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Le Past Perfect Be + ing est un temps du passé qui permet de faire le bilan d'une action commencée dans le passé, tout en la considérant dans sa durée.
Ce dernier point le différencie du Past Perfect.

Il se forme avec l'auxiliaire 'had' ('have' au passé), suivi de 'been' (participe passé de 'be'), et du verbe à la forme 'ing'. Pour le verbe 'work', cela donne 'had been working'  à toutes les personnes :

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I had been working I'd been working I had not been working I hadn't been working Had I been working? Hadn't I been working?
he had been working he'd been working he had not been working he hadn't been working Had he been working? Hadn't he been working?
we had been working we'd been working we had not been working we hadn't been working Had we been working? Hadn't we been working?
you had been working you'd been working you had not been working you hadn't been working Had you been working? Hadn't you been working?
they had been working they'd been working they had not been working they hadn't been working Had they been working? Hadn't they been working?
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Le Past Perfect Be + Ving est un des temps du Perfect :

Simplebe + Ving
PresentI have workedI have been working
PastI had workedI had been working
 

Le Past Perfect Be + Ving est un des temps de be + Ving :


SimplePerfect
PresentI am workingI have been working
PastI was workingI had been working