Monday, 27 May 2013

FUTURE TENSE -- FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE ---EXPLANATION WITH EXAMPLES AND EXERCISES


FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE


This tense denotes that action will continue in future time and will not be complete. Time for continuation or completion of action is not given. It is also called Future Imperfect  Tense or Future Progressive Tense.


In this tense 'Shall' or 'Will' and 'be' with first form of verb with 'ing' are used. 
For example : 

Children will be playing in the garden.

I shall be waiting for you.



AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES


In this tense with ‘shall or will’,' be' is used. First form of verb and ‘ing’ is used.


For Example: 
  • We shall be taking our examination.
  • You will be leaving for your home tomorrow.
  • Boys will be purchasing their new books.



NEGATIVE SENTENCES

In this tense ‘shall  or will’  followed by ‘not’ and 'be' & first form of verb with ‘ing’ is used.


For Example :
  • I shall  not be taking my meals.
  • We shall not be going to their house.
  • You will not be combing your hair.
  • Boys will not be making any mischief.



INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES


In this sentence ‘shall or will’ is used before subject with be and first form of verb with ‘ing’. Interrogative sign will be used at the end of the  sentence.


For Example :
  • Will you be going to  your office ?
  • Shall I be participating in the feat?
  • Will she be purchasing her clothes?



Similarly in interrogative negative sentences ‘shall or will’ is used before subject and 'not' & 'be' is  used before first  form of verb with 'ing'  in the sentence.




For Example :
  • Shall I not be solving these sums?
  • Will the boys not be attending this meeting?
  • Will Mohan not be taking his meals?
  • Will you not be writing an article for the newspaper?


In case of Interrogative sentences starting with words 'wh' , the sentence starts with the word 'wh' followed by 'will' or 'shall' subject , 'be' and first form of verb with 'ing'. The sentence ends with a sign of interrogation mark.

For example :

Why will he be going out at this time?

Which boy will be leading  the team?

Where will you be putting up during your stay?

Who will be looking after the child?

How will they be managing their affairs?

In which year will he be leaving the college?

What will they be doing at this time?


EXERCISE NO  1.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. They .........(leave) for their homes tomorrow.

2. Boys........(take) their test.

3. She........  (comb) her hair. 

4. The peasants........ (harvest) their crops.

5. We shall.......(go) out for a walk in the morning.



EXERCISE NO  2.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. You..........  (not cook) food for us.

2. She........( not pluck) flowers in the garden.

3. The child.......... (not cry).

4. I shall.......... (not learn) my lesson.

5. The girl......... (not tell) a lie.



EXERCISE NO  3.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. .......the gardener..........( plant) plants in the garden?


2. ........you.........(purchase) vegetables in the market?


3.  ........I ........(teach) him English?


4.  .......they .........( walk) in the garden in the morning?


5. ........ the girls ........(sing) songs?



EXERCISE NO  4.



Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. Who........ ( preside) over the meeting tomorrow? 


2. What she .......( do) at this time?


3. How you  ........(solve) this problem?


4. Where  you ....... (reside) during your stay?


5. When they .......(shift) to their new house?





  EXERCISE NO  5.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


I ........... (attend) my college for the last time today. I ...........(complete) my college studies today. I ......... (leave) the college and my college friends for ever. I .......... (go) to some other city to find some job there. One of my friends too......... (accompany) me. We ......... (move) together for the city tomorrow morning. We ............( leave) by train. We .......... (reach) there by 10 a.m. We ........ (put up) in a hotel there for a few days. Soon we....... (reside) in a rented accommodation when we get some job in the city.




EXERCISE NO  6.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


I.......... (go) out for a walk in the morning tomorrow. My friend........  (accompany) me for a walk. A cool breeze .......... (blow) in the morning. Many people......... (take) exercise in the garden. Children ......... (play) in the garden.

