Past Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous

Past Perfect


She didn’t talk to me until I had apologised.
After she had retired, she travelled a lot.
By lunchtime yesterday, he had finished painting the
house.
By the time I called, he had left.
This was the best book I had read.
It was the first time he had lied to me.
He said that she had seen him a month before.
No sooner had we come than he left.


Past Perfect Continuous


By lunchtime yesterday, he had been painting the room
for three hours.
By the time I arrived home, he had been working in the
garden for three hours.
His hands were dirty because he had been working in the
garden.
He told me that she had been studying all night.

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