6Passado Perfeito Contínuo Had + been + verbo + ingI had been working hard for 10 years before I got that promotion.He got the best marks because she had been studying a lot.
7Posição no TempoHe got the best marks because she had been studying a lot.Passado PerfeitoPassadoAgora
8UsosAção que esteve em andamento no passado antes de outra ação também no passadoI arrived home very tired. I had been working hard.They were out of breath because they had been running for a long time.
9UsosExpressar a duração de uma ação que ocorreu antes de outra no passadoThey had been painting the wall the whole afternoon, so their mothers grounded them.We had been walking along the road for one hour when someone offered us a lift.