   Birds............ ( chirp) in trees. A group of elderly persons ...........( sit) on the grass in the garden and ...........(talk) with each other. We both ......... (enjoy) ourselves in the morning. We ......... (return) after spending an hour or so in the garden. We .........(feel) very fresh after returning from the walk.











(ANSWERS)

EXERCISE NO  1.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.



1. They will be leaving for their homes tomorrow.


2. Boys will be taking their test.


3. She will be combing her hair. 


4. The peasants will be harvesting their crops.


5. We shall be going out for a walk in the morning.



EXERCISE NO  2.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. You will not be cooking food for us.

2. She will not be plucking flowers in the garden.

3. The child will not be crying.

4. I shall not be learning my lesson.

5. The girl will not be telling a lie.



EXERCISE NO  3


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. Will the gardener be planting plants in the garden?

2. Will you be purchasing vegetables in the market?

3. Shall I be teaching him English?

4. Will they be walking in the garden in the morning?

5. Will the girls be singing songs?



EXERCISE NO  4.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


1. Who will be presiding over the meeting tomorrow? 

2. What will she be doing at this time?

3. How will you be solving this problem?

4. Where will you be residing during your stay?

5. When will they be shifting to their new house?



EXERCISE NO  5.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


I shall be attending  my college for the last time today. I shall be completing my college studies today. I shall be leaving the college and my college friends for ever. I shall be going to some other city to find some job there. One of my friends too will be accompanying me. We shall be moving together for the city tomorrow morning. We shall be leaving by train. We shall be reaching there by 10 a.m. We shall be putting up in a hotel there for a few days. Soon we shall be residing in a rented accommodation when we get some job in the city. 



EXERCISE NO  6.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Continuous Tense.


I shall be going out for a walk in the morning tomorrow. My friend will be accompanying me for a walk. A cool breeze will be blowing in the morning. Many people will be taking exercise in the garden. Children will be playing in the garden. Birds will be chirping in trees. A group of elderly persons will be sitting on the grass in the garden and will be talking with each other. We both will be enjoying ourselves in the morning. We shall be returning after spending an hour or so in the garden. We shall be feeling very fresh after returning from the walk.









FUTURE TENSE USAGE --- FUTURE INDEFINITE TENSE --EXPLANATION WITH EXAMPLES AND EXERCISES

FUTURE TENSE 

In Future Tense work is referred to be done in time to come.

Some grammarians do not consider it as a tense. It is referred as FUTURE TIME REFERENCE.

Future Time in English can be expressed in the following ways:

1. Simple Present Tense.
2. Present Continuous Tense.
3. To be/ be to
4. Be about to
5. Be going to


---- Simple Present Indefinite Tense can be used to express a series of planned actions in the future particularly a journey.

His office starts at 10 a.m.
He goes to see her tomorrow.

----- When the planned action for future is definite, Present Continuous Tense is used.
Boys are taking their examination next Monday.
Guests are coming next week.

----To be or Be to is used to express necessity or duty or something planned for the future.

I am supposed to be there tomorrow at 8 a.m.
I am to finish this book by tomorrow.

----- 'Be about to' is used to express events or actions likely to happen Ina very short time.

We are about to leave for his office.
The train is about to leave.
The guests are about to reach.

----- 'Be going to' is used to express events or actions that happen in the future as a result of present intention or situation.

It is going to rain heavily this winter.
She is not going to'help you.
Prices are not going to be down in recent future.

To express Future Time modals 'Shall or Will' are used.


Use of Future Indefinite Tense :

Future Indefinite Tense is used to :

----express an action that is yet to take place :

Boys will play a match tomorrow.

----express an action of habitual nature.

I shall remind you again and again.

---express the speaker's opinion for something to be done the future. Verbs like believe, know, suppose, think etc. are used in it. Adverbs like perhaps, possibly, surely etc. are also used.

I think they will not come today. I suppose that he will not help you. He will surely reach in time.

--- Shall is used with the first person to express an offer or suggestion.

Shall I open the door?                                           Which dress shall I wear?

---Will is used with the first person to express willingness, determination etc.

