense.

  1. He went to his village every month.
  2. The girl was searching for her doll.
  3. The gardener mowed the garden.
  4. The monkey tried to climb the wall
  5. Her grandmother was not feeling well.

Answer

  1. He had been going to his village every month.
  2. The girl had been searching for her doll.
  3. The gardener had been mowing the garden.
  4. The monkey had been trying to climb the wall.
  5. Her grandmother had not been feeling well.

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