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5 Soal (Uraian) Past Perfect Continuous Tense dan Jawaban

Contoh Soal (Esai) Tentang Past Perfect Continuous Tense

1. What is past perfect continuous tense and examples?

Jawaban:
The Past Perfect Continuous tense is like the Past Perfect tense, but it expresses longer actions in the past before another action in the past. For example: Ram started waiting at 9am. I arrived at 11am. When I arrived, Ram had been waiting for two hours.


2. What do you mean by past perfect continuous tense give three examples?

Jawaban:
I had been writing articles on various topics for three hours. He had been reading different kinds of books since morning. They had been playing football in that field before it started to rain. Jane had been gossiping in the coffee shop for two hours. Jeff had been studying in the library before he came to the class.


3. What is the formula for past perfect continuous tense?

Jawaban:
The past perfect continuous is composed of two elements - the past perfect of the verb to be (=had been) + the present participle (base+ing).


4. Why do we use past perfect continuous tense?

Jawaban:
The past perfect continuous (also called past perfect progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an action started in the past and continued up to another point in the past.


5. What is the difference between past continuous tense and past perfect continuous tense?

Jawaban:
Both past continuous and past perfect continuous tenses can be used to talk about actions or situations that were in progress at a certain point of time in the past. While the past continuous merely shows continuity, the past perfect continuous tense also puts an emphasis on the idea of duration.