I will do it myself.   I will help her under all circumstances. I will not meet her again.


FUTURE INDEFINITE TENSE


In this tense work is done in future time.  Continuity or completion of activity is not mentioned nor considered. The action is to  be in the time to come. So words relating to future time like tomorrow, next day, ensuing month or coming Monday etc are used in this tense.  


For Example :
  • I shall go to Delhi.
  • John will start his factory.
  • Boys will not play a match.



AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES


In Positive sentences helping verbs 'shall or will' with the main verb is used. 

First person. 

In affirmative sentence, In case of First person singular and  plural ‘Shall’ with first form of verb is used. 

For Second & third Person singular and plural ‘will’ with first form of verb is used.


For Example :
  • His brother will appear in the examination next year.
  • I shall pay all my debts within two months.
  • Girls will sing a song,
  • You will go to your office in the morning.



NEGATIVE SENTENCES


In negative sentences with ‘shall or will’ not (never) is used before first form of verb. 


For example :
  • I shall not waste my time.
  • She will not cook food.
  • You will not join us.



INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES


In Interrogative sentences shall or will is used before Subject. First form of verb is used. Words like 'never or 'ever' is also used.

Interrogative sign is used at the end  of the sentence.


For Example: 
  • Shall we travel by bus?
  • Will you fetch me a glass of water?
  • Will they go out for a morning walk?


In case of Interrogative sentences starting with words 'wh' , the sentence starts with the word 'wh' followed by will or shall , subject and first form of verb . The sentence ends with a sign of interrogation mark. Examples will clarify the point.


Examples :

Who will bell the cat?

Which boy will lead the team?

Where will you go during vacation?

When will the guests arrive?

How will you  solve this problem?

Why will she not come here?

Whom will the team elect captain?
What will you pay for this?



In certain conditional cases two actions connected with each other are to take place in future. In such cases the sentence relating to earlier action is in Present Indefinite Tense whereas the sentence of the action taking place later is in Future Indefinite Tense.


 For example :

If it rains I shall not go to office tomorrow.

If you permit I shall take your brother along with me.


  





EXERCISE NO  1

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.


 1. Our guests........ ......... (arrive) here tomorrow.



2. The chairman ....... ......... ( preside) over the meeting.



3. The teacher ......... ........  (punish) those students.



4. I .......... .......  (attend) the office tomorrow.



5. They ........ ....... (visit) you next month.






 EXERCISE NO  2



Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.



1. It ........  not ...........(rain) today.



2. Girls ......... not ........ (sing) songs.



3. You ......... not ......... (pay) the bill.



4. I ........ never ........ (tell) a lie.



5. They ........ not ....... (accompany) you.






EXERCISE NO 3




Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.




1. ......... you .......... (teach) us English?



2. .......... we ........... ( go ) out for a picnic on Sunday?


3. ......... she ........(deliver) a lecture tomorrow?


4. ......... the boys .......... (play) a match the next Sunday?


5. ......... you .......... (lend) me your book?



EXERCISE NO 4


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.


1. How .........   you ......... ( travel) tomorrow?


2. When .........  you ........... (set) on your journey?


3. Where .......... you ......... (stay) at night?


4. Who .........  .......... (take) decision in the case?


5. Whom ......... you .......... (send) to bring fruit?





EXERCISE NO 5


Fill in the blanks in following conditional sentences using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense as deem fit.


1. If the sun.......... (shine), our clothes....... (go) dry.


2. If you......... ( work ) hard, you ......... certainly...... (get through).


3. I .........( go) only  when you...... (return).


4. If you.........( stay) a little more, we .........(dine) together.


5. I ........( visit)  you if I........ (return) in time in the evening.



 EXERCISE NO 6


Fill in the blanks in following conditional sentences using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense as deem fit.


1. Who ....... (help) you if you .......(not help) others ?


2. Where  you.......( stay ) when you .......(visit) that city? 


3. Whose book  you.........( borrow)  if you .......( need ) one?


4. Why  I .........( borrow)  from you when I ........(have) my book ?


5. How you........( come )out if you ......(fall) into this well?





EXERCISE NO 7


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.


