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What is the past perfect progressive tense of work?

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The past perfect progressive tense of work is "had been working".

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The past perfect tense follows this structure:Subject + Auxiliary Verb 'Have' used in the simple past tense becoming 'had' + Past Participle.For example:I had finished work.


The form of past prefect is had + past participle.The past participle of do is done. So past perfect is had done.He had done the work and left.


"Recently, I have had the honor..." is perfect. "Recently, I had gotten together with several friends..." is pluperfect, or past perfect, depending on where you learned. I assume by "present perfect" you mean what I call the "past progressive" ie. "Recently, I was going..." -- in which case that also works. Basically, you can use "recently" with any past tense, excluding the future perfect tense ("Recently, I will have gone..." does not work, because future perfect actually happens after the present!)


The tense is usually called the present perfect and is as follows:I have beenyou have beenhe/she/it has beenwe have beenthey have beenPresent perfect and past perfect are two different tenses.past perfect is formed by had + past participle.The past participle of am is been so past perfect would be had been.I had been at work all day.


There is no irregular perfect tense.Present perfect tense is formed with have/has + past participle.See is an irregular verb. This is a present perfect sentence with see (past participle seen).I have seen the movie ten times.Past perfect is formed with had +past participle.Draw is an irregular verb. This is a past perfect sentence with draw (past participle drawn).I had drawn the picture before work finished.


The past tense of "work" would be "worked".


The past tense of "work" would be "worked".


Past tense - worked Present tense - work/works Future tense - will work


The sentence will have a past tense verb in it.For example the past tense of runis ran.present tense -- I runto work.past tense -- I ranto work.present tense -- I amsick.past tense -- I wassick.


The future perfect tense is will have worked.


The past tense is worked. The present tense is work/works/working.


to drink = Infinitive drank = Past Tense drunk = Participle have/has drunk = Present Perfect


Present tense: work/works/working Past tense: worked. Future tense: will work.


Present tense - clean. Past tense - cleaned. Present tense - work. Past tense - worked. Present tense - play. Past tense - played.


I have worked. -------------------------------------- a sentance: I understand you have worked in London for the past few years.


Some examples: Past tense - worked. Future tense - will work. Past tense - played. Future tense - will play. Past tense - lied. Future tense - will lie.


The word "dancing" is a gerund form, used as a noun (e.g. Dancing is hard work.)But the -ing form is also used in the "continuous" or progressive tenses.Present continuous: I am dancing.Past continuous: I was dancing.Future continuous: I will be dancing.Present perfect continuous: I have been dancing.Past perfect continuous: I had been dancing.Future perfect continuous: I will have been dancing.


Worked is the past tense of work. Present tense forms of work are: work / works / working


Work is a regular verb so add -ed to make the past tense -- worked


It would be "he told" if you are using simple past tense. As in: "He told me his name was Bob." Or "he had told" if you want the past perfect tense. As in: "He had told her to lock the door before he went to work."


Hoping is called a present participle. By itself it is not a verb tense. But:used with a be verb it could be past or present tense:-I am hoping to see the Queen when she visits.or it could be past tense:- She was hoping to get a ride back to work with them.Used with have / has been it could be present perfect continuous:-I have been hoping to see you for a long time.Used with had been it is past perfect continuous:-They had been hoping for a warm summer.


The simple past tense is worked.


Perfect verb tenses consist of a form of "have" plus the past participle (past tense form of a verb). This tense indicates more complex time relationships that simple tenses.Present perfect verbs indicate something that began in the past and is still ongoing.I have exercised for several years.Past perfect indicates an action completed at some specific time or an action completed by the time of another past action.By the time Jake arrived home, Chris had finished all the laundry.Future perfect indicates an action that will be completed by some specific time.By 2010, I will have completed all the course work for my degree.


The present tense of work is work (I work, you work, he works, she works, it works, we work they work). The present continuous - am/is/are working; the present perfect - have/has worked; the present perfect continuous - have/has been working.


The word "akin" doesn't have a past tense as it's not a verb.



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