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The sentences in this type of past tense form describe something that happened in the past and continued to occur after that but in the present is no longer happening.  

Sentence structure: Subject + had + been + present participle form (-ing): 

A. Positive sentences  

Sentence structure: Subject+ had+ been + -ing: 

Examples: 

  • I had been washing my clothes 
  • She had been cooking ugali 
  • They had been playing football 

 

B. Negative sentences

Sentence structure: Subject + had + not + been + -ing:

Examples: 

  • I had not been washing my clothes 
  • She had not been cooking ugali 
  • They had not been playing football 

 

C. Interrogative sentences 

Sentence structure: Had + subject + not+ been + -ing: 

Examples:  

  • Had I not been washing my clothes? 
  • Had she not been cooking ugali? 
  • Had they not been playing football? 

 

D. Negative Interrogative sentences 

Sentence structure: Hadn't + subject + not+ been + -ing + Question mark (?): 

Examples:  

  • Hadn't I not been washing my clothes? 
  • Hadn't she not been cooking ugali? 
  • Hadn't they not been playing football? 


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[3] Adjective Questions 1 – 50

[4] Adjective Answers 1 - 50

[5] Adjective Questions 51 – 100

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[11] Conjunction Questions 1 – 50

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[13] Vocabulary Questions 1 - 50

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[16] Vocabulary Answers 51 - 100

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[19] 51-100 General Grammar Answers

[20] 1-50 General Concessions Questions

[21] 1-50 General Concessions Answers

[22] 1-50 General Sentence Structure Questions

[23] 1-50 General Sentence Structure Answers

[24] 1-50 General Tense Questions

[25] 1-50 General Tense Answers

[26] 1-50 General Literature Questions

[27] 1-50 General Literature Answers

[28] 1-50 General Grammar Questions

[29] 1-50 General Grammar Answers

 

 

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