A true friend ......... always ........... (stand) by you during the time of your difficulties. While other people .......... ........ (vilify) or (ridicule) you in your absence, he .........  ........   (avoid) to criticize you. He ........ not ........ ( blame) you for nothing but instead he .........   .......... (stand) up in your defence. He .......... ........ (support) your all actions through thick and thin.  He .......... ........ (come) to your rescue during days of your calamities. He .......... ......... (try) to share your comforts and woes equally. He ....... ....... (try) to soothe when you feel ruffled. 




EXERCISE NO 8.


Rewrite the Sentences in the following paragraph using Future Indefinite Tense.



A young, educated but unemployed boy decides to leave his house to find out a job for himself. He starts his journey for another town. On his way, after going for some miles, he feels tired. He decides to take some rest. On the side of the road, under a shady tree, he lies on grass. Soon he falls asleep. After a while, an old rich couple having no child of their own, passes that way. The young boy appears very handsome and sweet- natured to them. The old lady expresses her desire to her husband to adopt the young boy as their son. The old man too wants to have a successor but he rejects the idea. Both of them move away. Then there come two young girls talking with each other. They  catch sight of the sleeping young boy. He appears very handsome to them. One of them tells the other her wish to marry the young man. But the other girl rejects the idea because of the whereabouts of the young man being  not known. Both of them go away without taking any decision. Soon thereafter, two scoundrels appear there. They find the sleeping young boy of a very rich family. They think the boy having much money with him. They decide to kill the boy and loot his money. But at that time a loud noise of some boys talking is heard. They appear to be coming towards that side. Fearing of being caught those scoundrels run away without doing anything. At this time the young man also wakes up. He feels having enjoyed a good nap. He gets up.  Unaware of all that happened during his nap he starts his further journey.









(ANSWERS)

EXERCISE NO  1

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.


 1. Our guests will arrive here tomorrow.



2. The chairman will preside over the meeting.



3. The teacher will punish those students.



4. I shall attend the office tomorrow.



5. They will visit you next month.






 EXERCISE NO  2


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.



1. It will not rain today.



2. Girls will not sing songs.



3. You will not pay the bill.



4. I shall never tell a lie.



5. They will not accompany you.






EXERCISE NO 3


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.




1. Will you teach us English?




2. Shall we go out for a picnic on Sunday?


3. Will she deliver a lecture tomorrow?


4. Will the boys play a match the next Sunday?


5. Will you lend me your book?


EXERCISE NO 4

Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.


1. How will you travel tomorrow?


2. When will you set on your journey?


3. Where will you stay at night?


4. Who will take decision in the case?


5. Whom will you send to bring fruit?


EXERCISE NO 5


Fill in the blanks in following conditional sentences using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense as deem fit.


1. If the sun shines, our clothes will go dry.


2. If you work hard, you will certainly get through.


3. I shall go only  when you return.


4. If you stay a little more, we shall dine together.


5. I shall visit you if I return in time in the evening.



EXERCISE NO 6


Fill in the blanks in following conditional sentences using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense as deem fit.


1. Who will help you if you do not help others ?


2. Where will you stay when you visit that city? 


3. Whose book will you borrow if you need one?


4. Why shall I borrow from you when I have my book ?


5. How will you come out if you fall into this well?




EXERCISE NO 7


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Future Indefinite Tense.


A true friend will  always stand by you during the time of your difficulties. While other people will vilify or ridicule you in your absence, he will avoid to criticize you. He will not  blame you for nothing but instead he will stand up in your defence. He will support your all actions through thick and thin.  He will come to your rescue during days of your calamities. He will try to share your comforts and woes equally. He will try to soothe when you feel ruffled.


    

EXERCISE NO 8.


Rewrite the Sentences in the following paragraph using Future Indefinite Tense.




A young, educated but unemployed boy will decide to leave his house to find out a job for himself. He will start his journey for another town. On his way, after going for some miles, he will feel tired. He will decide to take some rest. On the side of the road, under a shady tree, he will lie on grass. Soon he will fall asleep. After a while, an old rich couple having no child of their own, will pass that way. The young boy will appear very handsome and sweet- natured to them. The old lady will  express her desire to her husband to adopt the young boy as their son. The old man will want to have a successor but he will reject the idea. Both of them will move away. Then there will come two young girls talking with each other. They  will catch sight of the sleeping young man. He will appear very handsome to them. One of them will tell the other her wish to marry the young man. But the other girl will reject the idea because of the whereabouts of the young man being  not known. Both of them will go away without taking any decision. Soon thereafter, two scoundrels will appear there. They will find the sleeping young boy of a very rich family. They will think the boy having much money with him. They will decide to kill the boy and loot his money. But at that time a loud noise of some boys talking will be heard. They will   appear to be coming to that side. Fearing of being caught those scoundrels will run away without doing anything. At this time the young man will also wake up. He will  feel having enjoyed a good nap. He will get up. Unaware of all that happened during his nap he will start his further journey.





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Thursday, 23 May 2013

PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE


PAST  PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE



It is used to show that a work had been continuing from the past and it had not been finished. In such sentences duration of time of work is also given. 


‘Had’ with 'been' and first form of  verb and -ing is used in these sentences.To express time words ‘for  or since’ are used. 


For example 


The child had been sleeping for two hours

We had been working for two days.

You had been living here since 1995.






AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES


In affirmative sentences, with all  types of persons ‘had’ is used.

 And with it ‘been’ and first   form  of verb and ‘ing’ is used.   

To express time ‘since’  or ‘for’ is used.



For Example :


Girls had been plucking flowers for one hour.
You had been reading this book since morning.
She had been preparing tea for half an  hour.
We had been living in this house for two years.



NEGATIVE SENTENCES


In negative sentences ‘had been’ is used with first form of verb and ‘ing’ 

and ‘not’ is used between ‘had’ & ‘been’.



For Example :

She had not been singing since morning.
You had not been taking your meals for two days.
They had not been waiting for you for two hours.
The child had not been crying for half an hour.



INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES


In Interrogative sentences Had is used before Subject.  

Been and first form of verb with ing are used. 

To express time for and since are used.

A sign of interrogation is used at the end of the sentence.



For Example:

Had he been helping  you for two years?

Had you been painting a picture since morning?
Had children been dancing for two hours ?
Had we been learning our lessons  for the last two hours?



Similarly in interrogative negative sentences Had is used before subject and not is  used before first  form of verb with ing  in the sentence.



For Example :


Had I not been solving this sum for two hours ?
Had the girls not been dancing for the last two hours?
Had Mary not been preparing for her examination since January  ?
Had you not been waiting for him since morning?



In case of Interrogative sentences starting with words 'wh' , the sentence starts with the word 'wh' followed by 'had' , subject , been and first form of verb with 'ing'. The sentence ends with a sign of interrogation mark.


For Example :


1.Where had you been living for the last two years?

2. Who had been teaching you English for the last two months?

3. Since when had you been living in this house ?

4. Why had they not been playing since morning?

5. How had she been managing her affairs for all these years?

6. Whom had they been searching for since morning?

7. Whose book  had you been reading for two hours?

8. Which picture had you been painting for two weeks?

9. What had they been doing there for two days?

10. Where had the children been playing since morning?




To Sum Up


The Past Perfect Continuous Tense
is used :

--- to describe an action in the past that had begun and had been going on for sometime before another action took place in the past.

Boys had been learning their lesson when the teacher came in the class.
She had been singing a song when her father returned.

---- to express repeated action in the past.

The lady had constantly been reminding them.
The boy had been trying to get admission in the school.

--- to describe an action which started before the time of speaking in the past. It either stopped before that time or continued upto it.

Boy have been playing a match since morning.
The child has been weeping for the last half an hour.



EXERCISE NO  1


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1. What ....... you ....... ........(worry) about all these days?

2. ..........how long ......... you .......  ........ (wait) for him?

3. Where ........ they ....... living .....  the last two years?

4. Who ......  ......... (teach) you this subject ........ January?

5. Whose story ........ she....... ..........(tell) the children ..... two hours?


             

EXERCISE NO  2


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1. We .....   ....... (wait) for you .....two hours.


2. The boys ....... ........ (play) football ........ morning.


3. The child ........  ...... weeping bitterly ...... half an hour.


4. It ....... ....... (rain) heavily ........ 7 a.m.


5. She ...... ......(watch) television ....... two hours.



EXERCISE NO  3.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1. We ........ not ...... ........(live) in this city .... two years.


2. She ...... not ....... ......... (play) on flute ........ morning.


3. They ...... not ...... .......(visit) us ....... the last two months.


4. I ....... not ...... ......(go) to my office ...... the last three days.


5. You ..... not ...... ......(take) your medicine for two days.



EXERCISE NO  4.




Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1. ....... you not ....... .......(accompany) her to the club ....two months?


2. ........ the dogs not ....... ........(bark) ....... the whole night?


3. ........the hunter ....... .......(hunt) in the forest ...... morning?


4. ........he ....... .........(learn) his lesson ...... two hours?


5. .......you ...... ....... (wait) for them ...... the last two hours?



EXERCISE NO  5.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


She ........ .......  ...... (live) in 

this house....... the last two 

years. She ........ .....   (live) 

with her husband ........ 

more than a decade or so. 

Her husband ....... .......  

(run) a factory ....... the last

 five years. She too .... ....... 

(work) in an office ...... the 

last four years. They ....... 

....... (lead) a happy married

 life ........ more than a  

decade.  But she ...... .......... 

(live) in distress ......  the 

last couple of years. Her 

son ........ not ........... (live) 

with her ......... the last a 

couple of years. He ....... 

....... (live) with his wife in 

another city ......... two 

years. She ......  ..... (feel) 

depressed since then. She 

.......  ....... (feel)  lonely..........

 her son left. She ........  ......... 

(wait) for her son to come 

......  a few months in the 

beginning but now she has lost the hope and  has consoled herself.

 







(ANSWERS)

EXERCISE NO  1


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1. What had you been worrying about all these days?

2. For how long had you been  waiting for him?


3. Where had they been living
for  the last two years?

4. Who had been teaching you this subject since  January?


5. Whose story had  she  been  telling the children for two hours?



             

EXERCISE NO  2


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1. We had been waiting for you for two hours.


2. The boys had been playing football since morning.


3. The child had been weeping bitterly for half an hour.


4. It had been  raining  heavily since 7 a.m.


5. She had been watching television for two hours.



EXERCISE NO  3


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1. We had not been living in this city for two years.


2. She had not been playing on flute since morning.


3. They had not been visiting us for the last two months.


4. I had not been going to my office for the last three days.


5. You had not been taking your medicine for two days.



EXERCISE NO  4


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


1. Had you not been accompanying her to the club for two months?


2. Had the dogs not been barking for the whole night?


3. Had the hunter been hunting in the forest since morning?


4. Had he been learning his lesson for two hours?


5. Had you been waiting for them for the last two hours?




EXERCISE NO  5.


Fill in the blanks using appropriate form of given verb in Past Perfect Continuous Tense.


She had been living in this house for the last two years.She had been living here with her husband for more than a decade or so. Her husband had been  running a factory for the last five years. She too had been working in an office for the last four years. They had been leading a happy married life for more than two  decades.  But she had been living in distress for the last a couple of years. Her son had not been living with her for the last a couple of years. He had been living with his wife in another city for two years. She had been feeling depressed for some time back. She had been feeling lonely since her son left. She had been waiting for her son to come for  a few months in the beginning but now she has consoled herself.



                                  


















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